Our Story

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material.


The fork was only the beginning ....

Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef and his team spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, they discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. Ta-da! That is how our iconic fork was born. As time has passed, we have grown, and in 2019, we founded Refork. Our workshop evolved into a state-of-the-art factory in Prague. We honed our material, thus enhancing our product and manufacturing line. As a result, the fork evolved into a cutlery set.

Refork founded
Material from sawdust & PLA
Prototype testing of injection molding
Prototype of MTI blending machine

2019  

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material. Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef Homola spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, the team discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. That is how our pioneering fork was born. In 2019, we founded Refork.

2019  

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material. Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef Homola spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, the team discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. That is how our pioneering fork was born. In 2019, we founded Refork.

2019  

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material. Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef Homola spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, the team discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. That is how our pioneering fork was born. In 2019, we founded Refork.

Refork founded

Material from sawdust & PLA

Prototype testing of injection molding

Prototype of MTI blending machine

2019

We founded Refork! It took our founder, Josef Homola, and his team some years to have the materials click together to materialize our ideas.

2020

To achieve our mission, we decided to establish our Research & Development Centre in Prague

2020

To achieve our mission, we decided to establish our Research & Development Centre in Prague

❍ New material blends with PBAT
❍ Testing high capacity injection molding
❍ Testing first PHA binders
❍ Material based on sawdust & PHB(V)
❍ Food contact

New material blends with PBAT

Testing high capacity injection molding

Testing first PHA binders

Material based on sawdust & PHB(V) with food contact 

Start of pilot production of 1 million pieces/month
Testing of material for extrusion moulding
Factory with capacity of 20 million pieces/month
New product for dental market

2019  

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material. Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef Homola spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, the team discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. That is how our pioneering fork was born. In 2019, we founded Refork.

2021

We have opened a new factory to scale our production. We take pride in it being local and in-house.

2019  

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with more sustainable material. Drawing from previous experience with manufacturing, our founder Josef Homola spent several years looking for a solution. In 2018, the team discovered how to bind wood flour to natural substances. That is how our pioneering fork was born. In 2019, we founded Refork.

Start of pilot production of 1 million pieces per month

Testing of material for extrusion moulding

Factory with capacity of 20 million pieces per month

New product for dental market

2021

We opened a new factory to scale our production. We take pride in it being local and in-house.

Let the ■■■■ be the only thing that you leave behind

The fork was only the beginning

Radek Divín

R&D

Kateřina Marková

Marketing

Valerie Zahonová

Design

Iva Červenková

Sales

Ondřej Holciký

Product

Lenka Bašíková

Office Manager