It is likely the most complex of colors. The purple hue is the marriage of blue and red – two complicated shades that prove not only do opposites attract, but can still work in tandem to create something beautiful.
In ancient times, purple dyes were made from the mucus of sea snails in the Phoenician island of Tyre, rendering the color rare, highly coveted yet expensive, thereby designated for affluence.
In 1856, thanks to British chemist William Henry Perkin, purple became accessible to the masses. He patented a process for synthetic purple, an unexpected discovery made while he was trying to concoct a treatment for malaria instead.
This colorful history unites with that of the Swedish clog and together, pushes this latest reiteration of our clogs forward.