Why you would want to add humus acid as a colorant
The town of Veenhuizen (literally translated as“Peat Houses”) owes its name to the peat that was cut here from 1818 to 1960. It was processed further into a fuel for Dutch stoves in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The water in the ditches of Veenhuizen derives its golden brown color from the peat that remains in the soil – despite the large-scale peat industry in the past. The Dutch artist Thomas Trum processes the water into an ink with which one can draw, write, doodle and color.
Our humic acid is used for finishing candles in the shape of Veenhuisjes (“Peat houses”). The humic acid powder gives the house-shaped candles the appearance of a traditional peat block.
The Veenhuisjes (“Little peat houses”) are part of the Veenhuizen Collection; a social design collection of products and services inspired by the prison village of Veenhuizen. The Veenhuizen Collection is the result of the collaboration between the Province of Drenthe, the Noordenveld municipality, Veenhuizen penal institution, and Design Academy Eindhoven, initiated by KETTER & Co.