In the early 1800s, the island became a destination when the first international craft artists were attracted by the quality of the materials, the aesthetics of the products and the interrelationship with nature inherent in the materials and design. Furthermore, in 2017 Bornholm became the first island in the world to be named a World Craft Region. The designation gives international recognition to Bornholm’s unique craft art environment and was awarded by the World Craft Council (WCC), the biggest international organization for craft art in the world. Today, Bornholm’s craft art traditions and the many creative, innovative and distinguished craft artists based on the island showcase how a community can work together to create a place and a tradition.