The stories we weave
For 50 years, our scissors have been a part of the fabric of life for creators all over the world. Here are some of their stories.
“Got mine for bday from mom 32 years ago… still working great and never sharpened!”Shelley Kloppenburg Ference
“My mom was a sewer and she taught me to sew. The Orange-handled Scissors were THE scissors. We weren’t allowed to use them when we were little. Those were mom’s scissors. But when I was promoted to a home sewer, I was allowed to use the Orange-handled Scissors.”Tracy Reese
“My Orange-handles remind me of 15 years of cutting out shapes as a preschool teacher! Could not have done it without my orange handle partner!”EveAnn Reinhardt Osborn
“Growing up, crafting was directly related to Orange-Handled Scissors. I didn’t know there was anything else! I can picture my grandmother sitting at her sewing machine with her various Orange-Handled Scissors strewn about her craft room creating magic. I started my own collection as I started my own craft journey and consider it them an essential component of my business and hobby.”Brittany Jepsen
“The traditional Orange-handled Scissors are an essential part of almost every Finnish home”Riikka Fransila
“When I was growing up, the two big creative forces in my life (my mom and my grandma) both used the famed orange handle scissors for craft and household projects. In fact, I distinctly remember thinking that all scissors had orange handles, for a while, because I had seen them so frequently with my family. My grandmother would use the Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors for quilting and sewing projects. And my mom always had a couple of pairs in the drawer, that she used when arranging florals and trimming cellophane off the top of gift baskets she made for her clients.
Now that I’m an adult, working in a creative field myself, I use them in my day to day life as well. My work generally involves a lot of DIY projects – everything from sewing and floral arranging to weaving and styling for shoots. And I almost always have a pair of Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors with me – even when I’m on location at a photoshoot, for clipping loose string from clothing, trimming paper, etc, etc. Big fan over here!”Brittni Mehlhoff
For every story told…
…there are countless more, waiting to be shared. If you’ve got a scissors story that needs to be heard, share it on our Facebook page, or explore our archive.
Meet our featured designers
Where do some of the world’s top designers find their inspiration? Learn more about these talented artists and their passion for cutting and creating.
A history of creativity
It’s only fitting that an iconic tool that’s inspired so many should have a creative origin story of its own.
Helsinki Design Museum
Our Scissors — a special collection of novel art inspired by the color and form of our iconic Orange-handled Scissors — is on display from now until October 29.
Featuring work from some of the world’s top designers, this exhibit is a special tribute to anyone who loves to create.