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.

“I almost always have a pair of Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors with me.”

Brittni Mehlhoff, Paper & Stitch

“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 them an essential component.”

Brittany Jepsen, The House That Lars Built

“It’s such a versatile tool that we can’t work without.”

Amanda Nistor, Ruffled

“I think I was 26 when I bought my first Orange handles. It has been a while, and I am still in love!”

Liz O

“I really can’t remember when I got started using Fiskars, but it seems like these have always been part of my art career (since 1970!). I have different pairs for different materials and uses (paper, fabric, plants, kitchen & small pointy ones.) I love these scissors.”

Karen Stahlecker

WillOaks Studio

“I was 19 and they were a gift from my mom. Still have them 40 years later.”


Mussel Shell Cove

“Superior product and as a kid that orange meant, don’t ever get caught using them on paper. Moms fabric shears ONLY!”

Thomas Wall

“Fiskars is really THE classic standard scissors…My Fiskars scissors I have in my studio, I am very protective of them.”

Laura Ljungkvist

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“I have ’em all….from kids’ scissors, to different length cutting shears, to pinking shears, to pruning shears….but the most precious ones to me are the pink-handled cutting shears, in commemoration of breast cancer awareness….thank you Fiskars for 50 wonderful years…here’s to 50 more!”

Kathie Karagiannopoulos

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 Exhibit

Featuring work from some of the world’s top designers, this exhibit is a special tribute to anyone who loves to create.

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