Sustainability news archive

06.11.2017
Marimekko and the Finnish fibre technology company Spinnova have begun cooperating on the development and market entry of new, wood-based textiles. Spinnova is currently the only company in the world...
28.07.2017
Marimekko’s sustainability review 2016 has been published. The review covers, among other things, the highlights of our sustainability work and our sustainability strategy. It focuses also on...
21.04.2017
24 April marks the yearly international Fashion Revolution Day for a more responsible garment industry. Fashion Revolution Day honors the memory of the workers deceased in the collapse of the Rana...
21.04.2017
Monday 24 April marks the yearly international Fashion Revolution Day for a more responsible garment industry. Fashion Revolution Day honors the memory of the workers deceased in the collapse of the...
21.04.2017
Monday 24 April marks the yearly international Fashion Revolution Day for a more responsible garment industry. Fashion Revolution Day honors the memory of the workers deceased in the collapse of the...
23.09.2016
Winter is coming and the idea of a warm teddy bear hug is starting to sound very appealing. This warm and fuzzy feeling must have been also on Marimekko’s designer Emmakaisa Soisalo’s...
15.09.2016
The majority of Marimekko’s products get their final form in the factories of handpicked manufacturing partners around the globe. Currently, approximately 70% of our products are produced in...
11.08.2016
Some things are classics from the moment they are born, and the Jokapoika shirt designed by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in 1956 could be considered as one of those classics. The shirt is one of...
11.07.2016
Nearby the Herttoniemi metro station in Eastern Helsinki, Finland, printing machines are buzzing and about a million meters of fabric is annually crowned with Marimekko’s bold prints. In fact...
07.06.2016
We at Marimekko follow the research and development of materials made from recycled materials with great interest and we also encourage our designers to explore different recycling options while...
31.05.2016
In mid-May, history was made at the Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Helsinki, when a biodegradable fabric made from birch cellulose with the Ioncell solvent method went into the...
13.05.2016
Marimekko was awarded for its timeless design in the Design Challenge competition at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit dedicated to sustainable fashion on Thursday 12 May 2016. This year the competition...
27.04.2016
This spring Marimekko took part in an international leadership-focused training program for students called CEO x 1 Day. The program is aimed at searching future leaders and giving them an...
26.04.2016
Leather is a versatile and sensitive material which can be tanned, or in other words protected, in various ways. The purpose of tanning is to make the leather long-lasting and easily modifiable...
21.04.2016
Next Sunday 24 April marks again the international Fashion Revolution Day for a more responsible garment industry. Fashion Revolution Day honors the memory of the workers deceased in the collapse of...
21.04.2016
Marimekko works with approximately 10 cut-make-trim suppliers in Lithuania. In 2015, Lithuania accounted for approximately 40 percent of the total production of Marimekko’s fashion products....
21.04.2016
Marimekko’s textile printing factory located in Helsinki, Finland, plays an important role in the company’s production as every year approximately million meters of fabric is being...
21.04.2016
As an international company Marimekko also has a global supply chain. In China, Marimekko’s clothing, such as knitwear and silks, are produced by five contract manufacturers. Some manufacturers...
21.04.2016
Portugal has currently one of the strongest textile industries in Europe. Portugal is known for its expertise in shirts, jerseys, and home textiles. Marimekko has been working with Portuguese...
04.12.2015
At Marimekko we have taken many steps to mitigate climate change. We source renewable electricity, we constantly strive to improve energy efficiency in our operations, and we are committed to halve...
19.11.2015
Marimekko products are designed to last and stay beautiful. When well taken care of, they can last for a long time. Nevertheless, it has happened to us all that for one reason or another, a product...
13.11.2015
In November it’s a good time to take out the winter coat or find a new favorite jacket for the coming winters. Marimekko's winter collection offers coats to suit many tastes, but in a...
26.10.2015
In Marimekko's responsible sourcing, buyers play a key role. We joined Lotta Becker, Marimekko buyer for woven garments, on a visit to one of our main contract manufacturers, the cut-make-trim...
09.10.2015
Marimekko is again involved in the global Pink Ribbon campaign as part of the company’s corporate responsibility work. We have participated in the campaign since 2007. We want to be involved in...
05.10.2015
We at Marimekko are very excited about our A/W15 fashion collection. One of the special pieces of the collection is the wonderful and fluffy Baani coat, made out of genuine teddy bear fur, natural...
26.09.2016
Marimekko is supporting the Pink Ribbon campaign in Finland for the tenth time. The campaign supports promoting breast cancer research and counseling.Just like in the previous years, Marimekko...
16.08.2015
Customers are interested in the origin of Marimekko’s products. In the summer of 2015, Marimekko’s new President Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko visited factories where Marimekko products are...
27.05.2015
Marimekko’s second separate sustainability review has now been published on our website. The review covers what sustainability means to us and how we are taking forward the sustainability...
23.04.2015
Fashion Revolution is here again! Friday the 24th of April marked the second anniversary of the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh and also the second Fashion Revolution day. The...
15.03.2015
Marimekko has signed an agreement with international NGO Solidaridad to support a capacity building program aimed especially to female farmers in Senegal. The training program will start in March...