Living, not pretending
Everyone should be a genuine person and following bandwagons should be avoided. Once in a while it’s good to ask if this tastes good or is there perhaps some kind of an off-flavour. Most often, you should just boldly follow your own internal beacon.
Fairness to everyone and everything
We at Marimekko are always fair to everyone and everything. Fair atmosphere is a foundation for being creative and bold. We operate in a sustainable way and create quality products that bring people joy for a long time and are gently also for the environment. For us, our word is our bond and we also expect the same of all our partners.
Marimekko creates meaningful products, people don’t want to be surrounded by anything unnecessary. At Marimekko, we work like the company belonged to all of us. Target oriented way of working takes far, empty wishful thinking doesn’t. We need to reach for the heights, think commercially along with using plain common sense.
Getting things done – together
An atmosphere of openness and trust evolves from working together. Such atmosphere enables us to be bold, creative and successful. At Marimekko, we take ownership and get things done instead of messing with mere intentions. Thorough planning brings efficiency and working together brings good vibes. In every single position, we roll up our sleeves and work as one team.
Courage, even at the risk of failure
We develop Marimekko with a long-term view because we want to build something unique and meaningful. At Marimekko you can – and should – be bold and turn mistakes into a learning experience. Without courage there is no creativity. It helps to be brave if you don’t take things too seriously – and especially not yourself.