Marimekko and Spinnova’s collaboration on groundbreaking, sustainable fabrics recognized in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

Marimekko and the Finnish fiber technology company Spinnova’s collaboration on groundbreaking, sustainable fabrics was recognized as a finalist in the Sustainability category in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards. The collaboration also received an honorable mention in the Experimental category. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is […]

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Marimekko’s Sustainability Review 2019 is published

Marimekko’s Sustainability Review 2019 detailing our progress in all our sustainability targets is now available. During year 2019, we took major steps in increasing the share of more sustainable materials in our products and packaging: our sourcing of Better Cotton reached an all-time high and represented 88 percent of all the cotton used in Marimekko. […]

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Even stripes for equality

Empowering people to be happy just as they are Marimekko was founded in 1951 by the visionary Armi Ratia, and since the beginning, Armi’s dream was to empower people to be happy just as they are and to boldly express themselves through original prints and colors. The Tasaraita (even stripe) print was born in 1968 […]

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80% of Marimekko’s direct suppliers use renewable energy sources

Marimekko’s product range is manufactured by a global partner supplier network of around 75 partner suppliers and 100 factories. Almost 70% of our products are manufactured in Europe. We select our suppliers carefully, taking into account social and environmental responsibility. Information about our suppliers’ sustainability efforts is gathered as part of the selection process, as […]

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Fashion revolution – you asked, we answered

Sustainability in the supply chain is of utmost importance to us at Marimekko. In addition to continuous improvements in our work and the work of our suppliers, transparency plays on important role in this. Our aim is to have an open dialogue on sustainability issues and work together for a better future. One of the […]

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A streetwear collection celebrating creative courage

Marimekko introduces the Spring/Summer 2020 edition of Marimekko Kioski, a curated collection of gender-neutral streetwear pieces. The collection encapsulates Marimekko’s values of creative courage and the act of living, not pretending by presenting its most iconic prints in a range of wearable staples. In Marimekko’s creative community, doing things together has always been key to […]

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From birch to fabric – new steps in the collaborative Ioncell™ project

Marimekko is engaged in a research project led by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki with the aim of developing a birch-cellulose fiber made with the Ioncell™ solvent method. Fabric made from the Ioncell™ fiber is biodegradable, and no harmful chemicals are used in the manufacture of the fiber. The solvent used in the […]

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A tour of more sustainable cotton cultivation in India

We at Marimekko believe that collaboration between industry players promotes solutions to the challenges of our sector. We have been part of the Better Cotton Initiative project since 2013, because we want to promote solutions to challenges related to cotton production. Of the cotton we procured in 2017, 53 percent was more sustainably produced Better […]

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