Meet the maker: Vida, Meilute and Daiva, Lithuania

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 Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh in 2013. The sustainability of operations throughout our supply chain is very important to Marimekko and we want […]

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Marimekko supports Pink Ribbon campaign in Finland for the tenth time

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 supports the campaign with special products, and part of the sales of these products is donated to support the Finnish Cancer Foundation’s important work. This year […]

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Get yourself a true feel good coat!

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 mind when she designed the Yvette coat, one of the special gems of Marimekko’s Fall/Winter 2016 ready-to-wear collection; Yvette coat is made of […]

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Factory visits in China with our Quality Manager

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 Europe and the rest in Asia. As a global company, Marimekko has a wide partner network with which we cooperate closely. In order to ensure that everything […]

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60-year-old Jokapoika shirt is still going strong – an ode to timeless design

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 Marimekko’s classic products that have been sold for the longest period in the history of the company. This year Jokapoika is already […]

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Marimekko bags and cosmetic bags are printed in Helsinki

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 all Marimekko’s fabrics sold by the meter get their prints at the company’s own fabric printing factory in Helsinki. Also the fabrics used in the printed […]

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A new life for yarn waste: jersey clothing made of recycled yarn

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 looking for new materials. Our continuous goal is to increase the share of more sustainable materials in our collections, and recycled materials are one way to […]

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History made at the Marimekko textile printing factory – wood-based fabric printed with a Marimekko pattern

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 printing machine. The printed fabric was woven in Lohja at Luksia (the Western Uusimaa Municipal Training and Education Consortium) and in the Marimekko textile printing factory […]

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Marimekko is awarded for its timeless design in the Design Challenge competition for sustainable fashion

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 had three winners instead of one, as Marimekko, the Swedish fashion brand Filippa K and Danish Mads Nørgaard shared first place. Other brands that participated […]

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Day with Marimekko’s CEO Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko brought up new perspectives

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 opportunity to get to know the everyday life of leaders on a very concrete level. The talented students selected through a challenging recruitment process were […]

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