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Finnish consumers rate Marimekko as the most sustainable fashion brand

Marimekko has been recognised as the industry winner in the fashion brand category according to Sustainable Brand IndexTM 2020 in Finland, a brand study on sustainability within the B2C market in Finland. Marimekko’s position in the overall ranking, covering 195 brands across industries, was 30.   The Sustainable Brand IndexTM is Europe’s largest independent brand […]

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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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Paths for everyone

In Marimekko’s creative community, doing things together has always been key to innovation and originality. Fostering a culture of creativity began in the early 1950s when Armi Ratia founded Marimekko. Since the beginning, all paths have been open for everyone whether working in design, in stores, at the printing mill or in management. As equality has been part of Marimekko’s DNA since […]

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A new spin for the bold print and colors – Marimekko and Spinnova pave the way for a more sustainable future of the textile industry

Marimekko and the Finnish fiber technology company Spinnova presented on 26.2.2020 the first ever printed clothes made of Spinnova’s wood-based fiber containing no harmful chemicals. The Marimekko prototype outfits featuring the iconic Unikko (poppy) print and the company’s signature stripes demonstrate the great potential of the fiber innovation for a more sustainable future of the textile industry. […]

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Marimekko already sourcing almost 90% of its cotton as more sustainable Better Cotton

Increasing the share of more sustainable cotton sourced for our products is one of the key objectives of Marimekko’s sustainability work. To achieve this, we source mainly Better Cotton, and on a seasonal basis we also use organic or recycled cotton. Marimekko was the first Finnish company to join the international Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in 2013, and since then we have continuously increased the share and volume […]

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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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Marimekko becomes a Mid Cap company; over 3,000 new shareholders during the year

Marimekko will move from Small Cap to Mid Cap on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. Nasdaq announced today, 18 December 2019, that the annual review of its Nordic market capitalisation (market cap) segments is completed and, as a result, Marimekko together with 24 other Nordic companies will change segment. The change is effective as of […]

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Marimekko’s Sustainability Review 2018 is published

Marimekko’s Sustainability Review 2018 is now available on our website. The review presents our progress in implementing our sustainability commitments and covers, among other things, our use of sustainable materials, sustainability in our supply chain, the environmental impacts of our in-house operations, as well as our work to develop our personnel and the workplace. You […]

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