The products of tomorrow leave no trace

We believe that, in the future, timeless and sustainable products will be made in balance with the environment, in line with theprinciples of the circular economy. We are committed to continuously and collaboratively driving innovation in technologies, materials, and business models to push the industry forward and reach our ambitious vision of leaving no trace.

Products leave an environmental footprint throughout their lifetime. Learn how we work to increase the level of sustainability during each stage. 

Materials & Dyes

Finding better materials and dyes

While quality and durability have always been key criteria for us, the environmental footprint is an increasingly important factor when choosing materials for our products. In particular, we are looking for materials that require fewer resources to produc eand support us in reaching our climate targets.

*Per a kilogram of sourced product compared to 2019. Water scarcity score takes into account the surface and groundwater consumption in the cradle-to-gate production of textiles and the water scarcity of the region where water is consumed.

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Leading by example
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our entire value chain, we finance climate protection projects based on the remaining emissions from certain emission sources. These emission sources include energy used at our printing factory, offices, and our own retail stores globally, as well as emissions from business travel, employee commuting, certain purchases (such as leased IT), waste generated in our own operations, and our e-commerce deliveries to Finland. In 2022 these emissions totaled to 1,284 tCO2e (1,570). Furthermore, our logistics partner DHL Express finances climate protection projects based on the emissions of our e-commerce deliveries to the rest of Europe. In the fall 2022 Marimekko committed to Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UN Paris Climate Agreement. 
One goal accomplished

One goal accomplished

Our goal is to reduce the GHG emissions of our own operations by 40% by the end of 2025. We accomplished this goal three years early in 2022, when the emissions from our own operations (Scope 1 and 2) were 72 percent lower compared to year 2019, which is the baseline year of the goal.


Taking a greener route 

The third biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in our value-chain is the transportation of raw-materials and products, which accounts for 10 percentage of our carbon footprint. We work actively to further decrease the emissions, and we kindly ask for your help too.

Cut in half
We want to reduce carbon emissions from logistics by 50% in 2025.* *Compared to 2018 levels and adjusted to volume.
Additional initiatives we’re currently pursuing

Additional initiatives we’re currently pursuing

1. Shifting to more sustainable modes of transport 2. Optimizing routes 3. Minimizing customer return rates through better guidance 4. Carbon neutral e-commerce deliveries in Europe* *Through offsetting program with our logistics partner

Tip 1: Choose a
pick-up option

Help your favorite charity by donating items you no longeruse. And imagine the joy they will bring to the new happy owners.

Tip 2: Check twice, order once

Every year, millions of online clothing orders are returned by truck because the size of a garment isn’t right. Help the environment and save yourself the hassle of returns by making sure you order the correct size and only order what you intend to keep. Try our new size guide
for help.

Product care

Care beyond your clothes

Did you know that in 2021 up to 39% of the carbon footprint of Marimekko's entire value chain came from the use of sold products?

You can lower the environmental impact of your Marimekko products eg. through the tips and tricks below.

Tip 3: Wash a little less

Avoid washing your clothes too often. Airing your garments is a great way to refresh them while saving valuable resources at the same time. Even minor stains are usually easy to remove by hand.

Tip 4: Skip the dryer

By hang drying your laundry, you will not only save energy; your clothes will keep their shape better and even last longer too.

Your care guide

There are many other ways to reduce your emissions at home. All it takes is a few adjustments to your usual product care routines. Learn more in this comprehensive care guide.

Discover more about sustainability at Marimekko