Sustainable and timeless design


"Marimekko is not about trendy fashion, with a few minor exceptions. We make lasting and timeless products. Timelessness may, however, occasionally come into fashion by chance, like now."

- Armi Ratia, 1978

Every Marimekko product has to have that special something - the Marimekko magic that makes people fall in love with the product and take good care of it. Timelessness and functionality are at the core of our design philosophy. We design our products to stand the test of time so that they will bring long-lasting joy when cared for properly.

The choices made in design and product development significantly affect the environmental impacts of a product's use and life cycle. Therefore a well-designed, timeless, high-quality and functional product is a sustainable choice.                

To support and guide our designers in their work, we have prepared a checklist for sustainable design:
- timelessness and multiple use

  •  - quality and durability

  •  - materials and finishing

  •  - patterns and material consumption

  •  - structural solutions and product care

  •  - recyclability

    Read more about our sustainable design on our corporate website or in our Sustainability review 2015.

  • Did you know that in May 2016, we were awarded for our timeless design in the Design Challenge at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit? Read more.