Fashion Revolution Day – meet Marimekko's makers
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 to do our part in promoting responsibility and transparency in the garment industry.
We choose our manufacturers and their facilities carefully no matter where they are located. We are proud of our skilled supplier network and all the employees that have their own stories to tell. In the spirit of Fashion Revolution we want to share some of them.
Gevatex manufactures Marimekko bags in Estonia
A large proportion of the fabrics used for Marimekko bags is printed at our in-house textile printing factory in Helsinki, after which they go forth across the world to our highly skilled suppliers for sewing. One of our partner factories operating in Estonia is the Tallinn-based company Gevatex. Read more >>
Liidokki classic dresses are made in Lithuania
Marimekko's Kirjo fabric rolls across the sewing tables and moves rapidly in the hands of seamstresses at the Rismus sewing factory in the town of Ukmergė in Lithuania. The sewing factory has about 50 employees, mostly women as is typical in the textile industry. Right now they are working on classic dresses, Liidokki, designed in the 1970s and brought back in the Marimekko collection in spring 2017. Read more >>
Marimekko's printing stencils are made in Herttoniemi
At Marimekko's textile printing factory in Herttoniemi, Helsinki there is a room where the work done is exceptional by Finnish standards. The stencils used for printing Marimekko's fabrics are made there.
Kahi Yau and Johan 'Julle' Leutola work as stencil makers. Read more >>