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.
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 >>
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 >>