printing factory in Helsinki is the heart and soul of our pattern design. About
a million metres of fabric are printed there every year: all Marimekko kitchen textiles and fabrics
sold by the metre, for example, as well as part of the fabrics used for
clothing and bags.
Caring for the environment
care of the environment is one of the basic pillars of our operations. The main
environmental aspects of our own operations are related to our fabric printing
factory in Helsinki. Our aim is to continuously reduce our environmental
impacts and improve resource efficiency. Our efforts are focused on energy
efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, minimising water consumption, reduction
of emissions, recycling, and reutilising waste. From 2016, we have used biogas
instead of natural gas at our fabric printing factory, which significantly
reduces our carbon dioxide emissions. The electricity we purchase is generated
with wind power.