Aurora Sofia is a Finnish sustainable designer brand. It is inspired by Finnish nature with its strong contrasts, pure waters, cold grey rocks, rugged seashores and the world's cleanest air. Aurora Sofia is against surplus production of clothes and therefore make products that are made to last - using long lasting materials and timeless designs. The designer Jenni Nilsson wanted the brand to represent taking care of the world and the people around you.
Kamalakshi Saikia is a textile designer from India based in Singapore. She works out of her studio creating designs on natural fibres. Under her label, Kopou, she creates fabrics using various surface design techniques. Intrinsic to her textile design is the use of blocks which she creates herself using a variety of recycled materials. The result is a one of a kind piece, uniquely crafted using different blocks which are sometimes layered with shibori, screen prints or hand painting techniques.
We combine the pureness of the Nordic nature with nature’s own fibres to create wovens that not only feel good but have a positive effect on wellbeing. Driven by our love of natural wool and the passion for designing functional woven textiles we have created completely new combinations of natural materials, Kultavilla woollens. Our textiles exhibit the nature’s organic structures and soft colours.
Laura Jasiunaite is a fashion designer focusing on slow, sustainable and avant-garde fashion. All her designs are one of a kind unique pieces. As a recent Fashion Pattern Cutting graduate from London College of Fashion, she focuses on the cut and drape of garments creating her characteristic draped dresses. All of the garments are made out of natural fibres, the ones she uses most commonly are linen, cotton, silk and wool.
LIIA is a Finnish jewellery brand and design studio in Tammisaari, Finland. LIIA produces a hand-crafted timeless collection of silver jewellery, designs and manufactures jewellery made to order and organises workshops for handmaking jewellery. LIIA's work is guided by the following principles: timeless design, responsible choices and handmade luxury.
Purity means ethical manufacturing, sustainability and Scandinavian aesthetics. Assuring high quality doesn’t mean compromising on the design. MUKA VA is known for its interesting cuts and textures in their every-day collection of garments.
Designer Virpi Koistianen wanted to create a timeless, classic and quality clothing clothing from natural materials to fabulous women. As a designer, she wanted to capture the stunning nature of the archipelago and the cleanness in beautifully garments.
The founder of Helsinki-based Nokonen is educated in artisanship and setting up her own conscious brand has been her dream since she started studying sewing. Creating a brand that corresponded to her values was no easy feat but after extensive research and familiarising herself with her options, she started running Nokonen as a one woman show. Nokonen was born out of that desire to have an outlet for her imagination and create clothing with purpose and responsibility.
P E N E is an eco-conscious fashion brand. They are trying to find new solutions towards the slow fashion industry. P E N E clothes are made of materials that consume as little of nature as possible. Only ethically made merino wool and recycled materials are used. They are constantly trying different options and playing with new ideas within sustainable fashion. P E N E want things to last a long time; through love, friendships and life. That’s how they design their clothes, with longevity in mind, they want clothing to bring joy to our lives.
Pitkäkuitu is a brand founded by Urszula Ruonola and created for those who appreciate the wear-resisting, natural European flax. The store is for people who are interested in ethics. Most of the garments are produced locally in Kirkkonummi, Finland by the owner.
The idea is timeless clothing made from natural materials. Pixie Dust makes small series of garments and according to orders, as needed. The collection changes and grows at its own pace, not changing seasonally. All garments are cut, sewn and dyed locally in Inkoo, Finland by Tiina Nyman. Tiina is a textile artisan that worked for different textile companies before launching her own line of clothing in 2018.
RunoDesign products are designed and made by Savonlinna based textile designer Mervi Pesonen. The collection includes bags, accessories and interior items. All products are designed and mainly made in my office in Savonlinna. The study room and the shop attached to it are located in a charming wooden house next to Olavinlinna.
STUDIOOSS Applied Arts Collective is a boutique design studio with a commitment to fine craft. From conception through production, we make ethical design a baseline for our practice. As a rule, we commit to sourcing sustainable materials for all of our products and packaging. We also rigorously practice material reuse to minimize our ecological footprint, using the end-pieces and offcuts from the in-house production of our editions for the design of STUDIOOSS packaging and for the making of future work.
The Su collection is an ethical and ecological, casual minimalist and straight line collection for women, men and home. The collection is designed and manufactured in Finland by hand. The materials are 100% certified natural materials, their manufacture does not deprive nature or people. The designer couple behind the brand, Susan Vatanen and Roy Aurinko believe in an ethical and ecological way of doing things. Susan designs, makes patterns for and manufactures most of the collection.
TAWAST is an ethical fashion brand founded by Milla Tawast. Our core values are that we shouldn’t exploit humans, animals or our planet for the sake of fashion. We use sustainable fabrics and ethical production that happens in our studio in Helsinki, Finland. TAWAST offers seasonless slow fashion. The collections aim to be as timeless as possible so that they can go from season to season. That’s why we don’t tie the collection to a specific season, but to be worn all year round. Comfort and practicality are a big design factor for us. We want to create clothes that you can actually move in and go about your daily life, everyday luxury.
The Maker Classics
The Maker products consist of the Core Collection and our Classics. The Maker Classics is a curation of clothing and accessories made locally in Singapore. Valuing quality, timelessness and craftsmanship, the collection introduces the best natural fabrics woven in Italy, Japan and China.
The Maker Collection
The Maker Core Collection is the first in-house capsule collection of The Maker. We work with a Finnish seamstress to produce The Maker Core Collection. It was important for us to work in a localised area: our entire production chain of the garments is in Europe to the fullest extent possible; from the spinning to weaving and knitting of the fabric to the finished piece of clothing. Hence, why we have prioritised fibres that grow in Europe; hemp, flax and trees. This has been important to us for a variety of reasons; in order to lower the carbon footprint of shipping, to boost local industries that are endangered because of competition from low-cost countries and to be able to visit our makers in person to approve that their ethical standards match ours. We wanted to support the heritage linen industry in Ireland and Belgium, the fabric mills of northern England, the textile industry of Italy and the skilled seamstresses in Finland.
Tipukonvehti products is Maija Toukolehto’s one-woman Finnish design brand that believes in slow production. The brand was born out of a passion for combining colours and materials in unexpected ways and creating new patterns. Tipukonvehti’s locally handmade, experimental, knitted textiles are unique, individual pieces. They are made out of environmentally friendly materials like wool, cotton, linen and silk. The materials are produced in Finland, Latvia, Italy and Estonia. The aim is to obtain yarn directly from small local producers thus supporting small businesses.
Vestiarium is a utopia – a dream of a world in which each garment is regarded as a collectible that perfects one’s wardrobe. But a collectible that’s used all the time – day after day, year after year. A collectible that is so carefully designed and fitting with the rest of the wardrobe that one doesn’t necessarily need so many of them. A collectible that has so little to do with fashion and so much to do with interesting design that it looks fresh still after years. A collectible that is produced by skillful professionals with so much love that it makes one feel good.