Marimekko is a Finnish design house from Helsinki, Finland celebrated worldwide for its art of printmaking.
In the 1950s, when predominant fashion was rather restricting, Marimekko started making empowering dresses in abstract prints and vibrant colors, for women who are bold in expressing their personality. Marimekko translates as “Mari’s dress” in Finnish.
Over the years Marimekko's anti-fashion became not only fashion but also a lifestyle approach. Marimekko is considered one of the first lifestyle brands in the world, and it combines ready-to-wear, bags, and accessories, as well as home decor, into an expression of joyful living. Timelessness is in the brand’s DNA, and Marimekko designs are renowned for being passed on from one generation to the next.
Ultimately, Marimekko's story revolves around the art of printmaking. Each Marimekko print represents a collaboration between the designer and the company's printing factory in Helsinki, which one of the only ones in the Nordics to operate on an industrial scale. The Marimekko print archive contains over 3,500 prints to date, and new prints add to this continuum of ambitious artwork each year.
It’s deeply rooted in Marimekko's company DNA to promote fairness and equality in the world around them. They aim for full transparency and remain committed to driving positive change through industry collaborations.
The textile industry is a truly global one that flows across borders and continents. But despite the many links of a global supply chain, Marimekko still aims to provide full transparency. Because in the end, their customers deserve to know the origin of their products and the environmental impact they produce.
Read more about Marimekko's dedication to sustainability.