‘Almost’ Isn’t Enough for Hanna Rainio – Fairtrade Gold and Eco-silver Enabled Her the Goldsmith’s Career

Hanna Rainio, the founder of Kätkö Koru, is the first goldsmith in Finland who uses Fairtrade gold in her jewellery. She’s happy for being new in the goldsmiths’ profession, as she has had the opportunity to do things differently and choose materials that are sustainable. – ”No way!” was my reaction when the goldsmith education […]

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Pre-consumer Waste, Zero Waste, Pre-Sale – Lost In Textile Waste Terms?

Pre-consumer waste. Post-consumer waste. Zero waste. Pre-sale. Mass-upcycling. Heard them but never really understood them? These terms are unfamiliar to quite many or often confused together. All of these terms back up the circular economy, which is seen, as stated in the previous Lost in terms post, as the future’s business model. Managing textile waste, […]

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Clothing Brands Changing the Fashion More Sustainable

Big brands are using new technologies to make fashion more sustainable. But we feel that smaller design brands are doing significant work too, as it’s said, “big things have small beginnings”. Especially when people working together. So meet TAUKO Design, Reet Aus and Paula Malleus, brands who’s work have influence on the environmental issues as well. *** […]

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Reet Aus Finds Solutions For The Fashion Industry’s Problems

At the moment the clothing industry is based on fast and cheap production, and quantity runs over quality. This is completely unsustainable and the reason why Reet Aus, an Estonian fashion designer and PhD, wants to change the mass production system from inside out. In addition to upcycling and certifications, Reet sees taxes and conscious […]

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Episode 4: MEM Hardcore Fashion – It’s Time For Decisions

In the third episode of Hardcore Fashion designer and Master Seamstress Paula Malleus, showed the Revolt collections pieces to Trashionista Outi Les Pyy who gave her viewpoints on it. What she thought of the pieces and what does Paula think? Is she going to make changes to Revolt? What are the editorial pieces going to look like? Join the meeting Paula […]

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Episode 3: Paula Malleus Shows the Revolt Collection’s Fashion Looks

Already the third episode of Hardcore Fashion! The structure of the Revolt collection is soon ready, amazing what designer and Master Seamstress Paula Malleus has made out of wind and ski suits. In this episode, Paula introduces her pieces to Trashionista Outi Les Pyy who gives her viewpoints on the collection. What do you think of the pieces? […]

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Hooked on Solving Leather Puzzles

Neon orange pants. The first pair Kaisa Maansalo, the founder of Salmiak Studio, had ever made herself. It was the early 90’s, and the neon orange pants were soon companied with neon green and PVC trousers. But Kaisa still recalls the feeling after sewing her first pair, the neon orange ones, the excitement and joy […]

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Anne Linnonmaa encourages people to challenge the world

Uncompromising, ecological and ethical fashion combined with design. These were the principles Anne Linnonmaa, the Finnish designer and entrepreneur, has always been determined to follow in everything she does. Anne is an excellent example of how a single person can affect the world with their everyday choices and she encourages others to challenge the world […]

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