Bright Beats the Black – Weecos Challenges Others to Build an International BRIGHT FRIDAY Campaign

On Friday, the 24th of November, is Black Friday. The so-called craziest shopping weekend of the year, which many have this year extended to last for a whole week or weekend. Instead of shopping crazy just because something’s in discount, we encourage you to hold your money and stop for another second to think: do I […]

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Dear Santa…

This Christmas I wish nothing more, than spending time with my family after another busy autumn. Well, of course, it would be lovely to get some small gifts from Weecos for me and my loved ones. On the Christmas Day, it would be lovely to light up candles and wrap me with my husband to a […]

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‘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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For the love of our Sydänmaa

Sydänmaa means the Heartland. It is the wilderness, the distant woodland, backwoods or salo, erämaa, korpi, takamaa as we say in Finland. The common thought is that Finnish people in general love forests. We have lived in the forests as long as there has been settlement in this part of the world. Forests reinvigorate us, […]

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Laura Saarivuori-Eskola Wants to Raise Awareness on the Problems of Precious Metal Mining

Laura Saarivuori-Eskola makes jewellery out of old silver cutlery and Finnish coins. Environmental issues and recycling have been close to Laura’s heart since she was a child and therefore, entrepreneurship in the field of jewellery pondered her some time. Then she realised that through her work she could bring up the crucial problems of mining. […]

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Greetings From New York!

Almost a month since our journey to New York has passed, and it’s time to catch up! As a short recap for all: we attended the lovely Street Fair and The House of Finland exhibition with 13 Finnish brands. The exhibition was organised by The Finnish American Chamber of Commerce and Finnish Tech, Design and Art (FTDA), […]

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Weecos takes sustainable, ecological fashion to New York

Weecos heads to New York to the Finnish design event The House of Finland. The event is held between 11.-14.9.2017 and is part of a larger event – the Finland100NYC. There Weecos represents the emerging, responsible and interesting brands in our own department. The brands joining this event are Aapiste, Finarte, Jatuli, Kuula + Jylhä, MEM by Paula Malleus, […]

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NORD-T – Tea from Real Herbs, Berries and Other Nordic Forest Goodies

A few years back, the childhood friends Mirka Olin and Nina Rantala, were united at their mutual friend’s breakfast. Mirka, a passionate tea drinker, and Nina, who always gets excited about good ideas, ended up planning a Nordic Tea Revolution of their own. A revolution where Mother Nature’s ingredients, such as lingonberries, birch leaves and […]

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Home sweet home!

 Looking for new furniture for your child’s room or playful ideas to keep your kids toys in order? We have gathered the best of Finnish design together – designs so gorgeous that your kids want to stay at home to play. These brands represent not only first-class design but also sustainable values and buying from […]

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It Feels Great to Be at Home!

 Some people say that their holiday is over, but we strongly disagree on that one! Home is the best place to be, and as we spend so much time there, we suggest that the holiday continues at home. We have gathered the best of Finnish design together – designs so gorgeous that they make you desire […]

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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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Textiles Out of Bananas, Pineapples And Fungus?

As we’ve come aware of the environmental impacts of cotton, for example, technology has taken a role for years in creating new materials. Several technological innovations, alternatives for the traditional materials, have emerged. Are bananas, mushrooms and pineapples familiar to you and perhaps the answers to ethical and sustainable fashion? *** PINEAPPLE Could your next […]

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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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Cool, Ethical and Sustainable Clothing for Kids – We LOVE Them!

Can’t find swimsuits, clothing, a comfortable blanket or a softie to hug for your kid? No worries, Weecos is here to make shopping for ethical children’s clothing one less thing to worry about. We’ve gathered some of our favourite ethical children’s clothing brands, and these are not only conscious choices but also COOL choices for your […]

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Weecos x Helsinki Pride Working for Human Rights and the Equal World

We in Weecos believe that every human being is equal and valuable regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression. We don’t want people to be labelled, discriminated or loathed because of who they choose to love. In addition, we want to back up a community, which inspires, educates and celebrates our diverse society. And […]

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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 5: MEM Hardcore Fashion – What Is Anarchy in MEM?

Anarchy! What does that mean to designer and master seamstress Paula Malleus and how it can be seen in Paula’s collections? In the fifth episode of Hardcore Fashion, Paula ponders anarchy and branding from a philosophical point of view. What do these words things mean to her? We can assure that not the very traditional meaning! In addition, […]

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