Fashion Revolution is all about knowing who is behind your clothes and in fact, that’s what Weecos is all about too. We value high the fact that the origins of products are as transparent as possible. In fact, to be able to open a shop at Weecos, the brand must open their production chain as […]
Pricing Finnish Design – What does it cost to produce, sale and distribute a TAUKO dress?
What does it cost to design and sell sustainably produced clothes? What are the different actors and what are their shares? Roughly, the TAUKO cost structure consists of four areas: manufacturing, brand, retail, and VAT. Each of them can be broken down into smaller parts, again with their particular cost structure. As an example, let’s […]
Recycling of discarded rental textiles – see where TAUKO’s raw materials origin
The main raw material used for the TAUKO clothes is discarded textiles provided by textile service companies. These companies rent out textiles for hotels, restaurants and healthcare. Annually tons of bed linen and table clothes are discarded in Helsinki and Berlin, and the amount of textile waste for one textile service company is more than 150 kg per day. Very little […]
Lost in Terms?
Up-cycling. Recycling. Down-cycling. A lot of new terms have popped up lately, and they are often new, confused together or misused. As Weecos also has a quite wide range of products using these methods in their production a simple vocabulary of these essential words is needed. *** CIRCULAR ECONOMY The big, trendy term – […]
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. *** […]
TAUKO’s New Collection Was Inspired by Memories
The new collection by TAUKO is inspired by memories, which are like the patches of our lives! Every piece is crafted from high quality recycled textiles. TAUKO SS17 collection “Paikka” (in English “Patch”) is our tribute to the art of mending and to the differences among places and times. It is inspired by memories, which are like […]
DISCOVERING SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE WITH TAUKO
Mila Moisio and Kaisa Rissanen are Helsinki-based fashion and costume designers who are also in search of new ways to design and produce fashion. They are lifelong best friends who have been building TAUKO through shared values and aesthetics since 2008. Mila and Kaisa both studied to become art researchers, but soon found themselves enamored […]
Nokian Neulomo – a true action of responsibility
Corporate social responsibility is everywhere. But we all know that pretty words aren’t anything if they are not put into action. This is a true story about action. It’s called Nokian Neulomo. It all started when Nanso, a clothing company founded in 1921, announced that it had to shut down its factory at a traditional industry […]