It is unfortunately common in the textile industry that companies do not know where the materials for their products come from and who has participated in their manufacture. We are not content with this – we want to know as much as possible about the manufacturing steps of our products, and we want to share this information with you.
In 2016, we published the names of our manufacturing partners for the first time. After that, we have added a lot of information related to the manufacturing of our products. Since August 2019, we have shown the supply chains of our organic products on the product cards in our online store. The product card indicates where the cotton was grown and who made the yarn, fabric and final product. We aim to transparently show the supply chains for all of our products, and we are continuously working to achieve this goal.
Watch the videos below to see how our products are made at our principal partners’ factories.
Where and how are our products made?
WEVERJI JULES CLARYSSE, BELGIUM
Clarysse is one of our longest-term partners and manufactures most of our bath textiles in Pittem, Belgium. For instance, the factory makes our Reilu towels made of Fair Trade cotton, the popular Moomin towels and many other Finlayson towel series. Watch the videos to see how Reilu products are made at the Clarysse factory.
KEMAL UGURLU TEKSTIL, TURKEY
Kemal Ugurly Tekstil is our main partner, making most of our bedding textiles in Denizli, Turkey. Duvet covers with the classic Elephant print designed by Laila Koskela are also made in this factory. Watch the video to see how the yellow Elephant print becomes a bed sheet.
Mezroze prints fabrics in Riga, Latvia and makes kitchen and home textiles and small products for us. The patterns designed by Hannu Väisänen are printed on the fabric in Latvia and the fabrics are sewn into products, such Kuru cotton tote bags, for instance. Watch the video to see how the Emo and Kuru patterns are made.
LAPPAJÄRVI, LEHTIMÄKI & VIMPELI, FINLAND
We wanted to give a new life to retired sheets, and the Räsypala rag rugs were born. Customers can recycle their old sheets by bringing them to our stores. The store sends them to Lappajärvi to be washed. The sheets are cut and sewn into carpet rags in Lehtimäki. Finally, the carpet rags are spooled and woven in Vimpeli. Watch a video to see how the Räsypala rag rugs are made.