Globe Hope, a Finnish manufacturer of clothing and accessories from recycled materials, has acquired the recycled design company Secco Oy. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Globe Hope’s position as one of Europe’s biggest recycled design companies.
According to the CEO of Globe Hope Seija Lukkala demand for ecological products has grown explosively. The company intends to invest especially in exporting its products overseas, and the company’s future goal is to open its own retail stores in Europe. At the moment the company’s products are sold primarily through a retailer network.
– We receive daily enquiries about new products and service concepts. The past year has been a period of immense growth for us especially through increased business-to-business sales, and thanks to our new store in Helsinki’s Lasipalatsi, which was opened in May. In the coming years we will invest especially in developing our export operations, Lukkala tells.
Globe Hope has previously worked mostly with textiles, but through the recent acquisition the company’s selection of materials will expand now also to hard materials. Secco jewellery, accessories and furnishings are made for instance from recycled computer circuit boards and keys, car tires and LP records.
Headquartered in Nummela, Globe Hope makes ecological design products out of recycled materials. Production is carried out by subcontractors around Finland and Estonia. Since its first collection, which was launched in 2003 the company has received several awards, including the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture’s Finland Prize for Art and Culture, and Amnesty International’s Designer of the Year award.