Good News from Tue, 24 July, 2012:

Marimekko gets boost from Elton John and Hillary Clinton

Lehtikuva/sari gustafsson Pop-star Elton John has been spotted wearing Marimekko converses in France. Pop-star Elton John has been spotted wearing Marimekko converses in France.

Marimekko, the Finnish design house, has got boost from its famous fans. According to MTV3, the world famous pop-singer Elton John was recently spotted in France wearing Marimekko converses. Also the newly appointed Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has declared herself as a Marimekko fan, writes Markkinointi & Mainonta.

In June, the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Marimekko House in Helsinki. According to Marimekko, during her visit she suggested a new slogan for the company: “Breathe happiness.” During the visit, Hillary Clinton visited  Marimekko design and the textile printing factory, and afterwards she spent time shopping in the company’s store.

I’m looking forward to the pilgrimage that I will be making to the Marimekko factory, having discovered Marimekko many many years ago as a young student and being an admirer of it as a symbol of Finland’s commitment to gender equality and economic empowerment − and of course world class design, Marimekko quotes the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying.

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