Juha Salmela named European CTO of the Year

February 7, 2019

The innovator and co-founder of Finnish sustainable fibre startup Spinnova, Juha Salmela, has been chosen as Europe’s chief technology officer of 2018.

Novita launches Moomin yarns internationally

January 7, 2019

Finnish family company Novita has entered into a co-operation agreement with Moomin Characters to bring Moomin-themed yarns to international markets.

Luin Living caps off great year in the US

December 14, 2018

Finnish lifestyle brand Luin Living is wrapping up a great year of international growth with pop-up shops in a US department store.

Luin Living pampers Japan during Christmas

November 12, 2018

Finnish lifestyle brand Luin Living will bulk up its presence in Japan for the Christmas season by opening pop up shops in seven large department stores around the country.

Saint Vacant’s shoes bring a smile to your face

November 6, 2018

This Helsinki, Finland-based boutique shoemaker is looking to bring together the best of two worlds: the comfort of bespoke shoes and the flair of street footwear.

Marimekko buckles down in Japan

September 5, 2018

Marimekko will open a new store in Japan in September, on the heels of the makeover of its Tokyo flagship store.

VAI-KØ mingles urban with wilderness

August 20, 2018

Finland-based VAI-KØ believes nobody should need one beanie for the city and another for the outdoors, because having one that’s stylish and lasting can serve both purposes.

PaaPii Design doesn’t want to be like the masses

July 31, 2018

When someone from Australia rings you up and tells you they want to sell your designs, you might want to consider scaling up production. PaaPii Design took note.

ZeroPoint squeezes out better performance

July 3, 2018

Finnish ZeroPoint Compression turns waste into high-quality clothing for anyone wanting to feel the blood in their veins: athletes, pilots, and all the rest of us.

A fairytale that brings out the magic in us

June 18, 2018

What happens when an eight-year-old girl firmly believes that if she tries hard enough, she will learn to fly? Sure, she won’t touch the clouds – but she’ll grow up to create her own world of wonders.

Halla Halla turns plastic trash into bold beachwear

June 11, 2018

Finland’s first sustainable swimwear brand was born out of two friends’ quest to find bikinis that both looked and felt good.