Carrot Currency: Marimekko

StyleCarrot is thrilled to welcome Marimekko as a sponsor. Over the next few months, we’ll be posting a number of special editorials celebrating this colorful Finnish brand. 

Marimekko, established in 1951 by Armi and Viljo Ratia, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags, and other accessories.

Strong and distinctive product design is the cornerstone of Marimekko’s operations and corporate culture. The starting point for design is that each  individual Marimekko product must earn its own design value and express Marimekko’s lifestyle concept. Alongside distinctive and individual design there is a stress on the functionality and practical aspects of the products.

Marimekko introduces dozens of new fabric designs each year. Designers are not given any instructions or limitations beforehand. Instead, they are free to create and inject their own experiences and views of trends into the patterns. Marimekko’s collections thus achieve a varied and rich range of different worlds of patterns and colors.

Finland is still an important manufacturing country for Marimekko and our textile printing factory in Helsinki prints most of our fabrics, around 1.6 million yards a year. Visit a store or shop all our bold, colorful prints  and designs at


Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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