Marimekko Fever

Marimekko! Pretty cool name right? I first heard of Marimekko when I started my first job (still current). It was so different. So colorful. So creative.  So modern, chic and sophisticated. The store itself is a playground, ready to shop in.

Marimekko was established in 1951 and is a Finnish (1 of the 2 official languages of Finland) textile and clothing design companies known for its original prints, colors and readymade products. The brand is so distinct it is almost impossible to pass by a print and say: “THAT is Marimekko”. They heavily stand apart from everything else and that is what I love about them not to mention their very creative, bold prints.

In 1960 Jackie Kennedy herself posed on the cover of Sports Illustrated in a sleeveless red Marimekko dress. It was an instant hit and soon spread the word on this newly developed company. In 1974 over 300 patterns had been printed on fabric. They went from fashion clothing, to bags to home accessories! Marimekko’s textiles are printed on cotton and linen fabrics. The collections also include a variety of goods such as kitchen and tabletop products, bed lines and bathroom textiles.

Marimekko can be seen in magazines, Crate and Barrel, Banana Republic and even on airlines! They continue to grow their company and I can’t wait to see what is next! Below get a small glimpse of Marimekko and tell us what you think!

Color Stripes

Shop some of our favorite patterns/accessories from Marimekko!

The themes for the prints are drawn from life and the world: nature, events and people.”

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