Transparency

Metsä/Skogen is a multisensory experience just like a real forest. It is an ecological concept store that offers products and services that draw from the abundance of the Northern forest and its refreshing, calming energy. It is a holistic lifestyle concept celebrating slow living.

Metsä/Skogen offers timeless high-quality lifestyle products manufactured with a transparent manner. The selection includes clothing, accessories, home goods and other essentials for creating the perfect ambience. Every product in Metsä/Skogen is made with love in Finland or manufactured locally (EU).

Our values

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability is the force behind everything we do.

HUMANITY

We believe in people, in cooperation and in doing small deeds to achieve big things.

OPENNESS

Change comes from being open and spreading information. We believe in transparency and expect the same from our partners.

DIVERSITY

People or things do not need to be perfect or alike. For us being different is a value in itself and it’s what makes this world a greater place.

COURAGE

We lead by an example by being different. We have the courage to stand out and stand by our word.

Circular Design Method

Materials

We mainly use textiles made from one fibre or recycled material.

Recyclability

We take recyclability into consideration already in the production phase.

Waste Avoidance

We strive to eliminate generating waste already in the production phase of a product or service.

Disassembly

We design product components to be easily disassembled and later reused or repurposed.

Green Chemistry

We avoid using harmful chemicals in our products and manufacturing processes.

Repairability

We expand the product lifespan by providing repair service for products or parts of products.

Durability

The products are manufactured using materials that are as durable as possible in order to provide a product with a lifespan as long as possible.

Versatility

We offer products that are multifunctional and timeless. We do not follow trends.

Packing

We package our products using materials that are recycled, recyclable or biodegradable.

New Circular Business Models

We place emphasis on business models based on circular economy meaning that material lifespan can be further expanded.

Product information

Product lifespan, recyclability and responsibility of raw material govern our choices. We are constantly developing our products and services towards a more sustainable future by utilising technology, research data and new innovations.

There is still some way to go in terms of achieving responsibility but we are making an effort and striving for improvement. We are also happy to hear your suggestions regarding products and responsibility.

Antrei Hartikainen

Material: Manufactured using Finnish alder and finished using oil and wax
Care instructions: Clean the product using a damp cloth and then dry it. Dilute Osmo Color Oil Soap solution, soak the rubbing sponge in it and remove stains by gently rubbing with the grain. Then wipe away the dirt with a moist towel. Do not wash the products in the washing machine. The surface finish will last for years and when needed, use oil wax (https://www.osmocolor.com/oljyvaha/topoil). The right time to renew the finish is when drops of water do not collect on the surface. Wooden surface with oil wax surface cannot withstand heat so make sure to use a trivet under hot cookware. Highly acidic or alkaline substances, high-proof alcohols and, for example, detergents, nail polish removers and hard solvents, such as acetone, damage the surface so wipe those from the oiled surface immediately.

Asperata

Manufacturing: Brivibas str. 403A, Riga LV-1024, Latvia.
Material: 100% Organic cotton
Logistics: Trucks are used for transporting both raw material as well as finished products.
Workforce: The factory personnel have contracts of employment that adhere to the rules and regulations in Latvia.
Origin of raw material: The cotton comes from Pakistan.
Other: Oeko-tex certification.

Ecoalf

M A D I S O N
L U K E

Material: 100% recycled polyester made from plastic waste gathered from the bottom of the sea. Main raw material is PET plastic bottles.
Origin of raw material: The exact origin is difficult to trace as the plastic waste is collected from the Mediterranean Sea. As soon as the waste is brought ashore , it is sorted and stored because exposure to saltwater and the sun weakens the quality of fibre. Quality control is important in order to avoid using polyester that cannot be recycled.
Carbon footprint: Ecoalf has partnered with 2500 fishermen, 32 harbours and 440 trawlers. All these operators together have managed to gather over 300 tons of waste from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.
Other: Ecoalf products are PFC-free. Bluesign certificate.

M A R T A

Material: 100% recycled polyamide, i.e. nylon made from nylon waste, such as textiles, carpets and ocean waste collected from fishing nets.
Certificates and standards: Ecoalf products are PFC-free. Bluesign certificate.

N I A G A R A

Material: 56% polyester, 44% recycled polyester
Other: Ecoalf products are PFC-free. Bluesign certificate. Ecoalf has partnered with 2500 fishermen, 32 harbours and 440 trawlers. All these operators together have managed to gather over 300 tons of waste from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

E L I O T
W H E E L E R B O O T S

Material: 59% recycled polyester, 41% sorona – polyester made from corn-based component. Recycled polyester made from plastic waste gathered from the bottom of the sea. The main raw material is PET plastic bottles. Other: Ecoalf products are PFC-free. Bluesign certificate.
Manufacturing: Made in Germany

Harolds

K E Y C H A I N
S O F T C A S E S H O L D E R
K R A U D
S P O R T S L E E V E M E D

Manufacturing: Manufactured in Obertshausen, Germany.
Material: Vegetable tanned leather
Origin of raw material: Cows (leather used for products) graze on pastures in the mountains and valleys all year round. The natural diet and the living conditions guarantee a cow hide of consistent quality and structure. All leather used for products is food industry by-product.

Merkusii

Manufacturing: M.A.S.I Company Oy
Material: 79% BCI cotton (Better cotton initiative) 20% Post consumer recycled denim

Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.
Other: M.A.S.I Company Oy has been given the RINKI label for responsible packaging solutions. M.A.S.I Company Oy and all its suppliers adhere to chemical rules and regulations set by REACH and EU.

Cembra

Manufacturing: Products are sewn in Lithuania by Edmundas ir partnerai, Draugystes g. 15b, 51228 Kaunas, fabric from Jouko Rosenqvist.
Material: 65% wool, 25% cotton, 10% polyester, Lining: 100% viscose
Workforce: Since the country of manufacture is in EU, the employees have the same rights as in Finland. They are paid appropriate wages and they have the right to form professional associations.
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.
Logistics: Finished products are transported from the factory to Metsä/Skogen by truck.

Hetkinen cosmetics

Manufacturing: The cosmetics products are manufactured in Hetkinen’s own factory in Turku, on the southwest coast of Finland. The glass container is manufactured in Germany using recycled glass from the pharmaceutical industry. The wooden lid is made in Halikko, Finland.

Material: The glass container is manufactured using recycled glass. The lid is made from Finnish pine which has not been treated with chemicals. The supplier is PECF certified. The certificate guarantees that the tree comes from a forest that is managed in line with the strictest environmental, social and economic requirements. The pine packaging is manufactured from heartwood which appears when the tree is around 40 years old. This means that the tree that is used for the packaging is at the end of its life cycle.

Workforce: Supplier certificates

Cycle of raw material: The empty glass container goes into glass recycling and the lid can be burned, recycled by means of composting or placing it into wood waste collection.

Origin of ingredients: Most of the ingredients – such as lichen, heather and birch leaves – used in the cosmetic products come from Finland. Finnish ingredients come from forests issued with certificates. Some of the ingredients cannot be found in Finnish nature. Some of these ingredients of plant origin, like jojoba oil and chia oil, are brought from Africa. Almond oil comes from Venezuela and jojoba and carnauba wax from Brazil. The essential oils come from their natural habitats, for example lavender comes from France and pine oil from Russia.

Kilometres: The ingredients are transported from their habitats to Turku to the Hetkinen factory. The wooden lids come from 50 km from Turku and the glass containers from Germany (1800 km). The cosmetic products are delivered from Turku to Metsä/Skogen (170 km).

Logistics: The ingredients are delivered by truck to the manufacturing facility. The finished products are delivered to Metsä/Skogen by using the carbon neutral Posti Green services. All Hetkinen products are packaged using non-plastic packaging. Certifications and standards; ISO 22716:2007. Products are registered in EU’s CPNP register (Cosmetic Product Notification Portal). PECF certification. All products are vegan. The Hetkinen factory’s electricity supplier, Turku Energia, provides responsible energy.

Tikau

R O U N D B A S K E T
S H A M P O O
R O U N D B I N

Manufacturing:Handmade in South India. Tikau employs local craftspersons for manufacturing.
Raw material: Banana leaves and steel wire. Leaves that are used for the product are “dead” banana tree leaves that would otherwise be considered as waste. Steel wire is used to stiffen the product.
Recycling: The wire is recyclable metal waste. The banana leaves are recycled by means of composting.
Origin of raw material
: Baskets are woven in South India using local leaves.
Other: You can clean the product gently by hand using a sponge a brush. When the product is still damp it can, if needed, be moulded back to its original shape. Tikau’s products are Finnish design. Small-scale production by craftspersons in their own homes or studios.

D O G G Y – B A S K E T

Manufacturing: Basket and linen fabric made in South India. Linen pillow sewn in Helsinki, Finland.
Workforce: Products are manufactured by small local entrepreneurs who work from home or in small workshop. This enables craftspersons to work flexibly in their own home localities.
Raw material: Dead banana tree leaves. Pillow covers from linen and pillow from cotton and polyester.
Recycling: The basket can be burned or recycled by means of composting.
Origin of raw material: South India. Tikau uses local materials in its production.
Other: You can clean the product gently by hand using a sponge a brush. When the product is still damp it can, if needed, be moulded back to its original shape. Tikau’s products are Finnish design. Small-scale production by craftspersons in their own homes or studios.

W O V E N C A R P E T

Manufacturing: Made in Gujarat, India. Products are manufactured by small local entrepreneurs who work from home or in small workshop. This enables craftspersons to work flexibly in their own home localities. Each carpet has the signature of the person who made it.
Material: Local wool from Gujarat, India. The carpet is cotton and woven into warp and weft that is made also from local cotton. The carpets are dyed using natural colours.
Kilometres: Around 6900 km from place of manufacture to Metsä/Skogen.
Other: Tikau’s products are Finnish design. Small-scale production by craftspersons in their own homes or studios. These carpets are made adhering to the rules and regulations of Fair Trade.

O R G A N I C C A N V A S B A G

Manufacturing: All products are handmade in India by small local entrepreneurs who work from home or in small workshop. This enables craftspersons to work flexibly in their own home localities. Each carpet has the signature of the person who made it.
Material: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton from India.
Other: Tikau’s products are Finnish design manufactured in small-scale production by craftspersons in their own homes or studios mostly in India.

B A G F R O M E L K L E A T H E R A N D C O T T O N

Material: Elk leather from western Finland and GOTS certified cotton from India.

Udumbara

Raw material: Finnish red clay from the village of Kultela, southwestern Finland. It comes from an old brick factory owned by Anu Pura. Address: Kultelan Tiiliputki, Hämeen Härkätie 197, 31400 Somero.
Logistics: The clay is transported by a van to the ceramics studio in Helsinki. Then from the studio to Metsä/Skogen by a passenger car.
Kilometres: The clay is transported by a van to the ceramics studio in Helsinki (105 km). Product transportation from the studio to Metsä/Skogen by a car (3 km).
Manufacturing: The Udumbara pottery is handmade by Eva Spoof. She uses a potter’s wheel and manufactures small batches at a time. The studio is situated in Helsinki (Kaarlenkatu 15, 00530 Helsinki).
Recycling: Clay pots can be sorted into mixed waste.
Energy use: After forming the clay pot using a potter’s wheel, it is then fired in low temperature. For this finishing phase Udumbara uses electricity produced from solar energy.
Other: The pottery studio and its kilns utilise solar energy from Fortum. As packing material, Udumbara uses recycled material acquired, for example, from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Udumbara’s instructions for using the pottery: https://udumbara.fi/blog/udumbara-planters- benefits-and-caring/

Mud jeans

Material: 40% recycled cotton, 60% GOTS certified organic cotton.
The organic cotton is Global Recycling Standard certified. The buttons and rivets are stainless steel are OEKO-TEX and ISO 14001 certified. The thread has been dyed using Dystar Cradle 2 Cradle Indigo Dye. The exterior feel and colour typical for jeans has been achieved using different washing techniques such as Laser, Ozone, E-flow and NoStone. The sewing thread used at the moment is polyester thread from Rama, Turkey. Mud Jeans are currently testing the use of cellulose-based sewing thread which is a more ecological option.
Workforce: The employees have the right to form professional associations.
Country of origin: The recycled cotton Mud Jeans uses comes from old jeans the company has collected throughout Europe. The shredding of the old jeans into fibre suitable for recycling takes place in Spain in a factory called Recover. The fibre is transported also to another factory (Tejidos Royo). This is where the recycled fibre will be mixed in to organic cotton, spun into thread and woven into fabric. Yousstex International manufactures finished products (e.g. jeans in Tunisia) using the fabric. The washing also takes place there. The organic cotton comes from Mumbai, India. It is GOTS certified and comes from the Gill & Co PVT LTD. The elastane is from Turkey. This sewing thread comes from Rama in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kilometres: 2000 km from storage to manufacturing of recycled fibres.
Transportation: The old denim is transported first by truck to be made into fibre. The fibre is then transported to be spun and woven into fabric by truck. The finished fabric is taken to Tunisia by truck and by boat. The finished product is transported from Tunisia to Marseille, France, by truck and boat. Transportation of products to storage and then to Metsä/Skogen by truck.

Carbon footprint of the production: The carbon footprint of a pair of jeans is 8,88 CO2 for the duration of its use. It is about 61% less than the carbon footprint of a pair of jeans on average.
Other: Mud Jeans uses around 1500 l of water to manufacture a pair of jeans. It is 5500 l less than is usually used for a pair of jeans. Both Yousstex International and Tejidos Royo have a filtration system through which water is filtered before being released back into the environment. This filtration system as well as the use of recycled fibre enables using 78% less water than compared to the standards in this industry. Mud Jeans is a carbon neutral company. All fabrics are Organic Content Standard certified. Also the paper tags are Cradle 2 Cradle certified. All Mud Jeans products are issued with the Swan logo, a Nordic label that demonstrates a product is a good environmental choice.
Further information: Eva Engelen, eva@mudjeans.eu

Metsä/Skogen products

K N I T W E A R:
P I N E A, N I G R A
L U Z M A R I A E L
P R I N G L E I (J A C Q U A R D)
E L L I O T T I I
J E F F R E Y I
D O G P U L L O V E R

Manufacturing: Manufactured in Finland by Kutomo Holopainen Oy, Sulantie 17, Tuusula. Merino wool is spun by Lanerossi-Filivivi spinning mill in Italy. The mohair yarn is from Igea spinning mill, also in Italy.
Employees: At the moment Kutomo Holopainen employs 10 people in Tuusula. The spinning mills are situated in Italy. This means that employee contracts and rights are – like contracts in Finland – in accordance with EU legislation.
Material: 50% mohair superkid, 38%polyamide, 18% merino wool.
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Blended fabrics are used to manufacture products (e.g. insulation material) that do not need to be made from long-fibred structures.
Origin of raw material/materials: The mulesing free merino wool comes from South Africa or South America. Mohair wool is from South Africa. Polyamide fibre strengthens the mohair yarn. Yarn is dyed in Italy. Kutomo Holopainen uses only spinning mills that are STANDARD 100 BY OEKO-TEX certified. The weaving mill finishes products using steam. Mohair is finished using water.
Kilometres: The distance between Igea spinning mill, in Prato, and Kutomo Holopainen in Tuusula, is 2600 km. The distance between Lanerossi Filivivi spinning mill, in Alte Ceccato, and Kutomo Holopainen in Tuusula, is 2450 km. The finished products are then transported from Tuusula to Metsä/Skogen (30 km).
Logistics: Trucks and, if needed, ferries are used for transportation.
Other: Kutomo Holopainen uses Fortum’s electricity produced by water and wind power. Products are knitted according to exact measurements in order to avoid generating waste. Only the necklines are cut according to the desired model. The cutting waste is donated to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to be developed into recycled wool.

P I N U S
V I R G I N I A N A

Manufacturing: Anna Olsson/ Flash
Material: 100% triacetate
Origin of raw material: Japani

M E R K U S I I

Manufacturing: M.A.S.I Company Oy
Material: 79% BCI cotton (Better cotton initiative) 20% Post consumer recycled denim
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.
Other: M.A.S.I Company Oy has been given the RINKI abel for responsible packaging solutions. M.A.S.I Company Oy and all its suppliers adhere to chemical rules and regulations set by REACH and EU.

O M O R I K A
A S P E R A T A
S T R O B I
( M E L A N G E, G R E Y )

Manufacturing: Daisyberg
Material: 60% Recycled cotton, 40% Recycled polyester
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.

Manufacturing: Daisyberg
Materiaali: 70% recycled cotton, 30% recycled polyester. The cotton is recycled cotton fibre manufactured using leftover material from the clothing industry.
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.

Other: 2700 l of water was saved by using recycled fibre made using cutting waste from textile factories. The fabric has not been dyed. The colour comes from colours of the cutting waste (Omorika, Asperata, Strobi (black)).

L O N G A E V A
H E N R Y I

Manufacturing: Daisyberg
Material: Eco cotton, Lycra
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.

R I G I D A (B L A C K, W H I T E)

Manufacturing: Daisyberg
Material: 70 % recycled cotton, 30 % recycled polyester
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.

R I G I D A
( M E L A N G E G R E Y, M E L A N G E B L U E )

Manufacturing: Daisyberg
Material: 60 % recycled cotton, 40 % recycled polyester
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Our goal is to be able to recycle all our textile waste to be reused as a secondary raw material. We follow research data on this topic diligently.

O S M U N D A
G L E N H I I
K O Y A M A I
J E Z O E N S I S
S M I T H I A N A
V I T T A R I A
P A E S I A
L A N A T A
L E N T A
B R E W E R I A N A
A U R A N T I A C A
C L A U C A

Manufacturing: Fabric is made by Klasikine Tekstile, Brastos g.9, 47184 Kaunas, Lithuania.
Material: 100% linen, OEKO-TEX certified.
Workforce: The factory manufacturing the products is situated in EU. This means that employee contracts and rights are – like contracts in Finland – in accordance with EU legislation.

Origin of raw material: Linen has been grown in France and Belgium, and spun into yarn in China. Due to scheduling the fabric manufacturer was not able to provide us yarn spun in Europe. We are aware of the fact that transporting fibre to Asia is problematic. We resolved the issue and beginning from the next production batch, the manufacturer will be spinning Metsä/Skogen’s yarn in Europe.

Logistics: The fibre is sent to be spun and then back to Europe by air freight. Within Europe and to Metsä/Skogen, the product is transported by truck.

N E M O R O S A ( D O G B E D)

Manufacturing: The cover is made by M.A.S.I Company Oy and the pillow is manufactured by Lennol Oy, Rantatie 22, Jalasjärvi, Finland.

Material: 100% leftover denim that is 100% cotton. The pillow is made using leftover cotton and the filling is 100% PET, i.e. recycled plastic bottles.

Other: Lennol Oy has been issued with the Key Flag Symbol (a registered collective mark indicating that the product has been manufactured or the service has been produced in Finland).

Jokipiin pellava

Manufacturing location: Jokipiin pellava, Pellavatehtaantie 35, 61280 Jokipii, Suomi
Material: 100% linen, linen thread dyed using reactive dye with OEKO-TEX certification.
Manufacturing: No chemicals in the process. The finished product is ironed with a water steamer.
Workforce: Factory employs 20 people.
Origin of raw material: France. Detailed information regarding the specific location is not available at the moment.

Logistics: Linen yarn is transported to Jokipii’s factory by trucks. Emissions caused by transportation are minimised by buying large quantities of yarn at a time. This results in 1-2 deliveries a month (i.e. as few deliveries as possible). Raw material delivered in cardboard boxes that are reused when products are delivered to Metsä/Skogen. Torn cardboard boxes are placed in cardboard recycling.

Other: All manufacturing by-product is recycled. The amount of mixed landfill waste the factory produces corresponds to the amount of what a family of four would produce. The use of water in the manufacturing process is also minimised. The entire factory uses around 120 m3 of water per year, including steam. Energy waste is delivered to the nearest collection point to be converted into usable forms of energy. All clear plastic waste is collected and delivered to be recycled together with cardboard recycling to minimise driving and emissions. The products are designed in a way that produces almost no leftover linen waste. Factory seconds are sold in the factory outlet by weight so customers can sew products for themselves. There is no waste water in the factory. Products have been issued with the Key Flag Symbol (a registered collective mark indicating that the product has been manufactured in Finland).

Protos Demos

Manufacturing: Lasse Laine/ Vesalantie 6, 24910 Halikko as, Suomi
Material: Made using wood from central Europe.

Metsä/Skogen x Hetkinen

P R O D U C T S I N W O O D E N C O N T A I N E R S

Manufacturing: The cosmetics products are manufactured in Hetkinen’s own factory in Turku, on the southwest coast of Finland. The wooden containers are also Finnish, made in Halikko.

Material: The Hetkinen products are sold in containers made using Finnish pine which has not been treated with chemicals. The supplier is PECF certified. The certification guarantees that the tree comes from a forest that is managed in line with the strictest environmental, social and economic requirements. The pine packaging is manufactured from heartwood which appears when the tree is around 40 years old. This means that the tree used for the packaging is at the end of its life cycle. Other parts of the tree are used for e.g. pulp.

Recycling: The empty container can be burned, recycled by means of composting or placing it into wood waste collection.
Origin of ingredients: Most of the ingredients – such as lichen, heather and birch leaves – used in the cosmetic products come from Finland. Finnish ingredients come from certified forests. Some of the ingredients cannot be found in the Finnish nature. Some of these ingredients of plant origin, like jojoba oil and chia oil, are brought from Africa. Almond oil comes from Venezuela and jojoba and carnauba wax from Brazil. The essential oils come from their natural habitats, for example lavender comes from France and pine oil from Russia.

Kilometres: The ingredients are transported from their habitats to Turku to the Hetkinen factory. The wooden containers come from Halikko (50 km). The cosmetic products are delivered from Turku to Metsä/Skogen (170 km).

Logistics: The ingredients are delivered by truck to the manufacturing facility. The finished products are delivered to Metsä/Skogen by using the carbon neutral Posti Green services. All Hetkinen products are packaged using non-plastic packaging. Certificates and standards; ISO 22716:2007. Products are registered in EU’s CPNP register (Cosmetic Product Notification Portal). PECF certificate. All products are vegan. The Hetkinen factory’s electricity supplier, Turku Energia, provides responsible energy.

Metsä/Skogen x Hetkinen

P R O D U C T S I N G L A S S J A R S

Manufacturing: The cosmetics products are manufactured in Hetkinen’s own factory in Turku, on the southwest coast of Finland. The glass container is manufactured in Germany using recycled glass from the pharmaceutical industry. The wooden lid is made in Halikko, Finland.
Material: The glass container is manufactured using recycled glass. The lid is made from Finnish pine which has not been treated with chemicals. The supplier is PECF certified. The certificate guarantees that the tree comes from a forest that is managed in line with the strictest environmental, social and economic requirements. The pine packaging is manufactured from heartwood which appears when the tree is around 40 years old. This means that the tree that is used for the packaging is at the end of its life cycle.

Workforce: Supplier certificates

Cycle of raw material: The empty glass container goes into glass recycling and the lid can be burned, recycled by means of composting or placing it into wood waste collection.
Origin of ingredients: Most of the ingredients – such as lichen, heather and birch leaves – used in the cosmetic products come from Finland. Finnish ingredients come from forests issued with certificates. Some of the ingredients cannot be found in Finnish nature. Some of these ingredients of plant origin, like jojoba oil and chia oil, are brought from Africa. Almond oil comes from Venezuela and jojoba and carnauba wax from Brazil. The essential oils come from their natural habitats, for example lavender comes from France and pine oil from Russia.

Kilometres: The ingredients are transported from their habitats to Turku to the Hetkinen factory. The wooden lids come from 50 km from Turku and the glass containers from Germany (1800 km). The cosmetic products are delivered from Turku to Metsä/Skogen (170 km).
Logistics: The ingredients are delivered by truck to the manufacturing facility. The finished products are delivered to Metsä/Skogen by using the carbon neutral Posti Green services. All Hetkinen products are packaged using non-plastic packaging. Certifications and standards; ISO 22716:2007. Products are registered in EU’s CPNP register (Cosmetic Product Notification Portal). PECF certification. All products are vegan. The Hetkinen factory’s electricity supplier, Turku Energia, provides responsible energy.

Tuohimuori

Manufacturing: Finnish birch bark comes from a local farmer’s woods in Rautalammi. The birch trees were felled to clear an area for a water pipeline site. After the removal of the bark, the trees were sold to a forestry company. Birch twigs were gathered to be used as binding material for the manufacturing of the bark containers. Water is used to make bark more flexible.

Logistics: Due to the terrain and the delicate material, a passenger car is needed for getting the raw material from the forest. The finished birch bowls are sent to Metsä/Skogen using Matkahuolto delivery services.

Workforce: The bark containers are made by Marjatta Flander-Airola. Antero Flander helped with the gathering of the bark.

Recycling: Bark cannot be placed into compost but it can be used as tinder to start a fire.

Kilometres: 250 km from the location where the bark is collected to the place of manufacture. The finished products are then delivered to Metsä/Skogen (100 km).

Other: The leftover material (small pieces of bark) is used for manufacturing other bark products. The smallest pieces are sold in wood gallery Pro Puu, in Lahti. Waste generated by the manufacturing is used for heating the buildings and as kindling. In the manufacturing process electricity is used only for lighting.

Roots living

W O O L T H R O W

Manufacturing: Lithuania
Material: 100% merino wool with certificate for being mulesing free.
Workforce: Factory employees receive a fair wage and the working days and schedules adhere to legislation. Overtime is paid according to legislation and industry standards. Women and men have the legal right to take parental leave. Zero tolerance for discrimination on grounds of race, skin colour, gender, nationality, faith, age, pregnancy or marital status. Nobody is forced to work.
Origin of raw material: Merino wool from EU.
Logistics: Merino wool transported to Lithuania by truck. Same transportation for finished products to Helsinki.
Other: Lithuania’s waste management legislation is based on EU regulations. Directive (2008/98/EY) has to be implemented in national legislation by December of 2010. The Lithuanian factory has a recycling process which includes prevention waste generation, reuse of waste, recycling of waste and safe disposal of waste. The factory is constantly working towards decreasing the use of plastic.

L I N E N T H R O W

Manufacturing: Lithuania
Material: 78% linen, 22% wool.
Recycling: The material is a blend of several raw materials so it cannot, at this point in time, be used for making new fibres for the clothing industry. Textiles (from blended fabrics) brought to Metsä/Skogen will be recycled in cooperation with waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto. Blended fabrics are used to manufacture products (e.g. insulation material) that do not need to be made from long-fibred structures.
Origin of raw material: Linen from Poland and wool from Italy.
Logistics: Raw material is transported by truck to Lithuania. Finished throws are transported to Helsinki by truck and by ferry.

Glass studio Jan Torstensson

Manufacturing: Kiikoistentie 8, 38360 Kiikoinen, Finland.
Material: Used glass bottles from restaurants and consumers.
Logistics: Bottles are collected in large quantities from restaurants using a van. Consumers also bring bottles to the collection bin situated by the studio. The finished product is sent to Metsä/Skogen by using Posti postal services or Matkahuolto’s delivery services.
Workforce: Products are made by Jan Torstensson.
Recycling: Products can be recycled in glass recycling.
Other: The glass is melted just enough for it to be moulded using a glass blowing technique. The method is specifically planned to be energy-efficient. Glass studio Jan Torstensson has been recognised with the InnoSuomi award for this manufacturing method. It includes using the oven only for the duration of the manufacturing of products. This is one tenth of the time glass ovens are usually used during glass manufacturing. Also the ovens are made using recycled material as much as possible. Local stores provide used cardboard boxes for packaging purposes.

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W U F F S M I N I
G R E Y

Manufacturing: The rack of the raised dog bowl is made in Finland (Elopellontie 1I, 33470 Ylöjärvi). The steel bowl is made in India.
Material: The rack is made from steel acquired from Lankapaja Oy, in Vihti. The laminate is reused and comes from CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy, in Imatra.
Logistics: The raw material is transported by truck to Ylöjärvi for manufacturing and then to Metsä/Skogen.

W U F F S M I N I
W H I T E
Manufacturing: The rack of the raised dog bowl is made in Finland (Elopellontie 1I, 33470 Ylöjärvi). The steel bowl is made in India. Material: The rack is made from steel acquired from Lankapaja Oy, in Vihti. The laminate is reused and comes from CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy, in Imatra.
Logistics: The raw material is transported by truck to Ylöjärvi for manufacturing and then to Metsä/Skogen.

HR Living Iris Hantverk

W A S H M I T T E N

Manufacturing: The wash mitten is manufactured in Denizli, Turkey.
Material: Made from goat hair.
Working conditions: Inspected yearly by an external operator.

B A T H B R U S H ” P U C K ”

Manufacturing: Products are made in Sweden (Sandsborgsvägen 52, S-122 88 Enskede) and Estonia (Visiitplus oü Joesuu 27, 20609, Narva). These are Iris Hantverk workshops employing only people with visual impairment. Material: Horse hair bristles. Products are finished using linseed oil from Sweden. Horse hair is from China or Mongolia. The horses have not been slaughtered for the hair nor were they hurt whilst cutting the hair. Wooden parts are from Europe.

D U C K

Manufacturing: Products are made in Sweden (Sandsborgsvägen 52, S-122 88 Enskede) and Estonia (Visiitplus oü Joesuu 27, 20609, Narva). These are Iris Hantverk workshops employing only people with visual impairment. Material: Horse hair bristles. Products are finished using linseed oil from Sweden. Horse hair is from China or Mongolia. The horses have not been slaughtered for the hair nor were they hurt whilst cutting the hair. Wooden parts are from Europe.

R O U N D B R U S H

Manufacturing: Products are made in Sweden (Sandsborgsvägen 52, S-122 88 Enskede) and Estonia (Visiitplus oü Joesuu 27, 20609, Narva). These are Iris Hantverk workshops employing only people with visual impairment.
Material: Horse hair bristles. Products are finished using linseed oil from Sweden. Horse hair is from China or Mongolia. The horses have not been slaughtered for the hair nor were they hurt whilst cutting the hair. Wooden parts are from Europe.

Rautasydän

Manufacturing: Small-scale production in Jokela, Finland.
Material: Steel as raw material and beeswax for finishing purposes.
Logistics: Finished products are transported from Jokela to Metsä/Skogen by car.
Workforce: Products made by Inari Alasoini.
Recycling: Products are recyclable metal waste.
Origin of raw material: Steel comes from Finnish suppliers.
Transportation and kilometres: From place of manufacture to Metsä/Skogen by car (50 km).
Other: Coal is used as a source of energy for heating the metal. Rautasydän manufactures steel products mainly by order. The products are made to last. If a Rautasydän product breaks, it will be repaired or replaced with a new product. Bring the broken product to Metsä/Skogen and we will deliver it to the Rautasydän metalsmith workshop. (Repair service or a possibility to replace a product has been agreed upon.)
Contact: Inari Alasoini 050 330 8621.