Scandinavian eco fashion brand Globe Hope was founded by Seija Luukkala in 2001. The first collection was made in 2003 and has since been awarded the Amnesty International’s Designer of The Year award in 2005 and the Finnish design award for outstanding performance in the field of Art and Culture, by the Finnish Ministry of Culture in 2006.
Globe Hope is recognized as one of the “Avainlippu” symbol holders for sustainable and reliable Finnish production. From 2012 their products have been sold under the “Design from Finland”-badge and collections have been sold around Europe and Japan. Collections are designed in various locations in Finland and production is focused in Finland and Estonia except for its organic cotton that is sourced from Turkey and shoes are currently made in Portugal.
The focus of the brand is that it uses materials such as recycled and discarded fabrics that can date back to the 1930’s. It takes advantage of the image and feel of the retro vintage vibe of the garments; once a garment or an item is sold it is not only a product of a wise ecological and ethical thinking but an alternative, fashionable and trendy must-have item.
It has also another advantage: as the products are sourced from materials that have lasted for a long time and are still in good shape and designed and made with skill they are also sustainable and a classic. Eco will always be trendy and last a long time – at least at Globe Hope. Have a look at the gorgeous green best buys for the new year of 2013. Is this your opportunity to switch to green?
Cute Coin Purses – An alternative to your cardholder, would you go back to cash and coins for this mini purse? Prints give a great vintage touch and colours follow the spring summer 2013 trends with its pastels and vibrant floral colours and the romantic classic polkadot in mustard and black. A cute small clip purse made of cotton fabrics that have strong vintage sense as the materials have lived long as curtains, dresses or a table cloths. These cuties have a unique style and story. Carry your new year’s cash with style; choose from many patterns such as polkadot and floral prints.
All Year Around Necessities – Mid-size clip purses are made of a variety of real vintage cotton and make a perfect pencil case, toilette bag or a make-up bag. This black handbag is made of old Swedish army wool-mix skirts, the middle part of the bag has a zip-up compartment and both sides can be closed with a popper button. There are small pockets inside and a unique twist element is an old tie decoration on the front of the bag. The bags are made from varying vintage linen fabrics.
The Sneakers are made in Portugal from unique army canvas fabric, patterned uniform shirts and even car tires. These particular shoes (pictured) are for men and alternative choices for women can be found in their online shop.
The Skirt in a lovely colour of orange, which happens to be the pop colour of the spring 2013 season, is made of uniform trousers of a “Las Palmas” tourist guide’s outfit. This 1950′s style skirt is made of thin wool-mix material that allows the hem to move beautifully.
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