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Two companies from neighboring countries joined forces to create a collection inspired by the archipelago province of Åland and its long maritime history.
The archipelago province of Åland lays in between Finland and Sweden in the Baltic Sea. This demilitarised and autonomous group of islands belongs to Finland, but is mostly Swedish speaking and related. The region has a long maritime history from an early trading post, to today’s hub for sailors and cruise ships alike. This is why it was only natural to share its history as an inspiration for the Makia & Tretorn – “Peace islands” capsule collection. The collection is built around the theme of peaceful marine life and timeless sailing culture, inspired by the Tretorn Wings collection originally launched in the 60’s for sailing, with accompanying products great for life on the sea.
Watch Lead Designer Johanna Gartmyr from Tretorn discuss the inspiration behind the Tretorn x Makia ‘Peace Islands’ collection.
Part of the proceedings of this collection will go to preserving the Baltic Sea through the John Nurminen Foundation. The target of the foundation’s projects is to bring about a visible improvement in the condition of the Baltic Sea, by reducing the nutrient load of the sea.
Makia has worked together with Ateneum Art Museum and Finnish National Gallery on a unisex clothing collection featuring the artwork of the Von Wright brothers. With this collaboration, we want to highlight the cultural significance of the Von Wright brothers’ art and introduce it to both new and old audiences, in an unseen context.
Something that many of us can relate to during the past months have been solitary walks around the city, with time to reflect on thoughts and sights usually bypassed by the sheer pace of today’s life.
The Lasipalatsi building complex, where our Flagship store is situated in the center of Helsinki, has a long history.