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2020 marks the 75-year anniversary of Tove Jansson publishing her first Moomin novel. To celebrate this Moomin Characters Ltd is launching the #OURSEA campaign in collaboration with the John Nurminen Foundation.
The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world. It needs urgent, concrete action on multiple levels and time is running out. We need to change the course now by combining our efforts to save it.
2020 marks the 75-year anniversary of Tove Jansson publishing her first Moomin novel. To celebrate this Moomin Characters Ltd is launching the #OURSEA campaign in collaboration with the John Nurminen Foundation. Funds will be raised via direct donations and campaign products, where part of the product price will go towards the campaign.
Makia is participating in the Moomin 2020 #OURSEA campaign for the protection of the Baltic Sea, with a series of three light merino wool beanies. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the John Nurminen Foundation.
The John Nurminen Foundation is a Finnish maritime organization with a mission to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage for future generations. The aim of the #OURSEA campaign is to raise awareness of the condition of the Baltic Sea and gather funds for the Foundation’s work to save the sea and its vibrant culture.
Read more about the campaign at www.oursea.fi
Over time, climate and harsh conditions have shaped nordic life into pursuing functional and straightforward design. The initial idea of Makia was to bring timeless, durable, and functional clothing for our customers at fair prices and beyond trends. Read more about our design team and design process.
Rasmus Tikkanen is a Helsinki-based artist and a friend, who has collaborated with us with a series of print designs. Rasmus also hosted the Makia x Tretorn launch party in August at the old military island of Vallisaari in Helsinki where he has his studio. We interviewed Rasmus about his career as an artist, his inspirations, style and love for Helsinki.
Ivar Fougstedt was one of the original founding members of Makia along with Joni Malmi and Jussi Oksanen. Ivar spent a few days in his local neighbourhood in Tokyo with photographer Antti Rastivo.