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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.
The Makia Raglan Parka has been with us since our first collection and become a staple for us, representing timeless usability with a touch of Nordic contemporary design heritage. For this season we are introducing a new, re-designed version of the Raglan Parka.
Our good friend and owner of Heart Roasters, Wille Yli-Luoma, took his daughter Lilou for a weekend roadtrip to Indian beach Oregon, with photographer Antti Rastivo.
We live in a world where conflicts get more visibility than peace. When conflicts feel distant, the importance of peace can easily be forgotten.