TAUKO X GULLKRONA is a sustainable clothing collection, produced by Helsinki-based TAUKO fashion house in collaboration with Saara Kankaanrinta and Ilkka Herlin. Kankaanrinta and Herlin are the co-founders of Baltic Sea Action Group, and the new owners of Gullkrona harbour. All proceeds from the collection will be donated to BSAG’s work for the Baltic Sea.
TAUKO X GULLKRONA collection is designed in Helsinki and manufactured in Loksa, Estonia. TAUKO’s founders Mila Moisio and Kaisa Rissanen have developed an internationally acclaimed process for recycling local textile waste, by which the TAUKO X GULLKRONA collection will also be produced. The shirts and dresses are sewn from Finnish textile industry surplus materials, and their manufacturing utilizes no water or harmful chemicals.
The collection aims to convey how respect and love for the environment can be incorporated into clothing design and production. It also raises awareness of the ways that clothing manufacturing impacts nature, including the fragile ecosystems and species of the Baltic Sea. The items in the collection are named after species native to the Baltic Sea region. This is to stress both the species diversity in the ecosystem, and the fact that many of them are in danger of extinction.
”Conscientious and responsible production has always been one of the key aspects of TAUKO. For this collection we have gathered inspiration from marine archipelago landscapes, their vast horizons and inhabitants”, says Mila Moisio.
”Fashion industry has long-term environmental impacts, for example through cotton farming, monocultures and the use of pesticides. It is especially important to us that this collection recycles existing textile materials, instead of producing new material. We want to be completely transparent in demonstrating what makes up the price of genuinely sustainable and beautiful clothing”, comments Saara Kankaanrinta.
”Through the TAUKO X GULLKRONA collection we want to bring attention to the valuable biodiversity in the Baltic Sea, which is an often overlooked treasure. This is why it was easy to decide that both TAUKO and GULLKRONA will donate all proceeds for the Baltic Sea”, Moisio and Kankaanrinta state.