Maija Louekari's blue and green pattern pays ode to city community gardens and is the perfect way to commemorate 100 years of Finnish independence in 2017. This placemat is made from 100% cotton for pleasant dining and easy cleaning. The acrylic coating on this Marimekko cotton placemat allow it to be resistant to stains and wrinkles and keep the green and turqoise colors vibrant.
Care: Machine washable. Follow instructions on tag
The bold prints of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Marimekko’s impact reaches beyond Finland, however, as Marimekko is said to be one of the world’s first real lifestyle brands offering fashion and accessories alongside home décor in seam... More Marimekko
The award-winning Finnish designer Maija Louekari (born 1982) received her Master's in design and B.A. in interior decoration from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She made her big break after winning a design competition organized by the University of Art and Design Helsinki ... More Maija Louekari
These are beautiful, however I am interested in learning about the acrylic coating because I would think that would be toxic. Can you please explain the process/chemicals involved. Can they be recycled?
Per Marimekko's website:
Printed in Helsinki
Marimekko fabrics are printed using either a flatbed or rotary printing method. Printing large-print fabrics using the flatbed method leaves a repeat line at the edge of the pattern, and the prominence of this line depends on the fabric's color and pattern. The repeat line is not a flaw but a feature of the printing technique that can also be used as an effect.
The majority of fabrics printed at the Marimekko printing facility in Herttoniemi have been granted the Öko-Tex Standard 100 certificate, which guarantees that the fabrics are free of toxins. Since 2008, our coated cottons have been coated with phthalate-free PVC.
Marimekko's textiles are made with their fabrics printed in their factory in Helsinki.
For additonal information - you can contact the manufacturer at www.marimekko.com