Towards a more sustainable future
TEXT: MARIA PIRKKALAINEN | PHOTOS © TAUKO,Hicca,AAREKID
In today’s crowded markets, finding the ecological and ethical option is not always easy. This is where Weecos.com, an online market platform focusing on sustainable products, comes into the picture. We spoke to CEO Hanna Lusila about how the platform is aiming to change the future of fashion.
The Finnish start-up Weecos.com started from a need to find an alternative to fast fashion and disposable shopping culture. Founded by life-long friends Hanna Lusila and Anna Kurkela, Weecos.com focuses on products that respect both people and the planet. “We want sustainable brands to be easy to find for customers who want to purchase products and services reliably and according to their values. Moreover, we want to change people’s attitudes towards conscious consumption and a sustainable lifestyle,” says Lusila.
Now Weecos.com, the online market platform, brings together over 270 brands, selling over 6,500 different products from clothing to interior design. The common denominator? Each brand and all their products have passed Weecos.com’s sustainability auditing, where their sustainability is evaluated from an economic, social and environmental point of view.
Something for every style
The majority of the brands on Weecos.com are Finnish, but more international brands are coming on board every month. You can find a wide range of sustainable clothing, wellness, jewellery and interior design products.
“Interesting brands, for instance, include MEM by Paula Malleus and TAUKO,” says Lusila. TAUKO’s high-quality clothes are made from recycled hospital textiles, with the results being incredibly soft and durable. Recycled textiles are also a key material of the pioneering upcycle collections of MEM by Paula Malleus. Weecos.com also offers a large selection of children’s clothing brands, such as the charming Aarrekid and Hicca.
“In the end, what we really want to do is create a community for people who believe in a more responsible future,” Lusila asserts. “Over 80 per cent of our customers choose Weecos.com as they know they’ll always make a sustainable choice with us.”
Weecos.com is not only a marketplace, but also a digital hub and journal of a sustainable lifestyle. Take a look and join Weecos.com on their exciting journey.