PaaPii - Continuous improvement as a part of a sustainable business.
We wanted to tell you a little bit about Paapii Design, which is by far one of our most sustainable clothing brands that we have the honour of stocking.
Not only do we love their mystical Finnish forest imagery, solar powered factory in Finland, they also employ local women and men from the town that they live in.
Paapii is Anniina Isokangas hobby that she turned in to a business, she was filled with eagerness, inspiration and courage and started up this amazing design company in 2011.
Today PaaPii has 21 employees and produces nearly 60 000 garments annually.
PaaPii Design Oy has extensive experience in sustainability, and the company makes every effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. The products are designed to stand the test of time, in terms of both style and quality. PaaPii mainly produces clothing out of organic cotton jersey that is made in a GOTS and OEKO-TEX-certified factory in Lithuania. The jersey is transported from Lithuania to Finland, where the products are sewn in PaaPii’s own factory in Kokkola. Part of the electricity used by the factory is generated with solar panels mounted on the roof. PaaPii strives to reduce the amount of cutting waste by donating it in the store adjacent to the factory.
Not only that, in the course of 2021, PaaPii has made investments and changes to its operations to reduce emissions. In 2021, PaaPii switched to green electricity with a guarantee of origin. PaaPii also pays particular attention to transport optimization so that when fabrics are acquired, orders are delivered as full loads, reducing the total emissions of transport.
Paapii has also reduced the use of plastic, all products come packaged in one large plastic bag instead of being individually wrapped and we support this, less waste approach full heartedly.
You can read more about Paapii’s Sustainable business model here https://www.paapiidesign.com/en/magazine/customised-carbon-footprint-calculator-for-paapii’s-clothing/28431