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Study: Young people increasingly favour responsible and Finnish-made products and services – and female consumers are better informed than males

More and more young people in Finland, especially teenage girls and young women, want to buy ethically and sustainably produced products and services. Although enjoyment and brand recognition are currently more dominant criteria in young people’s decision-making than in adults decisions, in the future this age group will increasingly make their purchasing decisions based on ethical and environmental considerations.

”The power of purchase decisions made by companies is immense” – Consumers think companies should buy more Finnish products

Companies operating in Finland buy about 190 billion Euros worth of products and services annually. A little over 70 percent of the products and services are Finnish. More than 80 percent of Finns feel that companies should mainly buy Finnish products and services. If the degree of domestic content of purchases made by companies were to rise by one percent, it would mean an increase of up to 1.9 billion Euros in Finnish purchases.

Design Deed of the Year 2017 Awarded to Menswear Brand FRENN

The Design from Finland mark recognized Frenn Company Oy, the Helsinki-based producer of FRENN clothing for men, with the Design Deed of the Year award today at the Habitare expo. The criteria for the award are originality, corporate responsibility, and design as a part of everyday life.

Nature is the Most Important Source of Inspiration for Finnish Interior Decoration

Finns are most inspired by nature when decorating their homes, according to a survey commissioned by the Association for Finnish Work. Recycling of materials also provides inspiration, especially for female decorators. Nature is also the inspiration behind the Association for Finnish Work’s KOTI – The Mindscape of the Finnish Home exhibit at the Habitare expo, which has been executed in collaboration with the Association’s member companies.

Design Deed of the Year Award 2016 to Hakola Huonekalu Oy

The Association for Finnish Work awarded Jurva-based Hakola Huonekalu Oy with the Design Deed of the Year award today in connection with the Habitare Fair. The company produces furniture and interior decorating products. The criteria for the award are originality, responsibility and design as part of everyday life.