Responsibility and sustainability is a complex matter

By Glasshouse Helsinki

Glasshouse Helsinki knows that the change is done by the people internally and externally. Working with continued passion, high moral, trust on vision and commitment for avoiding compromises lead to success. Curiosity, diverse ideas and cultural diversity bring joy and energy. “When the map is not clear we sail with moon and starts”.

There is so much talk of sustainability. We all need to learn to walk the talk. We need to keep asking questions!

"There is no perfect."

We cannot separate environmental issues from social justice issues. What materials have been used for the products and where. Locally? Does the team connect full-hearted to the principals for the company?  Are we hiring practices proactively inclusive? What is the carbon footprint of Glasshouse Helsinki shipping? Do we truly understand what’s happening within the supply chain of our partners? Where does the product end, when its lifecycle is over? There are questions Glasshouse Helsinki works with daily and will continue working, as it is continuous work, and it should never end.

Glasshouse Helsinki as an incubator connects new innovative ideas, material development experiments from corporate players and creative talents in fashion, design and art. It dares to test, to connect disciplines.  Glasshouse Helsinki is excited about prototypes, raw forms, mistakes. There is space for pioneering ideas, growth and widening horizons.

Glasshouse Helsinki understands that the responsibility and sustainability is a complex matter. It is a journey for understanding and acting differently with better moral and norms.

When science meets arts, design and architecture, the depth of knowledge and wisdom merges with creativity. Rational and emotional share the same passion and ambition.

Glasshouse Helsinki understands, “There is no perfect”. Imperfection is not a fault if there is an aim to improve the value perception, strive to more sustainable and ethical processes and an impact on slowing the climate change and impact on the resilience of the nature. It is important to be agile and trying to get better every day.’

Glasshouse Helsinki believes that it is important to stay close and connected to the audience and follow where the momentum is to expand, grow or test new ideas, that meet the values Glasshouse Helsinki commits to.

Questions? Contact:

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    Design Forum Finland Awards brings together Design Forum Finland’s design prizes.

    In 2022, DFF Awards comprises the Young Designer of the Year prize, the Kaj Franck Design Prize and Fennia Prize 22. The DFF Awards exhibition is open 5–28 May 2022 in Glasshouse Helsinki.

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    Together with Tikau, the Finnish pioneer in combining design thinking with the principles of sustainability, we have opened a spring market with a flare of spring.

    Spring Market offers a selected range of Tikau’s homeware collection, rugs, baskets and more, – made by skillful artisans in India. Tikau’s womensware collection has been locally made in Raasepori Finland.

    You can also find beautiful hand-picked items from all around the world, all selected for their personal stories or sustainable values.