For Finnish Globe Hope is a probably one if the first brands to think of, when talking about recycled fashion. The founder Seija Lukkala was ahead of her time, when founding Globe Hope in 2003. She was convinced, that recycled textiles could be used to create timeless design. The first clothing collections were made of discarded hospital and army textiles and were to change the industry for good.
Recycled seat belts as a bag material.
oday Globe Hope uses a great variety of recycled materials from different industries to create their accessories collections. You would find seat belts from car dismantlers turned into luxurious laptop bags. Airbags, surplus leather, army textiles, discarded uniforms, you name it. So many materials can be saved from being wasted. You just need a by innovative designer to see their potential!
Globe Hope has at times focused only on bags and accessories and the style of the collection has evolved with years of experience. Recognizable perennials, nappy bags can still be found in the selection, but a new kind of design is also included. The bags are designed by Anssi Ruokokoski and Miisa Asikainen.
Sleeve bags are classics in the Globe Hope range
Seija and her team are working in Nummela, Finland, where the raw materials arrive to be sorted and cleaned. Sewing is done Finland or Estonia, depending on the material.
The products have Avainlippu-tunnus and Design from Finland labels.
Globe Hope clothing
In October 2020, the clothing collection with a new concept was launched again. Now the selection includes clothes from leotard and knitwear with a completely new design. The clothes are made of 100% recycled material.
Globe Hope clothing is 100% recycled material.
Certified production process
The clothing production process is GRS certified ("Global Recycled Standard"). Certification ensures the origin of recycled materials and closely monitors the flow of material from start to finish. The certificate also ensures social and environmental conditions, as well as the safe use of chemicals.
Globe Hope uses the yarn of the Finnish Pure Waste Textiles Oy in its clothes. Pure Waste Textiles has created a controlled material recycling process in India. The material combines cotton and polyester made from recycled bottles and other plastic waste as cutting waste from the textile industry. The Yarn Manufacturing Country is India, as it makes sense to process the material close to where it originated.
The yarn will move to Bangladesh for further production, where production will be controlled by a Finnish-owned company Tuli Trading Ltd.
Globe Hope's garments are manufactured in two GRS-certified factories. In addition to the GRS certificate, factories have other social responsibility or environmental certificates, such as OCS (Organic Content Certificate), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OEKO-TEX, BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), and LEED Gold.
Employees are paid much higher than the local minimum wage. The basic salary of a seamstress corresponds to, for example, the local salaries of the following occupational groups: accountant, receptionist, mechanic or kindergarten teacher
Both of the factories used by Globe Hope have their own health centers located inside the factory, where employees are free to visit to seek the treatment they need from a doctor and nurse.
Regular renewal of the machine stock is also an important occupational safety factor that minimizes unnecessary accidents in sewing shops and knitting factories. Certificates of social and ethical responsibility also largely guide the use of work spaces and safe working conditions, from individual work tasks to broader evacuation plans.
Globe Hopen Sustainability report