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Globe Hopen Historia

Nothing new since 2003.

Globe Hope was launched in 2003 by Seija Lukkala, the pioneer of circular economy in Finland. Globe Hope was launched from the innovative idea to create design products from the textile waste. At the beginning of the millennium, sustainability was only at the level of thought.

It was the year 2003 when recycled clothing collection "Hope" was launched at Vateva (the Finnish central organization for the textile industry) fair in Finland. The collection was made only by using recycled materials from the military and hospitals. The collection received a mixed reaction: sustainable consumers fell in love, fashion buyers were confused, and the fashion industry outraged. This new design concept changed the industry permanently. Globe Hope became a Finnish pioneer of sustainable fashion.


In 2003

The beginning

Seija Lukkala establishes Globe Hope Oy and the brand's first idea-collection is presented at Vateva fair. The collection is sold to Finland and Japan. The first launched product was a purse made of the Nokia rubber boot.


Since 2005

B2B Sales begin

B2B co-operation starts with Finnish shoemaker Nokia. Globe Hope is offering an innovative concept for businesses to turn their leftovers and textile waste into sustainable business gifts. In the same year, Amnesty International awards Globe Hope as a Designer of the Year.



The Finland Award for Arts and Culture

Ministry of Culture in Finland awards Globe Hope with The Finland award for Arts and Culture.




Globe Hope opens the first concept store in Lasipalatsi, Helsinki. The store is fully decorated with recycled and second-hand furniture from Nokia rubber boot factory's production facilities. On the same year, Globe Hope buys Secco Finland, a company manufacturing products from hard recycled materials such as LP-records. Globe Hope gains more useful material knowledge.



The second store

Globe Hope opens the second, much bigger concept store to the historical Kiseleff house in the Helsinki Senat's square.



Design from Finland

Globe Hope products get the Design from Finland -mark. The Design from Finland mark indicates the origin of unique Finnish design and emphasizes the importance of intangible work for Finland’s success and employment.



International recognition

Globe Hope's unique weekend bag, Wayne the Workman, is awarded in international Promotional Gift Award 2013 -competition in Cologne, Germany. The spacious and versatile bag succeeded in premium class of branded products.



The Woman Entrepreneur of Helsinki

The Entrepreneur Women of Helsinki awards Seija Lukkala as the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.


In 2018

The second chapter

Globe Hope re-branding is launched in 2018. In the new chapter, Globe Hope concentrates on more exclusive sustainable design. The new logo, Terra, represents the change in values where sustainable design is a new norm. In the same year, the brand's product range extends to organic cosmetics. Globe Hope cosmetics by Mia Höytö is offering a selection of cosmetics suitable for natural beauty care.



Globe Hope Clothing

Globe Hope first apparel collection from recycled yarn is launched in AW2020. The innovative collection is made in collaboration with several Finnish companies, specialized in circular economy and sustainable fashion.