No recourses were harmed to make you look good
Manufacturing products from recycled materials is often more challenging and time consuming compared to virgin materials.
The manufacturing process includes the material sorting, cleaning, and quality control.
The limited material sources defines the collections and some products might be available for a limited time.
We sort and clean our materials in our head quarters in Nummela, Finland. All our bags and accessories are manufactured in Finland or Baltic states. Also the first samples are made in Nummela. The material quality and color varies based on the source, which makes each product unique and telling its own story.
Globe Hope products are granted with Design From Finland and Finnish Key Flag -symbols.
Since Globe Hope was launched in 2003, we have created every product out of existing raw materials; leftovers, waste, recycled, upcycled – you name it. Some of the materials almost define our brand image, such as recycled seat belt or fair carpet. Most of the materials we use come from Finnish companies and factories, except the army canvas that comes from Sweden and Central Europe.
The share of new materials is less than 10%. To ensure high-quality and safety, we still use some new metal parts, zippers and reflectors in our products. Threads and ribbons are partly surplus.
Seat belts are made to handle endless use and pulling. When they retire from the original purpose, we use them for bags and accessories. Thanks to their shiny surface, seat belts make luxurious vibe to a bag.
Fair carpets are originally only used for a short time, and then dispatched. One man's trash is another man's treasure! We clean fair carpets and reuse them as bags or details of accessories.
We use surplus leather to create timeless and high-quality bags and accessory.
Work wear is made from heavy cotton, durable enstex or cotton mixture that are ideal for the second chance. Work wear also includes several details and small pockets, that fit well for bags.
Sails of boats are strong kevlar material or nylon. When the fabric finishes its career as a sail, we use it to manufacture durable design products.
Army textiles are very versatile. They can handle hard use and washing. That is why we have been using army surplus materials in our bags and accessories since the early days of Globe Hope. Army materials come from Sweden and Central Europe.
Peat-wool is a special mixture of peat, wool and acryl. The material is made in Finland.
Flags and banners
Recycled advertising materials just as banners and flags are often used to create business gifts and products.
New material share is less than 10% of the product. We use new metal parts, zippers, threads and reflectors.
We are always ready for challenges! Do you have textile waste or surplus materials, that you think could turn into durable bags or accessories? Let us know!
Innovative textile production process.
Since the fall 2020, Globe Hope has manufactured clothing from 100% recycled yarn in cooperation with other Finnish circular economy professionals The production process is fully traceable and certified.
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Selection of cosmetics that fit our values.
The pure Finnish nature is the inspiration and source of ingredients in our organic cosmetics. The products contain seed oils and plant extracts, and we use the Northern natural treasures such as beta glucan, sea buckthorn seed oil, birch tree sap and black currant seed oil.