Arkivé Atelier

Born in Helsinki but operating in Oulu, Arkivé Atelier offers beauty routines to your wardrobe. Arkivé Atelier was founded by Maria Manninen and the starting idea was to create a channel and web shop focused on care for clothes, shoes and accessories.

Arkivé Atelier wants to open a conversation about sustainable wardrobe through care and maintenance. Arkivé Atelier has also published a nonfiction book about the care of clothes, shoes and accessories. It's called "Huolla - Vaatteet, kengät, asusteet" or "Maintain - clothes, shoes, accessories" in english (Kiuru, Manninen, Valkola 2020: Gummerus Kustannus Oy).

Arkivé's most essential tools for clothing care are Kent's classic clothes brushes. A clothes brush can replace lint rollers and also help to avoid unnecessary washing. Clothes brush removes dust, hair, lint and dry stains from clothes and other textiles. The Kent clothes brush can last for decades and are available for various uses. High quality and stylish Kent Brushes has manufactured various brushes since 1777 and is also the oldest hairbrush manufacturer in the world.

Sustainable Brand
Transparent
value chain.
  • Design country, material and its origin as well as production country are known
  • Supply chain known and supplier data gathered
  • Auditing of suppliers
Sustainable
materials.
  • No fur used, and no hazardous chemicals used in production of materials
  • Long-lasting / reparable / recycled / natural / organic / easily recyclable materials
  • Certificated materials
Lower carbon
footprint.
  • Energy-efficient production & efficient logistics
  • Renewable energy used / flights avoided
  • Carbon footprint defined and plan for emission reduction & compensation implemented
Design in circular
economy.
  • Design for quality and long-term use
  • Zero waste / waste of production used by another company
  • Offering repair / 2nd hand / renting / recycling services
Good working
conditions.
  • No child or forced labor, no unsafe or unfair working conditions
  • Living wage commitments and decent working hours
  • Code of conduct / offers education
Responsible online
shopping.
  • No incineration or landfilling of returned items
  • Products are packed in natural or recycled materials
  • Environmentally-friendly delivery options