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RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY

MINK STYLE is the brainchild of Saara Vaniala - an independent, self-taught artist and designer, working from and residing in Helsinki, Finland. She sells her work as a legal person, and she pays income tax from her profits.

Ethical and ecological aspects of product manufacturing are of crucial importance for her, both in her personal life and in her work.


 

MINK CARE

All materials and subcontractors are chosen based on high quality, as well as endorsed ethics and sustainability policies. Materials that are detrimental to the environment, such as fleece, are not used.

Chokers - the raw material (PVC) is imported from Germany and printed with latex inks in Helsinki, Finland. Each choker is then made by hand by the artist in Helsinki, Finland. Do not machine wash.

Dresses - fabrics are manufactured in London, UK, with eco-friendly inks. Dresses are sewn by the artist in Helsinki, Finland. Machine wash not recommended. If need of washing, a gentle soak in cold to lukewarm water-detergent solution will suffice. Do not tumble dry.

Scarves - manufactured and sewn by hand in London, UK, from eco-friendly silk, printed with eco-friendly inks. Do not machine wash. If need of washing, a gentle soak in cold to lukewarm water will suffice; add Marseille or gall soap if needed. Do not tumble dry. Steam if wrinkled. Iron only when clean. Do not fold tightly to store: silk prefers loose folds, a soft crumbled mess, or a hanger when stored.

Shirts - sourced from Weekday. Weekday's organic line is used - the shirts are made in Bangladesh. They are then printed using vinyl in Helsinki, Finland. Machine wash inside-out at 30 celcius degrees. Iron after wash if needed. Do not tumble dry.

Prints - giclée fine art printed on white matter paper in Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

MINK DOES NOT PINKWASH

We are all born perfect, as our individual cocktail recipes of hormones, genes, and cosmic magic. Each being has the right to express life the way it is inherently healthy for them. Each being has the responsibility to choose love over hate.

 

SHIPPING

Shipping costs are based on the total weight of the order and calculated at checkout. Orders are currently shipped via national postal offices.

Clothing is shipped in a sturdy plastic bag. Scarves and chokers are shipped in a cardboard box. Prints are shipped in a cardboard tube.

Local pickup from Punavuori (00150, Helsinki, Finland) is available for all orders.

Complimentary delivery is available in the South-Helsinki area (00100-00180) for orders of a minimum of 300 euros.


REFUNDS & RETURNS

Your purchase is binding: each piece is made-to-order, carefully manufactured by hand, and thoroughly inspected for faults; no returns or refunds are applicable.

QUESTIONS?
i@saaravaniala.com
@theoriginal.mink