mijamo is determined to be as sustainable a business as possible and help in the fight against climate change through business practices, products and engaging people with information on what they can do to help. Below we list how we accomplish this:
-100% renewable energy and low waste production-
In our studio, we use 100% renewable energy for our electricity and try to conserve water when possible when manufacturing our products. We try to recycle or reuse as much waste as we can, as well.
-European materials and Finnish production-
All of mijamo's products are made from materials sourced from Europe to cut down on transit emissions. We buy our materials from Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. We also try to source our materials only from companies who have environmental practices in place. Printed paper products, as well as fabric printing, are printed locally in Kouvola, Finland. While most of the products are made with all new materials, we save textile scrap to use in smaller 100% upcycled products like the pincushions we offer.
-Eco-friendly inks and dyes-
For our textiles products, we use Permaset Aqua and Hunt the Moon water-based inks. We make sure to use our inks carefully so that one container lasts as long as possible and little is ever wasted.
-Plastic-free fabrics, thread and recycled/recyclable packaging-
100% of the packaging mijamo uses is 100% recyclable or biodegradable, and much of it is made of recycled material. Our tissue paper is made of unbleached recycled paper, and two of our three shipping boxes are made with a mix of recycled fibers. We use 100% linen fabrics that are easier on the environment than cotton and durable through the years.