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History og Globe Hope

Nothing new since 2003.

At the turn of the millennium, Globe Hope's founder, Seija Lukkala, envisioned that Finnish recycled textiles could become timeless and sustainable design products. This sparked the idea of repurposing discarded materials. At that time, sustainable development was merely a seminar-level topic in Finland. In the year 2003, the recycled clothing collection, Hope, was introduced at the Vateva fair. The collection, made from recycled military and hospital textiles, received mixed reactions: conscientious consumers were delighted, buyers were puzzled, and the fashion industry was shocked. This birthed a design concept that permanently altered the industry. Globe Hope emerged as a Finnish pioneer in responsible fashion.

In 2003

Beginning of Globe Hope

Seija Lukkala founded Globe Hope Ltd. and the first concept collection was showcased at the Vateva fair. The collection was immediately sold to Japan, as well as to Stockmann and the Design Museum shop in Finland. The first product in Globe Hope's range was an evening bag made from the shaft of a Nokia rubber boot.

Since 2005

The corporate collaboration begins.

The corporate collaboration begins with Nokia, utilizing old workwear. At the same time, the idea of ​​responsible corporate gifts is born. In the same year, Amnesty International awards Globe Hope with the title of Designer of the Year.


Finland Prize for Arts and Culture

In 2006, the Ministry of Culture awards Globe Hope the Finland Prize for Art and Culture.




In 2010, Globe Hope expands as the brand's first flagship store opens in the heart of Helsinki, in the iconic functionalist landmark, Lasipalatsi. The store is fully furnished using recycled materials, with furniture crafted from old production furniture from Suomen Gummitehdas. In the same year, Globe Hope acquires another company utilizing recycled materials, Secco Finland. Secco manufactures products from hard recycled materials such as vinyl records, computer circuit boards, and car rubber. With Secco, Globe Hope gains a wealth of new material expertise.


The second store

A second store is opened in Helsinki, on the edge of Senate Square. The Kiseleff store is more spacious and gallery-like compared to the Lasipalatsi store, offering space for various events. In the same year, an exhibition showcasing Globe Hope products, Fabric Re:Defined, is opened at the Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C.


Design from Finland

In 2012, Globe Hope products are granted the Design from Finland emblem by the Association for Finnish Work. The Design from Finland emblem communicates the origin of Finnish, unique design and emphasizes the significance of intangible Finnish work for Finland's success and employment.


International visibility

Globe Hope's unique weekend bag "Wayne the Workman," also known as "Suodatin," is awarded in the international Promotional Gift Award 2013 competition. Held in Cologne, Germany, the competition selects winners from over two hundred corporate gifts. The Wayne the Workman bag succeeds in the branded products Premium category.


Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year

Helsinki's Women Entrepreneurs select Seija Lukkala as the Helsinki Entrepreneurial Woman of 2017.

In 2018

The Second Chapter

Globe Hope revamps its brand identity and shifts its focus towards sustainable eco-design, which is more exclusive than before. The new logo, the alchemist's globe or terra terreus, signifies a change in values where sustainable design becomes the new standard for design. In the same year, Globe Hope's product range expands to include natural cosmetics. The cosmetic products are developed by Mia Höytö and are suitable for organic beauty care.


Globe Hope Clothing

Globe Hope's first clothing collection made from recycled yarn is launched in the fall of 2020. The collection is produced through a certified and transparent manufacturing process in collaboration with Tuli Trading Ltd.