Shopping clothes online can
sometimes be tricky, you never know if they fit or not. At Vietto web shop, we
try to give the necessary measurements of garments, which should make it easier
to find the right size. It’s a good idea to compare the measurements with a similar
type of clothing you already have. However, different kinds of fabrics may fit
differently, even though the measurements are the same. For example different
elasticity, drape and also thickness may change the fit dramatically.
Would you prefer trying on the garments beforehand to make sure they fit? In Helsinki, it’s possible as many Vietto garments are sewn there at dressmaker’s shop called Ompelimo M.Suvinen. It’s also possible to make custom fit garments if needed. So how it works? You may do your shopping normally at Vietto web shop and then send an e-mail telling that you would like to use our fitting service. It’s important to notice that Ompelimo M.Suvinen is not Vietto’s showroom, so clothing is not permanently there. That’s why you need to tell us what garments you’d like to try, what sizes and when. We will take care that the exact pieces are available when you show up. The dressmaker’s shop is located in Malminkartano area in Helsinki. It’s easy to reach for example by train P and I. Travel time is 15 minutes from Helsinki city center. The shop is open at weekdays from 10 to 18 o’clock. Please don’t hesitate to contact and visit us, if you’re travelling in Helsinki or live nearby!
Vietto stock sales will take place on Saturday 9th of November at Ompelimo M. Suvinen in Malminkartano, Helsinki. Samples, colour series last pieces and mildly second quality garments will be sold at bargain prices. There will be also pieces of new collection, classics and special products available with discounts. We have also visiting jewellery brand Ninavia from Kuopio showcasing delicately graphic jewellery made of Finnish birch plywood. A special feature in Ninavia’s jewellery is hand drawn lively line.
Come to explore Finnish design at suburb, by train you’ll arrive in 15 minutes from Helsinki city center! Ompelimo M. Suvinen is located at Kehruutie 1 LH 4, Helsinki. Malminkartano is very easy to reach by Ring Rail line (P or I train depending which direction approached). Ompelimo M. Suvinen lies at the northern end of Malminkartano railway station tunnel.
No worries if you’re not able to come around, Vietto stock sales will be at web shop, too! It’s going to last the whole weekend at Vietto-shop!
Merino wool is super comfy material in the winter time. Knit is soft and not itchy, and even thin merino wool knit is warm. Vietto is using Finnish made 100% mulesing free merino wool knit made by Orneule. However, merino wool is slightly delicate material and it needs a bit care to stay beautiful.
Generally speaking, the softer the knit the more delicate it is. Friction may cause bobbles to the surface of a soft wool knit. It’s recommendable to avoid rough materials in frequent contact with knit like handbag straps, jeans rivets and such. Bobbles can be removed carefully by hand, with cashmire comb or electronic bobble remover. After mechanical lint removal it’s suggested to iron the knit with steam. Bobbles may occur first, but their number decreases.
Clothing made of merino
wool knit do not need to be washed very often, airing them out is proper way of
fresh them up. When washing up is needed, carefully hand wash or use hand wash
or wool wash program of your washing machine with max 30oC water
temperature. Use detergent meant for wool and silk. Vietto merino wool knits
are designed in a way that decreases the urge for washing. Sleeves are pretty
loose around the armpit, so the knit is not contacted in that area. With
adequate care merino wool knits stay beautiful over time and they are always
lovely to wear!
New Vietto website and shop has been launched, only a few weeks before the brand’s 12th anniversary! Yay! Now Vietto web shop is totally integrated with the web pages as earlier shop used to be one link click away. So now it’s super easy to pop in the online shop and check the season’s collections! And the most important thing is that Vietto website is now bilingual, the whole content is available both in Finnish and in English! Hurray!
Why to shop at Vietto web shop? One good reason is the broad selection. Vietto web shop can offer a whole lot of larger selection of garments compared to other retailers. There are always some extra pieces that are not available anywhere else, such as hand knitted accessories for example. Another significant benefit is free shipping in Finland. All purchases in Finland are shipped without cost via Finnish post. Happy shopping at the newly launched website and shop!
Every now and then we hear that Vietto delivery times are way too long. Shipping time has been defined for 10 days at our webstores, though it almost never take so long. But what is the reason for slowness?
Vietto does not have big stock of products, they are made to demand little by little. This is really ecologic as additional garments are not made. This is the main reason why Vietto does not have big sales like -50 to -70% but that’s a another story! Because stock is small, by times we get orders for products that do not exist and we make them afterwards. For example Urban Art deco dresses are rarely ready made as there are numerous colour options for them. They’re quite laborious to make too because of the printing process. The whole way of doing is possible because most of the Vietto’s products are made in Helsinki, at small dressmaker’s studio Ompelimo M.Suvinen in Malminkartano.
Logistic chain is as short as it can be, so the shipping normally delays only by one day even if we make the garment after order. Another reason for long delivery time is the fact that both Vietto and Ompelimo M.Suvinen are one woman businesses. If one or another (or worst case scenario both!) are for example sick, it makes delays for making and shipping. Luckily this happens rarely! If shipping time or anything else is bothering you, please contact Vietto at info(at)vietto.fi, we will solve it out!
The origin of clothing and the conditions of production have delightfully attracted increased attention during last years. In addition to use of ecological materials, there is a growing interest on other parts of sustainability as well.
Responsible production has been a basis for Vietto from the very start of a label, since 2007 when Vietto was founded. Products are designed to keep their attractiveness and last long in use, both esthetically and physically. In the early days, Vietto used mostly upcycled materials, and they still play a certain role in the production. As the business has increased, also other sources of ethical materials have been introduced.
All Vietto products are manufactured entirely in Finland. Most of the garments are sewn in small series as atelier work in Malminkartano, Helsinki. Subcontractor is dressmaker’s shop named Ompelimo M.Suvinen, where machines run with wind power. Vietto clothing is also sewn by a small company called Sik-Sak Tupa in Hattula.
The production chain of Vietto is completely transparent and production will be kept in Finland also in the case of expanding business. Short delivery distances and good relationships with retailers guarantee the flexibility. Delivery quantities are small, so the products are made only due to demand. Vietto is also able to fulfil customers’ hopes for little changes in measurements or other small modifications.
Minna Kaartinen, the designer of Vietto and dressmaker Maarit Suvinen in Fashion Revolution campaign picture.
Most of the organic cotton, bamboo/lycra and different kind of merino wool knits that Vietto uses are from Orneule. Merino wool is mulesing-free which means that it’s more ethical from the point of view of animal welfare.
Significant part of the materials consists of Finnish textile industry surplus fabrics. Those fabrics have been left over in clothing industry’s former production and are often too small amounts to be used in a bigger scale production. Vietto has found inventive ways to use left over fabrics and this has decreased the need to use totally new material.
So far, the only fabric that comes from abroad is the 100% hemp. The most ecological type of hemp, mechanically processed hemp fiber, is produced in Romania.
The brand new fibers based on recycled and cellulose materials are developing quickly and advancements are followed with big excitement. Vietto is ready to take new ecological materials into the production as soon as they appear in the market.
Vietto collection includes many different print products that have their very own distinctive style. Prints have got their inspiration e.g. from architecture, art and nature. Prints are designed by Minna Kaartinen in collaboration with Nina Kaartinen.
At the moment, all the prints are produced by Vietto using foil print method. Print is cut very precisely from the foil and then it’s pressed to the fabric with heat and pressure. This method allows vibrant colours and is also economical in material use. The foil material is made in France. Prints have proven to be very durable in use.
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