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What would Christmas season be without Christmas events? This very exceptional year 2020 is going to end without traditional Christmas markets for Vietto. This fact gave us an idea to keep our own Vietto online Christmas market in the beginning of December, between the 6th and 13th of this month. During the Vietto for Christmas event there will be new offers every day, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye on Vietto’s social media channels or the web shop. Christmas offers will be at their own category so it will be easy to check them out daily. Please notice that offers are valid until Sunday the 20th of December, it’s also the last mailing date for Christmas 2020.

We will also bring Vietto gift cards available. So if it’s unclear what exact pieces your loved ones are wishing for, a gift card is an easy option for you! And of course if you’re a bit late with your present purchases, it is a perfect last minute savior. The gift card will be sent automatically to the receiver via e-mail and you can choose freely the delivery date. It also works like a dream if you’re not able to give your presents face-to-face.

Change and return times are extended during the Christmas season, so there will be enough time for changing right sizes if needed after Christmas. You can make your changes for two weeks after Christmas till the 7th of January 2021. If there is anything that bothers you don’t hesitate to contact for example via e-mail. Lovely Christmas season for everybody!

Vietto Korpi pocket cardigan is super warm piece of clothing! Model: Piritta Lehtinen

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.

If your merino wool knit gets unused for a longer time period, it would be a good idea to store the knit in a lidded close-knit plastic box or in a sealable plastic bag. This will prevent wool-eating bugs attacking your precious knits. Unfortunately insects that eat natural fibers are relatively common in apartments and the first notice of them might be the little holes in merino wool knits. Vietto’s merino wool garments are always 100 % merino wool and they have not handled with pesticides. So if bugs get in touch with your knits, they might happily munch on your cardigan or dress with good appetite! It’s quite easy to recognize the marks, bugs leave small holes that appear after washing or using the wool garment.

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!

Sustainable marketplace Weecos organizes digital fair for ethical and ecological design for the first time and they will be huge! There will be over 100 design brands, including Vietto. The fair starts on Thursday 28th of May at 12 o’clock. The event will be held at Facebook group where all the brands will present their products and offers. It really worth to joint the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243573396735628/photos/?filter=albums

The fair offers will be available at Weecos: https://www.weecos.com/vietto

Vietto hand knitted forest green scarf

In shops and fashion markets, customers sometimes ask, why Vietto products are so expensive. The short answer is that Finnish work costs. But do products really cost a lot and where to compare prices?  

The starting point for Vietto is that all products are manufactured in Finland. Also fabrics used in clothes are predominantly knit in Finland. Although the Finnish origin increases costs, it is the best way to guarantee ethical and responsible production at the highest possible level. Local manufacture also helps to save materials and make the production more ecological. Delivery quantities and storages are small, so the products are made only due to demand. Some products, such as the hand printed Urban Art deco dress, are made only when ordered by a customer. In addition, co-operation with local sewers makes it easier to use the fabrics most efficiently, for example by using leftover from the production of large garments in the manufacture of small garments.

Because products are not stored in large quantities, there is no need to have big seasonal sales. This is taken into account in pricing, and there are very limited opportunities to reduce the prices. Some people wonder why Vietto does not have sale offers. In reality, prices are already bargained so that as many customers as possible could acquire a Vietto dress or cardigan at any time. However, Vietto organises occasional campaigns, where products can be found at small 10–20 % discount. Furthermore, Vietto arranges stock sales twice a year selling last pieces and samples at very reasonable prices.  

If you compare Vietto products to other Finnish labels, you can notice that Vietto’s prices are in fact more affordable than many others. This is explained by the lack of discount margin in the prices. You can always buy a Vietto product without needing to worry that the same garment would cost only half the price next week. This can reduce the temptation to do impulse shopping just because of low prices. Because of the small margins in the cost structure, Vietto has not been able to offer its products in chain stores. Vietto clothes and accessories are available at Vietto web shop and selected retailers.    

Vietto & Tytti Lindström designpikkujoulut lauantaina 14.12.2019 klo 11 - 17 Pasilassa

Tytti Lindström and Vietto will organize cozy design pre X-mas party at Pasila’s Old Roundhouse at Tytti’s jewellery studio. Come and get the loveliest jewellery pieces and warmest knits for yourself or for present straight from the designers. Or you can come just hang around and feel the calm X-mas vibe and have a cup of glogg! Both brand’s all products are for -10% discount during the event. Welcome!

Follow the event at Facebook!

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!

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