Converse and Marimekko have partnered on a women’s specific collection for spring 2011 combining Converse’s most popular silhouettes – such as Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox – with Marimekko’s signature pattern designs. The designs will be available starting from February 2011 at premium retail outlets, selected Marimekko stores and at www.converse.com.
Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design house which through its timeless and individual, practical and beautiful products wants to create aesthetic experiences for every moment in life for people of all ages. The array of Marimekko design embraces household goods ranging from furnishing fabrics to tableware as well as clothing, bags, jewellery and other accessories. When Marimekko was founded in 1951, the unparalleled patterns and colours of its printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. In 2009, Marimekko’s net sales were EUR 72.5 million, of which international sales accounted for 27.3%. Marimekko products are available in roughly 40 countries. The company employs around 370 people. Marimekko’s shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. For more information, visit Marimekko on the web at www.marimekko.com .