Metsola - sustainable and ecological

Metsola – sustainable and ecological!

Love is actions for the future
– therefore all Metsola’s operating methods are ecological
and sustainable

Metsola's stunning colours, graphic cuts and patterns create an identifiable brand, and over the years its clothes have become valued and desired collectables on the shelves of quality-conscious families. Metsola produces its products as local manufacturing using organic cotton, and a long-life and durable garment is created as a result of careful design. We want to take care of the most important things around us: the nature of our four seasons, which is both strong and sensitive at the same time. We want our children to enjoy nature’s seasonally changing beauty, now and always. Because love is actions for the future.

The production methods and processes of our cotton fabrics are constantly developed towards being more ecological and sustainable. Metsola is continuously seeking partners, who pay attention to the environmental friendliness of production processes and aim for the sustainable use of natural resources, as well as develop new, modern methods of producing materials for the clothing industry. The use of organic cotton and ethical manufacturing methods alone do not however make a garment ecological. Therefore, we encourage our customers to recycle clothes to new users! The more children use the products, the more ecological and the longer the garment’s life cycle is. More and more recycled materials are used in our products every year.

It is important to us where our products are manufactured

All of Metsola’s clothes and collections are designed in Finland and sewn in Baltic countries under carefully considered and reviewed working conditions. The products are drawn out, cut, sewn and knit in Estonia, Latvia and Poland. We value the skills and expertise of our long-term partners very much. We regularly supervise the quality and working conditions at the factories. Our objective is a sustainable and well-made European product as well as appropriate and good working conditions.

Our manufacturing countries are: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Portugal.

Metsola products meet all Oeko-Tex product safety characteristics

Oeko-Tex is an international product safety certification system. The certification guarantees customers that no residues of harmful substances, heavy metals or formaldehyde have been used in the product. The requirements are the strictest with the certification of the highest class (1st class). This class includes products which are in skin contact – such as children's clothing, bed linen and towels.

Our common legislation in the EU area monitors the implementation of product safety.

Metsola only uses GOTS-certified organic cotton threads in the production of its own products

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is an is an internationally recognised organic textile standard. The material used in the product can be traced to its origin. Production in accordance with the standard also involves criteria concerning social and environmental responsibilities.


Metsola’s story starts from love and care

– and the passion to design sustainable and beautiful clothes
continues to blossom

Metsola was established in 2007 and it is one of the oldest Finnish clothing brands for children. Metsola’s founder and creative mastermind Sanna Paakki was inspired to design clothes, when she became a mother. At the time, there were only a few Finnish manufacturers of children’s clothing, and not much attention was yet paid on ethicalness. Mass production clothes that were produced unethically with cheap labour horrified her and she wanted to ensure that clothes did not contain dangerous chemical residues, which could harm the health of a little human.

While browsing around flea markets, Sanna found a pair of vintage terry cloth trousers, and she was thrilled by the durability of the material and the nostalgia familiar from photos. More of these were needed – but where from? Sanna found a manufacturer of terry cloth in Finland, dug out a fabric-making machine from a 30-year layer of dust, and soon – to her husband’s momentary shock – the back-garden terrace filled with huge rolls of fabric that were a couple of metres tall.

These ingredients formed Metsola, which struck the retro boom and brought bold colours and patterns to Finnish families’ children's clothing. Over the years, Metsola's style has developed and changed shape, but it has retained its unique and characteristic self. Wild patterns, simple graphic elements, delicate frills and playful bunny ears.

Nowadays, alongside Sanna, Metsola is developed by Riina Pulkkinen, and as a team they create ideas, dream, add and pick out new collections. Just like the nature around us, Metsola lives and develops while the wild powers of creation thunder in the background. And this always results in something incredibly beautiful. Are you looking forward to our next collection?

We are! :)
Lots of love, the Metsola team

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Terms and conditions

CURRENCY AND VAT

You pay using Euros and our prices include Finnish VAT. All prices are shown in online store and cart supports Euros, Swedish crowns, Norwegian crowns, Danish crowns, British pound sterling and US Dollars. We use the European Central Bank's day rate for currency exchange.

Delivery fee

Most countries in Europe (Parcel Connect):

In Parcel Connect supported regions the shipping cost is 4,90 EUR. For shipping we use Finnish Posti (In Baltic countries known as Itella). Posti works in cooperation with DHL and Bring. Customs does not collect taxes on the item and you do not have to clear it through customs (inside EU only). IMPORTANT: Please be aware that we may have to contact you if the order is too valuable and has additional shipping costs. Due to the number of products we sell it is impossible for us to calculate shipping accurately every time. We have the right to cancel the order if needed.

11th of May 2018 Parcel Connect supported countries are Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Spain and Portugal. Please see the up-to-date list of the countries available for Parcel Connect here: https://www.posti.fi/business/parcels-and-logistics/international-parcels/parcel-connect.html#

Rest of the world (Priority parcel)

Countries not supported by “Parcel connect” the shipping cost is 9,90 EUR. A Priority parcel reaches anyone anywhere in the world. The destination country taxes and customs charges are charged from the consignee (except in EU). IMPORTANT: Please be aware that we may have to contact you if the order is too valuable and has additional shipping costs. Due to the number of products we sell it is impossible for us to calculate shipping accurately every time. We have the right to cancel the order if needed.

Delivery time

We on average handle your order within 1-2 workdays. Please note that during busy periods, such as with sales, it may take a little longer. We process and dispatch all orders as quickly as possible. You will receive an email once your order is ready and has been dispatched. Estimated shipping time in Europe is 2-5 workdays and rest of the world 6-14 workdays. Not included are delays caused by consignments of customs measures. 

Tracking and receiving of parcel

When we have sent your parcel, you will get a confirmation email. Please follow the notifications via SMS message and / or email provided by our courier. They will show the location and delivery status of your parcel in real-time.

Depending on the country, where the parcel is received, it will primarily be delivered either to your home address, the closest parcel pickup point or nearest postal office. The item will be stored for 14 days after the attempted delivery or notification of arrival. 

In Parcel Connect deliveries, a Parcel Return Connect address label is in the parcel which the recipient can use to return the delivery by taking the item to any pickup point. Customers outside the “Parcel connect” organize return of the products themselves.

For more information see our courier´s site https://www.posti.fi/business/...

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Please give us a call as soon as possible. If an order has already been shipped out, we cannot cancel or change your order, but you are always welcome to return the item(s) once they've been received. 

RETURN POLICY:

If you are not satisfied with the products please return the unused items in their original condition, all labels and tags attached with original packing. Return or exhange items within 14 days of receipt. You can also return sale products.

For the customers using Parcel Connect the product replacement is free of charge, but return delivery is 3,50 EUR. One free exchange per order. Add the filled change/return form to the package for a refund (minus shipping & return fee). The form will be included with the order. If the form is missing, please contact our customer service. The recipient returns the parcel to the pickup point. Customers outside the “Parcel connect” organize and pay the return of the products themselves. 

The goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse. Please ensure that you secure the parcel to prevent any damage to the items or boxes. We are not responsible for any items that are returned to us in error. Keep the return receipt of the parcel you are returning incase the package is not returned to our warehouse. Returns are sent to:

Metsola Lifestyle Oy
Myyntimiehenkuja 10 C 3
90410 Oulu FINLAND

Refund is made within 30 days.  Take into account our return requirements. All goods will be inspected on return.  

Notice of defect

We check all items prior to dispatch. If an item still arrives faulty or damaged, please let us know immediately. Only manufacturing faults belong to the claim law. The right to appeal does not include, for example, faults caused by normal wear and tear. Keep your order confirmation as it will serve as your receipt for your order. Please contact our customer service in every complaint situation.