There is a lot of talk about ecological and carbon footprints these days. Companies measure the emission levels of their businesses, but what if they would measure their ecological handprint? It would show how much a company’s services and products improve earth’s ecosystem, and how much they reduce end consumers’ greenhouse gas emissions. The carbon […] Read More
THE OSTROBOTHNIA CHAMBER of Commerce is a leading business organisation in the Ostrobothnian and Central Ostrobothnian regions. We represent over 1 000 members from a variety of fields: industry, trade, services, educational institutes and administration. Our operations enable effortless co-operation and excellent networking opportunities between these different sectors and influencers of the industrial and commercial […] Read More
SINCE ITS FOUNDATION more than 50 years ago, Heikius Hus-Talo has successfully developed into a specialised manufacturer of wooden prefabricated modular homes and house kits. From a modern factory in Kaitsor, Vörå, the company delivers private homes, modular solutions for schools and daycare facilities and multi-storey high-rise apartments. “Recently, we have seen a big increase […] Read More
THE CITY OF JAKOBSTAD (Pietarsaari in Finnish) has continuously succeeded to produce positive developmental results during recent years. New companies have been established in the region, and there is a strong belief in a long-term prosperous future. Today, the commercial life in the area needs even more labour than is currently available. “The unemployment rate […] Read More
IN 2020, the city of Kokkola celebrates 400 years of existence. While much has changed over these centuries, Kokkola remains a centre of business, where trade, industry and the port shape the city dynamics. People of Kokkola are characterized as modest business people, who do not make a fuss about their achievements. “The story goes, […] Read More
THE DOW JONES Sustainability Index nominated UPM as the number one global forest and paper products industry in 2018. UPM’s pulp factory in Jakobstad is among the leaders in their business sector when it comes to low CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning. In addition, they are able to produce tremendously clean wood pulp. At UPM, […] Read More
Finns feel at home in pristine nature. It can act as a kitchen where you can fill up your plate with pure gourmet food or it can offer a safe bedroom under the stars. In the beautiful Kvarken archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can breathe in the silence and rest in nature’s arms as if it was your home.
Illustrator Tove Slotte sketches Finnish design history on the world-famous Moomin mugs by Arabia. She draws her inspiration from the beloved Moomin stories, their strong emotions and wise spirit. The cliffs and sunsets of her family’s summer house on the Ostrobothnian coast are also depicted on the dishes.