Marimekko's gardening apron features a simple grid pattern designed by Armi Ratia in 1952. Made of heavyweight cotton with a dirt repellent finish, the apron is perfect for pottering around the garden. The apron also has a beautiful leather belt and practical pockets to keep all your gardening essentials at hand.



Tiiliskivi gardening apron, beige - dark green



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Cotton, leather, metal
Beige, dark green
100% upholstery quality cotton
50 cm
50 cm
Dirt repellant on the fabric.
Please note that the pattern placement may vary.
Care instructions
Machine wash in 40°C. Remove leather parts before wash.

Armi Ratia

Armi Ratia (1912-1979) was a textile artist, the founder of Marimekko and one of the most famous Finnish entrepreneurs. She was the CEO of Marimekko until 1969 and again 1971 onwards. Ratia studied textile design in Helsinki and graduated in 1935. After graduating she founded her first enterprise, a weaving mill in Vyborg. In 1939 she had to leave the weaving mill as she moved to Helsinki together with her husband Viljo Ratia.

Marimekko's story can be said to have started when Armi Ratia joined Printex, a manufacturer of oilcloths and print fabric owned by Viljo Ratia. She began to acquire bold and colorful patterns for printing. Two years later Marimekko was born.

In the early days of Marimekko, Ratia sketched clothes and patterns on fabrics herself as well, but later on got more interested in marketing. She created the vision for Marimekko and found talented artists to implement it.

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