Marimekko’s Unikko fabric features the iconic floral pattern by Maija Isola in beige and orange. The fabric is made of an unbleached cotton-hemp mix, and printed in Helsiniki. Hemp is a durable and eco-friendly material – its cultivation requires less water, fertilizers, and pesticides than many other fibers.
The Unikko pattern came about in 1964 after Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, had announced in public that no floral fabrics are designed at Marimekko. Maija Isola did not accept rules or restrictions and designed in protest a complete collection of bold floral patterns: Unikko, a Finnish word that means poppy. Today, Unikko is one of Marimekko's best-known patterns and recognized around the world.