Posted on June 8, 2006 Under Design

Marimekko is a Finnish company that produces clothing, bags and interior textile products with notably striking, large scale, graphic prints. Founded by Armi Ratia and her husband Viljo back in 1951, they fulfilled their dream with a simple strategy: Hire young designers to adorn their textiles with compelling graphics. Jacqueline Kennedy brought them into the mainstream consciousness of America when she wore their dresses back in the 60s. Big in the 60s and 70s, Marimekko is making a serious comeback now, opening stores across the globe. The good news is they still retain much of the same look as before, with its magnified prints and patterns aptly applied for today. Looking for something a little unusual with a Finnish twist? Some of the retro style textile patterns are just incredible. Check them out!