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Sasta – Clothing repair-service since 1969

We believe in taking full-mileage of your clothing and repairing it when needed – rather than always buying something new. This is why we have offered a repair-service in Nurmes since 1969.

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Years of operation
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Project Director, Sustainable Everyday Life at Sitra
Markus Terho
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Designing products for long use and offering repair service together enable the user to prolong the lifetime of the products they have purchased and make circular business practices more familiar to customers. This act is scalable in the consumer goods sector.

About Markus
A corporate responsibility veteran, with over two decades in the industry. He has held several notable positions, among them, he has served as the global sustainability chief at Nokia. There he has managed global corporate responsibility activities, environmental and social responsibility, social investment portfolios as well as disaster relief and charity donations.
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We believe in taking full-mileage of your clothing and repairing it when needed – rather than always buying something new. This is why we have offered a repair-service in Nurmes since 1969.

Juha Latvala, CEO, Sasta Oy

Purpose

We aim to make clothing that wears well against time and hard use – this is achieved by using the best materials and combining them with a minimalist design with truly functional details. We provide a warranty against material and manufacturing flaws and in cases when our clothing needs repair, we have offered a repair-service from the very beginning of Sasta, since 1969. By prolonging the lifespan of clothing, we can dramatically reduce our carbon footprint – even nine months of use reduces the carbon footprint of a garment by 30%, where many pieces of Sasta have been in use for decades.

Results

Numerous pieces of clothing that have truly stood the test of time and hard-use.

Implementation

The repair-service is located at our head-office in Nurmes, where each item is received by our staff and assessed to determine the needed repair and how long it will take. Once this is informed to the customer, the process is usually fast and straight forward – as we have all the needed materials and equipment at our disposal to take care of even more complicated repairs.

The People's Voice

"Samuel" 12.02.2020
Another great example of Finnish modesty and being ahead of the curve in sustainable thinking.
"Jussi" 12.01.2020
This is a perfect example of a truly impactful way of doing things.

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