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The collaboration between Gaarna and Lumipyry resulted a wool detergent

Gaarnan ja Lumipyryn yhteistyöstä syntyi villanpesuaine

Gaarna’s founder, Sini Kervinen, tells the birth story of the collaboration:

Gaarnan ja Lumipyryn yhteistyöstä syntyi villanpesuaine
Lumipyry’s owner Minna poses in her own production, a beautiful merino wool knitted tunic. Photo: Pasada Ky – Heidi Örling & Petri Örling

“I met Lumipyry’s owner Minna Uimonen about a year ago at the market. We were both selling our products. Minna as an experienced and I as a fresh market seller. Our places were next to each other. Minna put the place up in the flash, while I arranged the places even better throughout the day.”

Gaarnan ja Lumipyryn yhteistyöstä syntyi villanpesuaine
Lumipyry’s new collection 2020. Photo: Pasada Ky – Heidi Örling & Petri Örling

“Market Day was quiet, so we had time to chat. Energetic Minna had a lot of tips on market practices, for which I was very grateful. I had time to get acquainted with Lumipyry’s wonderful merino wool products and hear about the company’s operations. I also ended up buying three merino wool pants for upcoming sailing trips. One for myself, one for my husband and one for my son.”

“Minna admired our shampoos and multi-functional eco-detergents. She ended up getting them for her family too. Minna also asked many questions about raw materials we use and productions. It was nice to tell her about Gaarna’s work and its values right from the root.”

Gaarnan ja Lumipyryn yhteistyöstä syntyi villanpesuaine
Lumipyry’s new collection 2020. Photo: Pasada Ky – Heidi Örling & Petri Örling

“When the market day was coming to an end, Minna said they would need wool detergent. It should be sold together with merino wool products. Could we possibly make one for them? I replied without hesitation that – “Sure!”, And that’s where our collaboration with the wool detergent began.”

“The first batch of Lumipyry’s wool detergent was ready in just over a month. We produced pure olive oil soap for Lumipyry as a wool detergent. Thanks to the fat it contains, protein-containing fibers such as wool and silk retain their elasticity. Pure olive oil soap is also a completely natural option that does not strain the environment.”

If, while reading this, you came up with an idea or idea that you would like to go out with us to implement, then feel free to contact us. You can put a message, for example, by e-mail to; info@gaarna.fi, or alternatively send a message via Gaarna’s Facebook account or Gaarna’s Instagram account. It is always wonderful to be able to innovate a concept that serves a specific and new purpose..

Lumipyry is a small domestic company that manufactures merino woolen outfits. Their values are domesticity, ecology and sustainability. They weave all the fabrics themselves and sew the products in the weaving mill in Orimattila Luhtikylä, on a zero waste principle

Gaarnan ja Lumipyryn yhteistyöstä syntyi villanpesuaine
The collaboration between Gaarna and Lumipyry resulted a wool detergent

Lumipyry WOOL DETERGENT 70g

Lumipyry wool detergent gently washes the wool.

Instructions for use: Rub the wool detergent moistened with dirt, leave on and rinse off or scrape 1 tablespoon into the washing machine and wash according to the wool washing instructions.

The product can be ordered from the Lumipyry webshop.

Ingredients: Olive oil (Sodium Olivate), Water (Aqua)

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