From small pieces to new treasures

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Furniture Excess textile

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Waste put to use with cooperation

Isku is one of our partners in giving excess furniture material a new life. Grown from a small garage into a modern factory, Isku has been producing quality furniture in its hometown of Lahti since 1928. A strong focus on sustainability is shown in all of Isku’s actions, from the raw materials, design and production, all the way to the ready furniture pieces. A new way to utilise trash began to take shape when the cutting waste from Isku furniture was looking for a new life. Before our collaboration, smaller amounts of the excess material had been put to use, but most of the high quality material still wound up in the bin. Now, Isku furniture excess material is collected and transformed into Lovia bags.

EST. 1928

EMPLOYEES: 750

LOCATION: LAHTI, FINLAND

From furniture textile to long-lasting treasures

You may be wondering how furniture textile and design bags are related. We want to open up the history of the materials we use openly, so you can have true insight into the origin of our bags and how the process actually works. 

We are already utilising the leather cutting waste of Isku sofas as material for our bags but now we’re also getting to use the textile used in furniture upholstery. We gather excess textile that can not be utilised for furniture because of their small size. Instead of going to waste, textile gets a new life as Lovia treasures like VERSO toiletry bags. The textile meant for furniture is crafted to endure decades of everyday use, making it the perfect starting point for long-lasting bags!

Everything we design is determined by waste material. Even though the excess material doesn’t serve its original purpose any more due to its small size, it works perfectly as a material for our meaningful treasures.

Greetings from the Lahti factory

We want to give our partners a chance to have their voice heard because without them the actual utilisation of the trash material would not become reality. Here we gathered greetings, bits and pieces from everyday life at Isku.

“We always strive to give the side products from our production a new life. We want to recycle the excess leather as material and we are so happy with the collaboration with Lovia. In the hands of a responsible partner the leather gets a new life in the shape of bags.”

- Kaisa Vuori, Sustainability Director, Isku

We do a lot of good but nowhere near perfect

Our collaboration with Isku diminishes the environmental burden compared to producing bags out of brand new material made specifically for that purpose. Still, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to sustainability. We’re just taking the first steps in utilising excess textile together with Isku, so we are aiming  to increase the percentage of waste material usage in 2022. This way we can create a new life even for the smallest textile pieces in the form of a design treasure. In addition to excess textile, we’re examining the possibility to utilise cutting waste textile. We’ll try out a new model for our collaboration, where Isku gathers cutting waste material which is delivered directly to us without our team having to  travel between Helsinki and Lahti. This makes for less emissions in logistics and of course saves us time, that we can put to use to create the next trash treasures.

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isku-yhtymä

Excess furniture textile

lovia.isku_Kaisa_Vuori_010421_08

Waste put to use with cooperation

Isku is one of our partners in giving excess furniture material a new life. Grown from a small garage into a modern factory, Isku has been producing quality furniture in its hometown of Lahti since 1928. A strong focus on sustainability is shown in all of Isku’s actions, from the raw materials, design and production, all the way to the ready furniture pieces. A new way to utilise trash began to take shape when the cutting waste from Isku furniture was looking for a new life. Before our collaboration, smaller amounts of the excess material had been put to use, but most of the high quality material still wound up in the bin. Now, Isku furniture excess material is collected and transformed into Lovia bags.

EST. 1928

EMPLOYEES: 750

LOCATION: LAHTI, FINLAND

From furniture textile to long-lasting treasures

You may be wondering how furniture textile and design bags are related. We want to open up the history of the materials we use openly, so you can have true insight into the origin of our bags and how the process actually works. 

We are already utilising the leather cutting waste of Isku sofas as material for our bags but now we’re also getting to use the textile used in furniture upholstery. We gather excess textile that can not be utilised for furniture because of their small size. Instead of going to waste, textile gets a new life as Lovia treasures like VERSO toiletry bags. The textile meant for furniture is crafted to endure decades of everyday use, making it the perfect starting point for long-lasting bags!

Everything we design is determined by waste material. Even though the excess material doesn’t serve its original purpose any more due to its small size, it works perfectly as a material for our meaningful treasures.

Greetings from the Lahti factory

We want to give our partners a chance to have their voice heard because without them the actual utilisation of the trash material would not become reality. Here we gathered greetings, bits and pieces from everyday life at Isku.

“We always strive to give the side products from our production a new life. We want to recycle the excess leather as material and we are so happy with the collaboration with Lovia. In the hands of a responsible partner the leather gets a new life in the shape of bags.”

- Kaisa Vuori, Sustainability Director, Isku

We do a lot of good but nowhere near perfect

Our collaboration with Isku diminishes the environmental burden compared to producing bags out of brand new material made specifically for that purpose. Still, there is always room for improvement, especially when it comes to sustainability. We’re just taking the first steps in utilising excess textile together with Isku, so we are aiming  to increase the percentage of waste material usage in 2022. This way we can create a new life even for the smallest textile pieces in the form of a design treasure. In addition to excess textile, we’re examining the possibility to utilise cutting waste textile. We’ll try out a new model for our collaboration, where Isku gathers cutting waste material which is delivered directly to us without our team having to  travel between Helsinki and Lahti. This makes for less emissions in logistics and of course saves us time, that we can put to use to create the next trash treasures.

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