Forssa Textile Week brings together textile professionals who share the ideology of ethical and sustainable textiles. Our participants range from spinners to weavers, to clothing and pattern designers, and spinners to companies that focus on reusable and recycled textiles. At the Forssa Textile Week Pop-up, you can find sustainable domestic products and get to know the people behind the collections. As an addition to our domestic participants, we are delighted to welcome a group of industry professionals from Japan. The one-of-a-kind Japani-tori (Japan Market) is open during the event weekend with a selection of unique textile products.
Shops in Forssa City Center
Picture: T to E
Forssan Työväentalo, Kauppakatu 17
Forssa Textile Week invites you to visit Japani-tori (Japan Market) located at Forssan Työväentalo in the city center. A group of independent Japanese textile producers and designers bring you a collection, never seen before in Finland. The shops are open on Saturday and Sunday from 11-18
In Japan, there are many small-scale textile ateliers run by individuals and small groups. These Japanese ateliers have been influenced and captivated by Finnish designs, that Finland has engaged in since the 1960s. Finland has regarded design as part of its national agenda and is considered one of the most advanced countries in the world for its designs. The concept of dynamically abstracting the colors and shapes of the natural world around us and incorporating them into our everyday lives is something that Finland and the Nordic countries have taught us.
For this event, 15 brands that have been influenced by Finland have been able to join us in coming to this country. Their works, influenced by Finnish designs, are emotional and subtle and are filled with unique sensibilities. We hope you enjoy their creative work, shops, and exhibitions.
The Blue House is located at the gates of Forssa Spinning Mill Area, at the beginning of Wahreninkatu. During Forssa Textile Week the house is transformed into an exhibition space and pop-up shop for Finnish educational organizations teaching future patterns and textile designers, artists, manufacturers, raft professionals, and entrepreneurs. In addition on Saturday, you can shop at the Nuppu Print Company Textile Van, parked in front!
Picture: Metropolia, TASTE FOR WASTE
Forssa Textile Week opens textile-themed pop-up shops in the city center. At Tori Business Center, next to the Market Square, you can find a selection of products from sustainable and ethical Finnish textile professionals. Here you can also make some finds from TexVex -recycled textiles for your own projects!
In the same building, you'll find Hotel Fabrik & Ravintola Villa, where Forssa Textile Week gathers for Saturday's Afterwok. Remember to stop and admire the window exhibition next to the pop-up shop: Tanja Härmä ja Sari Kurka present their textile art and clothing installation as part of Forssa Textile Week.
Picture: Urpolan Tilapuoti
Forssa Textile Week opens textile-themed pop-up shops in the city center. At Puistolinna, next to the Market Square, you can find a selection of products from sustainable and ethical Finnish textile professionals:
FluffStuff, Forssa art school, Hanna's Handmade, Huihui Textile, Jaana Huhtanen Design, Jalovilla, Karkelo/Luonnonlahja, Kisskiss, Mary A.Jalava, Milja Tuuli Desig, Piritta Mäkinen Oy/Mustalammas, Pyrykääkkä Design, T to E, Studio Form and Emotion, Susanna Sovio, TexVex, Violet Lions
Picture: Mary A. Jalava
Puuvillakatu 4 A 1, a wooden house
Thu-Fri 10-16, Sat-Sun 10-14
Kutomonkuja 1 / Yhtiönkatu
Thu-Fri 10-18, Sat 10-16, Sun closed
Rykkeri shop & workspace
Thu-Fri 12-17, Sat 10-14
The historical Weaving Mill is home to not one, not two but three shops/workshops! Marja Hannula sells handmade textile accessories, Finlayson shop carries some of the all-time favorites in printed and woven household textiles and Rykkeri / Forssa Fabric designs, prints and sews clothing, and household textile products on location by hand.
Picture: Rykkeri, Kati Länsikylä
Forssa museum & Pattern Center (Kuosikeskus)
Wahreninkatu 12 & 13
In addition to the textile art on show at the Foundry, you can find a Forssa Textile Week pop-up shop here! Fall in love with the products from Elina Leoni and Wetterhoff!
Forssa Museum & Pattern Center Museum Shop! Set your afternoon tea on a tray decorated with 1970's beautiful patterns or tie your hair up with a scrunchie made from Forssa Factory textiles! Forssa Museum Shop is filled with products that showcase a range of vibrant patterns from the Forssa textile factories and Forssa atelier. The Museum Shop collection offers a variety of household items, jewelry, hair accessories, literature, paper products, and small mementos to remember your visit to Forssa. Made mainly by Finnish and local Forssa craftsmen and companies, or in our own museum workshop, you won't find these anywhere else!
Get your own piece of Finnish textile history here!
Picture: Forssan museo
As a last minute addition Forssa Textile Week introduces the Old Factory Hotel! This historic building from 1884 has been offering accommodation and beverages, hosted a local city administration and a local music school. Nowadays it is a location for many ecological wellness entrepreneurs.
Forssa Textile Week has a pop-up space located in the banquet hall on the first floor. Here you can find producers of Finnish wool and linen products.