Marita Huurinainen: ‘I didn’t go to study design at first, even though I had been doing it all my childhood because I thought something important had to be done in life – something meaningful. Now, I have noticed that the different job descriptions doing, we make choices each, which may be relevant. Personally, I can influence what materials I use in the clothes I design, who makes them, and under what conditions it happens.
Most typically, I work in three dimensions, shaping the product directly on top of the doll. From this we then work on the formula. Almost all the materials I use are of credit – and nature is a constant source of inspiration for me.
When I see someone wearing a garment that I have designed that brings out her best traits, it brings me real joy.’