hello, we're stina and matilda.
we started arki | helsinki in february 2020 because we were missing a one-stop-shop for low-waste and sustainable everyday products. we found that it was difficult to find information on which products are actually good for the environment, why and how to use them. we wanted to get the best products without having to try product after product and still not find the perfect fit.
the first time we met was back in 2011 when we started studying business at hanken school of economics together, but our journey together didn't really start until 2019.
what if we could solve the puzzle of sustainable everyday living ourselves?
in 2019 we were both working for the same company, and come fall 2019 we started working on the company's sustainability strategy. we noticed that we had the same strong drive when it comes to sustainability, and a lot of the same questions and problems concerning sustainability in our everyday lives.
so, in february of 2020 on a particularly regular day, we had coffee together as usual and an idea started to grow. what it we could solve the puzzle of sustainable everyday life ourselves? and arki | helsinki was born.
our mission is to make having a low-waste lifestyle easy
we refuse to compromise on our way of living, or the quality of the products we use. That is why we have researched and tested a wide range of sustainable products that enables us to do just that. live sustainably without compromises.
our vision is to reduce waste in all households, starting with finland
we want to see living sustainable, and making sustainable choices being easy and the normal thing to do. we want it to be as easy to make the sustainable choice, as it is to make the non-sustainable one today
arki | helsinki is, in our opinion, a collection of the best products on the market.
our values are information, accessibility and sustainability
this is why we focus on products that are low-waste, biodegradable, local and recyclable. you can read more about our products, how to use them, place of production, and what they contain. this for providing maximum transparency and information.