September 1, 2019

Our curiosity for new materials is never ending. It has lead our brand´s creative director to explore the Material Futures at CSM and beyond. Since early 2019 Riina has been the material research resident at the Green Lab in London.  With the great excitement it´s time to reveal what we have been working on this year!

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that grows layers of bacterial cellulose on its surface to create a barrier with oxygen. This symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast is shortly called SCOBY.

Riina has been working with the SCOBY developing it into a leather-like material. The SCOBYs have been provided by our sponsor Momo Kombucha as the waste of the drink production industry and reworked into a new material with a great potential.

The most successful results have been achieved creating the SCOBY composite material enhancing the material properties with different additives.

The main motivator for the material research has been the current shortage of leather alternatives...

October 8, 2018

An odd light in the dark. Mysterious and attention drawing.

Riina O latest glove collection has been inspired by bioluminescence - the miracles of nature from underwater to the stars.

Our muse for the season is Arda Alden Green - an American biochemist from the early 20th century, who despite being overshadowed by the greater names, made remarkable discoveries of her own. One of those was the reaction responsible for firefly bioluminescence, found by isolating firefly luciferase. Never fully recognised for her work we´d like to take the chance to honour her achievements.

In this collection Riina O introduces a striking new material for elegant wear - the high-tech retroreflective leather, luminous in the dark. The concept is highlighted by the glove “points” stitched in similarly retroreflective thread.

Riina O gloves range from stylish dress gloves with a twist to classy casual models and outstanding hand accessories. Classical craftsmanship is accompanied by laser cut patterns...

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