ASTIGMATISM SS22 Production countries

Why did we choose China as the main production country for our first collection?


For most people production inside the EU means quality, and for the most part, it is true. However, for us, producing a small high-quality designer collection in European factories was proved to be challenging.

Our top three key values in production are:

  1. Cutting down overproduction
  2. High quality production and garments
  3. Sustainability and maximizing the life cycle of our products


Cotton & leather products were produced in China, VAIN Graphic T-shirts are screenprinted in Helsinki, Finland, VAIN Silk Mohair Artesanal Knit is knitted in Finland, VAIN Aluminium Water Bottle is made in Switzerland, our silver Safety Pin Pendant jewellery is made in Finland by Laura Vartio, 50cm .925 silver chains are made in Poland.


It was key value for us to avoid overproduction and we knew in advance the quantities we needed. We negotiated with several factories and agents within the Europe, but despite the negotiations, most of the factories did not agree to produce reasonable quantities, and those who agreed, did not meet the VAIN quality criteria we have set. After months of searching, we found great factories from China that can produce the high quality that we were looking for with a smaller production volume.


At the end of 2021, we have successfully relocated our production to Europe due to increased production volume. We have worked with great local factories and we have agents in Finland who can manage our production in Baltia, even with the smaller production volume so we don't have to worry about the overproduction of our second collection.


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