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K Group is constantly striving to improve the transparency of its purchasing chains. On this website, our customers can find out more about where the products they purchase from K Group stores come from.
Where do mywear t-shirts, Pirkka and K-Menu tuna products, Pirkka Fairtrade roses, and PROF Timber sold in our stores come from? We want to increase the transparency of our purchasing chains by providing information on the origin of our products and their journey to our stores. Choose a product to find out more.
The men’s Cole T-shirt made of GOTS certified organic cotton is the most popular product in K-Citymarkets’ own mywear selection.More
Tuna is one of the most popular fish species and easy to cook. All our own brand Pirkka and K-Menu tuna has been sustainably caught.More
Finland sells the most Fairtrade flowers per capita in the world. Fairtrade premiums have a significant positive local impact on local communities in Africa.More
The PEFC label on the timber sold at K-Rauta building and home improvement stores indicates its sustainable origin and shows that the timber comes from certified, sustainably managed forests.More
All of the cotton sourced for K-Citymarkets’ mywear selection will be more sustainable cotton by the end of 2025. More sustainable cotton is certified organic cotton, recycled cotton, Better Cotton or Fairtrade cotton.Read more
Organic cotton is cotton manufactured according to the principles of organic farming. No artificial fertilisers, pesticides or genetically modified seeds are used in the farming of organic cotton.Read more
K-Citymarkets’ own mywear selection offers outfits for women, men and children. In addition to outfits, the mywear selection includes accessories, underwear, socks, nightclothes, shoes and bags for the whole family.Read more
Cotton is the most widely produced natural fibre in the world. About half of all textiles are made of cotton. Cotton production provides a livelihood for more than 250 million people. The majority of cotton farmers and people working in cotton production live in the developing countries. Cotton is farmed mostly on small farms with an area of less than 2 hectares, of which there are more than 100 million across the world.
We pay special attention to human rights and working conditions in our supply chains in countries with the greatest risk of human rights violations.
The organic cotton for mywear Cole T-shirts is produced in India. The cotton is spun into yarn by Bhuvaneswari Cotspin India Private Limited located in Tirupur, India. Other stages of the manufacturing of the T-shirts are carried out at the factory of Shakthi Knitting Private Ltd, located in the same town. From the factory the T-shirts are taken to Tuticor port in India, where their journey continues in a container on a large ship via Colombo in Sri Lanka to Antwerp, Belgium, and then on a smaller vessel to Vuosaari port in Helsinki and finally by truck to K Group’s central warehouse in Hakkila, Vantaa.
The ginning process of cotton includes drying, cleaning, ginning, classifying and baling. The cotton used in mywear Cole t-shirts is spun into yarn at Bhuvaneswari Cotspin India Private Limited based in Tirupur, India. During the spinning process, cotton lint is blown to fluffy, various bales are blended together, carded and spun into yarn. Other stages of the manufacturing of the T-shirts – knitting, colouring, cutting, sewing and finalising – are carried out at the factory of Shakthi Knitting Private Limited. Shakthi Knitting manufactures clothing for leisure use and has customers all over the world. For K Group, Shakthi Knitting manufactures, among others, mywear Cole T-shirts for men.
Absolutely. An affordable T-shirt can be sustainable. With continuous, long-term agreements with the factories, the price level can be kept affordable. We do not produce unnecessary surplus, either. Everything that we buy is sold.
Kesko has been included in the Global 100 list of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world since 2005. In 2021, Kesko ranks as the most sustainable grocery trade company in the world for the seventh consecutive year.Read more
K-Citymarkets offer you suitable clothing for everyday wear, parties and sports. We welcome you to familiarise yourself with K-Citymarket’s extensive clothing selection.Read more
According to the Marketmuoti 2020 survey commissioned by K Group, people buy clothing from hypermarkets more often than from department stores, speciality stores or even from online stores.Read more