Ritva Falla celebrates her Jubilee year in co-operation with Plan International Finland
After a 40 year career, designer Ritva Falla supports girls’ education with a Jubilee Collection.
– I have had a wonderful career and I’ve had the chance to do amazing things for four decades. I’m grateful to have had a good schooling, possibilities and freedom. Now I want to give back and support education and culture, which bring comprehension into the world. Girls’ education especially is of great importance to me, says designer Ritva Falla.
Ritva Falla will begin her Jubilee year by opening a new flagship store in Korkeavuorenkatu, Helsinki and by announcing a co-operation project with children’s rights organization Plan International Finland.
A part of the proceeds from the collection Lounge wear designed for the Ritva Falla Jubilee year will be donated to Plan’s work for improving girls’ education and protection. The Lounge wear collection comprises of relaxed hoodies, pants and tops and will hit the stores in early fall.
Co-operation between Ritva Falla and Plan will be visible in stores that carry the collection but also in the events and communication of both parties.
– Co-operation with Ritva Falla is a new and great opportunity, which we at Plan rejoice. By purchasing a sustainable and ecologically produced garment at a fair price you can also support girls in the world’s poorest conditions, says Ossi Heinänen, the secretary-general of Plan International Finland.
Ritva Falla is known for her refined and timeless high-quality womenswear. She has renewed Finnish business wear and has especially become known for her coat designs. During her career she has designed popular collections for many brands, including Marimekko, before launching her own label. All garments and materials in the Ritva Falla collection are manufactured ethically and ecologically in the EU, and they are retailed in Scandinavia, Central Europe and North America.
Plan International is one of the largest and oldest children’s rights organizations in the world. Religiously and politically nonaligned Plan improves the lives and protection of children in 70 developing countries.