Riikka Kaartilanmäki is the principal designer for her brand AAPISTE and incorporates environmentally responsible production techniques into her design process. All her products are handprinted using a traditional silk screen technique. She also uses non-toxic, water-based ink.
Riikka works mostly from her home in Eastern Finland when she is designing. Her home is surrounded by a forest, small islands and Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland.
She draws her inspiration from the nature surrounding her home and her experiences during travel or day trips to the forest. She likes to incorporate her everyday experiences with traditional Finnish textiles from her childhood and Finnish history.
Riikka Kaartilanmäki has collaborated with the following brands: Aapiste >
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