COSTO IS A COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE IN HANDICRAFTS AND MATERIALS, A VISION OF STYLE AND A STRIVE FOR ECOLOGICAL, LASTING SOLUTIONS. ALL OF THIS IS WRAPPED UP IN AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING IDEA OF QUALITY, WHICH GUIDES EVERYTHING WE DO.
Costo is a creation of three Finnish designers combining their visions and skills to make something new and unprecedented in the field of design. We started in 2006, in a basement room, with lots of passion, but not much money to mention. Previously we had studied fashion, design and handicrafts. With nothing much to create from, we started to buy industrial leftover materials to ease our appetite for creating environmentally sustainable and good-looking designs.
Costo products combine three important aspects: quality, ecology and style. All of them have to be of the best caliber. Our demands are based on proper skills in handicrafts, that being the whole basis of our design. This knowledge enables us to master the whole production process so that the quality of production is always in control. Using the leftover materials we make sure our products do not add up to deplete natural resources. Inspired by our adventures to Papua during 2007, we have named all our products after Papuan islands, tribes & towns.
We strive to make timeless products that stay fashionable regardless the period in question. As well as we do not pigeonhole time into narrow trends and seasons, we also do not segment people into narrow genres and age groups. It goes against the prevailing throw-away-mentality, where things are made only for a moment´s pleasure. Costo is not a servant to any genre or time. We strive for style without borders. For us at Costo, style, ecology and lasting quality go hand in hand.