Minimossen is the first recycling mall in Finland. We sell carefully selected recycled items. Minimossen is like a treasure trove when you are looking for cool things carefully treated with love. At Minimossen you can shop in a smart and sustainable way. The waste company Stormossen is the initiator of Minimossen.
You can bring combustible waste, wood, plastic, cardboard and glass packaging, metal, textiles, paper, ceramics, tiles, window glass, small electrical appliances and hazardous waste. You can also donate smaller items for re-use that are intact and clean. Larger quantities of waste or large items, such as furniture, can be brought to the recycling station at Sammonkatu.
Behind the vintage clothes of IDABIDA Vintage is a graphic design student Ida Österholm who loves colors and different patterns.
IDABIDA is a nickname from her mother. Recycling and ecological lifestyle are important values for Ida and therefore her motto is: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
The woman behind the beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements at Eden Flowers is Jennie McCrea. With her knowledge, passion and flowers she is hoping to spread joy through the bouquets.
At Minimossen Jennie also sells trendy houseplants, recycled vases, flowerpots and other gift items.
Repop Vintage is selling upcycled and restored furniture, light fixtures and interior decoration items. In the Repop shop you will also find a separate section for furniture and light fixtures from the 60s and 70s.
The company is run by Martti Kass and Stacey Thomas, who wish to honour the craftsmanship of the old masters through their work.
Minimossen x FRC
Some of the stuff that passes through Stormossen goes to charity via one of Minimossen’s partners. In the shop you will find the stand of FRC, the proceeds of which go directly to the Finnish Red Cross.
“We are delighted to be a part of Minimossen”, say Maarit Rintamäki, Head of service at the FRC charity shop in Vaasa, and media manager Mayya Ratsuk.
Ann Bäck designs sustainable home interior products. Sustainability, ethics and keeping the production close have always been important to her.
At Minimossen Ann Bäck sells, among other things, compostable dishcloths. She looks forward to the collaboration with the recycling mall, which she describes as “something uplifting in a neat packaging with great values”.
A truly ecological act is to take care of your things instead of throwing them away when they start to break. My Edge is a company which sharpens knives, scissors and tools.
Entrepreneur Tina Österholm has taken over his son’s company, and in her hands your blades will become sharp as ever. My Edge also sells all kinds of recycled blades which have been sharpened.
Wasa Skate Corner
Wasa Skate Corner sharpens and repairs skates and sells recycled items related to freetime and sports.
Recycling is not new for Stefan Ingi who started the company five years ago. “Icehockey has always been important to me, so this was an easy choice. Families with children like to pick up used items and in return I receive equipment that has become too small for the children.”
Loistavat sells reflective products made of recycled materials, for example reflective bands, bags, vests and belts. Handy purses can even be made from old jeans fabric or curtains.
“As many recycled materials are used in the products as possible”, says entrepreneur Katri Martinvuo-Helo.
Interior decoration items and children’s clothes get a new life through DenAnt at Minimossen.
Natalia Ivacheva ended up as an entrepreneur at the recycling mall because she wanted to try something new. “Recycling and ecology are important things to me. It is great to feel like I am doing something good when an old item finds a new home.”
Design Kaje gives old and much-loved objects a new life and a new function. Out of love for old objects and their history and with a pinch of Ostrobothnian madness, the furniture carpenter and interior designer Jenni Kaustinen started Deign Kaje.
At Minimossen, Design Kaje sells unexpected recycled things such as lamps of old desk phones, speakers of books and jewellery made of porcelain.
Do you want to join us?
We offer different options for entrepreneurs. You can rent anything from a single shelf to a larger retail space. At the moment, we are especially looking for companies that can repair and sell bicycles, sports equipment, children’s toys and electronics. The entrepreneur must have a Business ID and a short business plan.
Service manager Seppo Ruostekoski, tel. 010 320 7660 will tell you more.
When visiting Minimossen you will be welcomed by smiley and helpful Jannika Myllyniemi. She is aslo assisting with the sorting at Minimossen’s waste reception station.
Lovely Tuulia Peltola is the heart of Minimossen’s café. You are welcome to take an inspiring break in our café, which is completely decorated with recycled and upcycled furniture.
Our child-friendly café serves delightful delicacies and fresh coffee. On weekdays we cook milk- and gluten free vegetable soup in our own kitchen. Once a week you can find chicken- or fish soup on the menu. The lunch is served between 11 am and 2 pm.