Hey, you! This is us, the two behind Weecos, friends since the elementary school started in 1988. It was raining, we were standing in the schoolyard, our mums were talking to each other, and we started chatting too. Never we had imagined that some day we would work together!
This selfie, itself, was taken after a typical day at New Factory start-up Accelerator in Tampere, a few months after we decided we’re going to found Weecos. We wanted to capture the inspirational feeling we had, we saw numerous of possibilities and ways to go.
The idea of a sustainable marketplace was born at the end of 2011 when we realised that one does not exist even though the trend was clear: people want to make better choices and that they are interested in the origins of the products they buy. Therefore, we decided to take matters into our own hands and offer people sustainable choices quickly, easily and trustworthily – give an alternative for disposable shopping culture.
Due to the rich imagination and adventurous minds, Weecos was opened in 2013.
Back then, during the service development process, we had three temporarily working employees in addition to us, and six pilot companies. From those days we have grown tremendously. At the beginning of 2017, we have 117 shops and 58 000 visitors in Weecos, six full-time employees, two offices in Nokia and Helsinki, and a professional board of directors. We expect the growth to continue strongly during this year.
The values, however, haven’t changed an inch. We believe in the power of community, adventurous minds, transparency and trustworthiness in everything we do.
From the beginning, it has been crucial for us that we know where from the products are. This we ensure by the auditing process for sustainability criteria. The entrepreneurs chosen into Weecos have opened, in detail, their supply chains, working conditions, materials used and their actions of responsibility before entering Weecos.
We gather, with great care, the responsible brands in one place for you. A choice made in Weecos is a good one.
Yours, Anna and Hanna
Find great adventures, one of a kind lifestyle and inspiration – welcome to the journey with us!
Weecos lifestyle is all about adventures. We have the willpower, the vivid imagination and the courage to do things differently! How’s that? Well, Weecos was born due to the adventurous mind.
Because in the beginning, there were Anna and Hanna and a huge pile of illusions and presumptions of start-up entrepreneurship and how to enter the global markets. Not an easy path to walk. Now, many challenges have been conquered, and the dream becomes more and more concrete.
The journey has been a continuous learning process, in a good way though. We don’t believe there’s a right or wrong way to do things, we believe in discovering layers and ways of sustainable lifestyle. We want to maintain the adventurous, curious mind in the future too and encourage others to reach out for their dreams.
Let’s change the world together!
We believe that everyday decisions matter.
We believe that co-operation takes far.
We believe that together we are bigger.
Creating a strong community has been the goal of Weecos since day one. In the field of responsible business, co-operation and sharing knowledge are key elements. Our belief has been proven right many times during our journey. Together, by supporting, listening and respecting each other, no matter who you are and no matter where you’re from, we can go far.
Power to the community!
Weecos unites people with independent designers. For enterprises, we offer a trustworthy marketplace, and for consumers, we provide information on conscious consumption and sustainable lifestyle.
Our promise at Weecos is that we know where the products are from. We have gathered, with great care, the responsible brands in one place for you, we help you to make good choices. The auditing process for sustainability criteria ensures that the entrepreneurs chosen into Weecos have opened, in detail, their supply chains, working conditions, materials used and their actions of responsibility before entering Weecos.
So don’t hesitate to contact us, or the brands – we are here for you!