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