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Beautiful home wares and innovative fashions start with raw materials. Now two venerated textile producers are sparking new ideas in the market

The Fabric Of Our Lives Embraced by Manolo Blahnik and H&M, Marimekko shows its once radical prints have never gone out of style

Everyone in Finland and plenty of other people around the world have Marimekko stories, whether it's a memory of curtains made of the famous Unikko poppy print, flickering in the light of a sun that hardly ever set, at a childhood summer house in the Finnish countryside, or a roommate's cheery pillows that brightened up a dull college dorm in Chicago. Marimekko, the Helsinki-based print and fabric company, with net sales in 2007 of $116 million, has a...

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