We are closing down
Arela Oy has been put into liquidation, and our operations will end.
Arela was born from the desire to create high-quality, durable, and comfortable cashmere knitwear in beautiful, interesting colors. Since then the collection grew with merino, cotton, and linen products following the same idea, and of course the popular care service and second-hand products.
We have given Arela our all, trying to find a responsible way to produce clothes and services sustainably. However, despite our numerous attempts, we have not managed to find an economically sustainable way to carry out this task. The situation has been difficult for a long time, but we hoped until the end that we would find a solution that would allow us to continue to offer our customers the products and services they value.
The prevailing world situation is not an easy one for small companies. However, the problems in the clothing industry go even deeper, and it is almost impossible to make a brand like this profitable without giving up the principles that are most important to us.
We are very grateful to our customers, partners, colleagues, and staff for the past years. You have made this a meaningful and rewarding journey, and we are now many experiences richer.
Arela’s closing sale is now underway in the Uudenmaankatu store, open until the end of June 2023.
Press release 3.5.2023 (in Finnish), pdf