Vintage-service

Our products are designed to be used and loved again and again. Our Vintage service gives people a safe and convenient platform to buy and sell pre-loved and pre-owned Iittala, Arabia, and Rörstrand tableware products. This service is available in all our own stores in Finland and Sweden, with plans for expansion soon.

Our Vintage service buys and resells second-hand Iittala, Arabia and Rörstrand tableware, expanding our products’ lifespan.  

The service gives consumers a chance to offer their tableware a new home. In select markets, they can bring pre-owned Iittala, Arabia or Rörstrand everyday tableware and glassware to our store. Each item’s condition is assessed carefully, and if the item is no longer fit for resale is either we recycle or reuse it elsewhere.  

The Vintage service has been delightfully well received. 

READ HOW IT WORKS

Finland

In Finland, we offer the Vintage service in all Iittala stores. People can buy and resell pre-owned Iittala and Arabia products, but also easily recycle any worn out and broken ceramic tableware and glassware. Recyclable items are reused as raw materials for the construction industry. For example, ceramics can be crushed into a fine powder and used as raw material for bricks. Glass, on the other hand, can be used to manufacture insulation material.

We’re tracking the environmental impact of our actions carefully. An assessment carried out in collaboration with the Helsinki Met
In Finland, we offer the Vintage service in all Iittala stores. People can buy and resell pre-owned Iittala and Arabia products, but also easily recycle any worn out and broken ceramic tableware and glassware. Recyclable items are reused as raw materials for the construction industry. For example, ceramics can be crushed into a fine powder and used as raw material for bricks. Glass, on the other hand, can be used to manufacture insulation material.

We’re tracking the environmental impact of our actions carefully. An assessment carried out in collaboration with the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Reuse Centre Ltd., showed that with people buying pre-owned tableware through our Vintage service instead of new products, 165 tons of solid natural resources and 56 tons in CO2 emissions were saved in 2020.
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Sweden

In 2020, the Vintage service expanded to Sweden. At this first stage, the Vintage service in Sweden buys and resells good-quality used glasses and ceramic dishes from Iittala and Rörstrand. In the future, we hope to find the right local partners to recycle all used glass and ceramic tableware that cannot be sold for further use.