Year 2021 - whoah whoah, what a rollercoaster! Now, however, I dare to say that we have survived the challenges brought by the corona in an exemplary manner for the second year in a row. Thanks for that goes both to the Kaiko diamond team and to all of you wonderful customers. ♡

To our delight, Kaiko's team has once again grown with wonderful professionals: Anni from the sales and marketing team was our first addition of the year, and in August the new CFO Marianne joined. Our online retailer Suvi also took parental leave for a while, and we got Helmi to replace her. To our delight, the entire summer team, i.e. Crystal, Sofia, Ida, Elisa and Maria, continued in our team in the fall as well. Today there are already 23 of us in total!

Although remote work has continued due to the corona virus, and we have all had to work to maintain team spirit and motivation, fortunately there have also been many highlights during the year. The Finnish summer offered its best when Bambipaku stopped at a total of 25 hot stops around Finland. Thank you to our sponsors Ruohonjuuri and Raikastamo for making the package tour possible! Next summer again, right? Cooperation with Moi Forest has also been one of the biggest joys of the year. Innovative, new generation cosmetics that respect our planet are a perfect match with Kaiko!

This year we have donated a total of 8,938 euros to the Women's Bank and our Nepalese team . Part of the donation has been used directly for crisis aid for local workers and six new Nepalese women have been trained to make our jewelry. The work directed to Nepal, which is possible to do at home even during the corona lockdowns, has been more important than ever. Our dream of doing good through fashion is progressing all the time.

Let's also look to the future. We are already looking forward to the next season, because we will have the first swimsuits and towels ever in our selection! Next year we are also looking forward to the outsourcing of the warehouse, with which the wonderful employees of the warehouse team will be placed in new jobs at Kaikko.

Of course, there will also be interesting collaborations with a few wonderful Finnish brands, and hopefully next year we will be able to organize Kaiko's 5th birthday and other events live.

We hope for growth next year also from internationalization. The bigger Kaiko grows, the bigger we are able to influence the surrounding society, increase our donation amount by 7% and expand both our production and our educational projects in Nepal.

Of course, all of this is made possible by you, our wonderful customers! If the average of the product reviews you gave this year was 4.7 stars out of five , next year we will aim for full vito. Thank you!

I would also like to thank Team Kaiko for another rewarding, albeit partly difficult, year. I'm really proud of each of you, and really lucky to work with you!

Have a relaxing Christmas and a happy New Year. See you next year!


Mirjam Sokka, Kaiko's founder and creative director