Finlayson Oy is a Finnish textile manufacturer. The company was founded in 1820 when James Finlayson, a Scottish engineer, established a cotton mill in Tampere.[3] The company manufactures various interior textiles and bedding under the brand names Finlayson and Familon. The company has stores and retailers in Finland, Russia, and the Baltic countries, as well as an online store.[3]

Finlayson Oy
TypeOsakeyhtiö
IndustryTextiles
Founded1820; 203 years ago (1820)
FounderJames Finlayson
Headquarters,
Finland, Sweden, Japan
Number of locations
45 (Stores)
Key people
Jukka Kurttila (CEO)[1]
Revenue22.9 million (2015)[2]
Number of employees
155 (2015)[2]
ParentAsko
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Websitefinlayson.fi

The Plevna, a Finlayson building, was the first building in the Nordic countries and in the Russian Empire (of which Finland was part at the time) to be lit by electric lighting; the light bulbs of Thomas Edison were first used there on 15 March 1882.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "190-vuotias Finlayson uskoo tuotemerkin voimaan". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Yle. May 10, 2010. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Vastuullisuus" (in Finnish). Finlayson Oy. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Finlayson juhlii klassikkokuosien merkeissä". MTV3.fi - Koti (in Finnish). Bonnier AB. January 18, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-01-23. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "SUOMEN ENSIMMÄISEN SÄHKÖVALAISTUKSEN MUISTOLAATTA 1962". www.tampere.fi. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  5. ^ Kautonen, Mika (November 18, 2015). "A history of continuous change and innovation". Smart Tampere Ecosystem. Retrieved December 9, 2021.

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