Touko Laaksonen (1920 – 1991) is best known by his pseudonym, Tom of Finland. He was a Finnish artist notable for his stylised homoerotic fetish art.
Finlayson is a Finnish textile manufacturer founded in 1820 when James Finlayson, a Scottish engineer, established a cotton mill in Tampere.
What do these 2 have in common I hear you say. Finlayson is proud of its progressive heritage…looking forward, courageously welcoming new ideas and embracing tolerance and respect.
It it was in this spirit that the Tom of Finland collection was produced and installed in Finlayson’s flagship store in Helsinki in December 2014. You can sleep on Tom sheets, rest you head on a Tom pillowcase, carry a Tom tote, dry yourself on a Tom towel…and much more.
Many products sold out immediately…well done Finlayson.