Green MP Emma Kari did not want to get anything new for Linna’s party.

    Monday, December 5th. It’s almost 10 o’clock. Green MP Emma Kari waiting in front of the used clothes shop in Kauppakeskus Red for the shutter door to go up.

    While Kari has previously started preparing for Linna’s party five months before, this year she has left the costume considerations until the last minute. He trusts that a suitable outfit and accessories can be found, and there is no need to buy anything new.

    Emma Kari immediately finds her favorite color in the sled. Kari has previously donated her own evening dresses to a clothes loan company. Jenni Gästgivar

    You can quickly find a designer at a clothing loan company Katri Niskanen forest green evening dress. Kari immediately feels the suit is her own, even though it only comes on loan.

    It is easier to look for accessories around a suitable evening dress.

    MP Kari doesn’t want black shoes with a green suit, but gold-toned ones are fine. Jenni Gästgivar

    Would it be these? Jenni Gästgivar

    Kari hopes that the shoes are not black, but otherwise she is open. There are more gold-toned shoes, of course fewer in the right size. There is plenty to choose from in gold-toned bags.

    – The bag must fit a phone and lipstick, Kari explains the conditions.

    In half an hour, the dress, shoes and bag have been found, all under the same roof in the joint store of circular economy companies. Kari rents a dress and buys shoes and a bag used.

    There is a lot to choose from when it comes to small bags. Jenni Gästgivar

    The bag chosen by Emma Kari is from the 1950s. Jenni Gästgivar

    Kari reflects on Independence Day as the day of Finnishness.

    – For me, being Finnish has always also included respect for nature and the environment. Fast fashion and disposable culture are not Finnish in any way to me. If I think about my widowed grandmother, frugality and doing sustainable things can be seen here. I hope that we will go in the direction again, that it would be great if things are recycled, reused and repaired rather, says Kari.

    Gold-toned Ankle Boots were one of Emma Kari’s shoe options for the castle. Jenni Gästgivar

    – We know that we live unsustainably. We live like there’s no tomorrow. Things have to change, and the clothing industry has a really big role to play in this, because the climate emissions from the clothing industry alone are greater than air and ship cargo traffic combined, says Kari.

    The people behind Kari’s spouse Linna’s party have been known for a long time.

    – He always rents a tailcoat and shoes. In men’s party wear, it has been completely normal to rent since the beginning. Especially at Linna’s parties, women are always expected to get a new outfit. It’s good that equality is progressing in this ecological aspect as well, says Kari.

    Vaatelaina’s Soile-Maria Linnemäki helps with fitting the suit. Jenni Gästgivar

    – It can be surprisingly hot in the castle. With several years of experience, the highest interest rates are probably not the most practical when you stand or dance for six hours, Kari knows. Jenni Gästgivar

    The outfit has been found. Emma Kari still heads to the center of Helsinki to borrow earrings from a Finnish brand.

    – Sometimes it is thought that being ecological is more expensive and somehow more difficult. That is no longer true, says Kari.

    This is what MP Emma Kari’s style will look like in the castle in 2022. Jenni Gästgivar