Sasta’s roots are deep in the wilderness and we want to do our part to preserve pure nature to the next generations. We pay attention to the environmental effects of our business, and constantly work to find responsible ways to produce clothing for demanding conditions. We want to offer durable, high-quality products that will last long in use
For our products, we choose the materials that serve the user in the most optimal way. The materials used have to be durable, easily repairable and as least environmentally burdening as possible. Fabrics produced of recycled materials have been a part of our collection for decades, for example, the cotton-polyester blend used in our hiking products is made of organic cotton and recycled polyester, of which’ raw material is made of used plastic bottles. Also the elastic fabric used in hiking clothing is partially made of recycled polyamide.
The wool used in our wool-fabrics is old disposal wool, that has been ripped to fibres and recreated to fabric with other fibres. As our Merino-wool we use mulesing-free merino wool, which guarantees a better living conditions of the sheep. Most of the cotton we use is organic.
Cardboard boxes used as packaging material are partially made of recycled materials.
We want to minimize the use of substances that are harmful to the environment and to people in production of our products. We have already given up on the usage of long-chained perfluoroalkyl compounds in the finishes of our fabrics (so called C8-finishes). Some of our products already include C0-finishing (PFC free) and our goal is to move to that standard with our whole production as soon as the suppliers of materials are able to offer this option. We are also trying to avoid material waste and we use all the materials acquired carefully for a good use.
We are constantly investigating the availability of different new materials and if they fit our purposes. We will use more environmentally friendly materials always when possible, but unfortunately they are not available for all purposes yet. For example, we use regular polyester mostly in our hunting products, since we have not been able to find suitable options made out of recycled materials yet. This is a fine objective for us to investigate and we believe that in the future fabric suppliers will offer more and more options made out of recycled fibers that are suitable for our purposes.
Percentages of different raw materials used in our fabrics during 2019
More information about the materials we use, their origin and certificates can be found on our Materials-site.
By lengthening the mileage of a product, its carbon footprint can be decreased noticeably. For that reason it is especially important to us, that our products will endure both usage and time.
Care instructions of Sasta-products can be found on our site. By following the instructions you can lengthen the mileage of you your clothes.
Sasta has offered a repair service for its products for its whole history from the year 1969. When a piece of clothing breaks down, we advice to repair the product always if it is possible. More information about or repair service can be found here.
Sasta’s products are produced in carefully selected factories in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, China and India. Calculated from the total amount (kg) of the materials used during 2019, 86% of our production has been located in the European Union area, and 14% in the Middle-East.
Majority of our production is located in the European Union area, in which the factories have adhered to the EU-legislation regarding matters of environment and human rights. Close proximity also makes efficient supervision possible.
The factory in China is BSCI-certificated
At Sasta’s main location in Nurmes we have chosen to use non polluting hydroelectric power. The electricity has an GO-guarantee of origin certificate
In our business, we strive for greater results – the same principle applies for responsibility as well. We want to reduce the environmental effects of our actions, and to increase the transparency and measurability of our business.
Our next objective is to calculate the carbon footprint of our company. We will reduce our carbon foorprint by multiple means, for example by avoiding unnecessary travelling and to change the materials and packages of our products to more environmentally friendly options. The remaining pollution we will compensate in the future, and we have pledged to become a carbon neutral company by the year 2030 at latest.
These shipping conditions are in force from 5.2.2021.
E. Saastamoinen Oy
Store sells products to of age private entities. VAT is included in the prices of products. We keep the right to changes in the prices and shipping costs. The prices of products apply in our online store and brick and mortar store.
Products are ordered in our online store by moving them into the shopping cart and paying the contents of the shopping cart through an online payment service. All customer data is processed confidentially. Information asked during checkout will not be used for other purposes besides shipping the order, or clearing any obscurities regarding it, unless stated otherwise. When ordering from the online store you are assumed to have gotten familiar and committed to the shipping conditions in force at the time.
Our primary payment service is Klarna which offers invoice, installments, credit card payment and online banking services as payment options.
By giving information during the checkout you agree to Klarna AB's (Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm) conditions. By clicking the "buy" button you agree to general conditions of E. Saastamoinen Oy.
You can find other payment terms and payment options here.
When we have received your order, we will immediately send you an order confirmation by email. The email will include your order information. In case the order confirmation does not arrive, make sure to check the junk folder as well. Always check the content of the order confirmation. If you have questions, contact our customer service as fast as possible. Save the order confirmation in case you have to contact our customer service. When dealing with the customer service, always keep your possible customer number and order number available. Always check, that the content of your package matches the products in the order confirmation.
You can contact our customer service with the following contact information :
E. Saastamoinen Oy
Shipping costs include shipping and packaging costs. We will preview an estimate of the shipping costs in the shipping cart, based on the selected shipping method. Exact shipping costs can be seen when you have chosen both payment and shipping method for your order. Available shipping methods depend on the contents of the shipping cart, and the total weight of the package. During the checkout, you can choose the shipping option that suits you the best, and the exact shipping cost will be shown with it. Shipping cost are free for orders over 100€ in Finland. Shipping costs wont be demanded when choosing the "Pick up from the store"- shipping method.
General delivery times in Finland vary depending on the order and shipping method. We send the products on the day of the order, or the next day at the latest, almost without exceptions, so the orders are delivered within 1-3 days. Exceptions to the estimated delivery times are told, if any out of stock - items are in the shopping cart and we will inform you for potential delays immediately after the order.
We are not responsible for delays or indirect harms caused by a force majeure. Online store informs about exceptions in opening hours on the website.
Products have a 14-day return right in business-to-consumer transactions. Products returned have to be unused and in flawless condition, with the price tags attached. The return right does not apply to earrings that go through the lobe, underwear, swimming suits, socks or pantyhose. We will check the condition of the products before refunding a payment.
When returning or exchanging products, you can inform us by email (or by mobile). This is especially important, so we can make sure the exchangeable product is available, and reserve it for you. Pack the products tidily in either the original package or another similar package. Add the filled return form into the package to help processing the return. You can find more detailed return instructions here. Ask for a receipt for your return at the post office and keep the receipt, until the return has been completely processed.
The customer is responsible for the shipping costs of the products. We cover all the shipping costs for domestic returns and exchanges. Customer is responsible for the costs of a return from outside of Finland.
Letter-returns will be paid by the customer, but we will possibly return the paid shipping cost back to you. Other shipping costs paid during the buying process will not be returned during the return process. In case the order is cancelled before we have delivered it, we will return the total sum of the order, including the shipping costs. We will complete the return within 14 days with the payment method used to make the order.
Read more about Payment, Shipping, Returns from here.
Leaving a package unclaimed is not the same as return or a cancellation. For unclaimed packages that have not been cancelled, we will demand shipping costs.
In case a product or a package is lost or has got defective during the transport, or if it doesn't match your order, you have to inform about the mistake within 14 days. You can find our contact information here.