The company was founded by designer Paola Suhonen and her sister Pirjo Suhonen in 1998. Paola’s design ideology of aesthetic, genuine everyday-use fashion clothing has gained widestream support. IVANAhelsinki carries line of fashion clothes with reputation for Finnish hand labor, high quality materials, bright colors and in-house print designs. IVANAhelsinki factory resides in Lahti and company store in Helsinki.
VANAhelsinki or Ivana Helsinki is a Finnish fashion company (also known as a "label" or "house"). Clothes are sold by many respected retail outlets worldwide.