Marimekko is a Finnish textile and clothing design house renowned for its original prints and colours since 1951.The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories. Two designers in particular, Vuokko Nurmesniemi with bold stripes, and Maija Isola with large simple floral prints, created hundreds of distinctive patterns and helped to make Marimekko a household name across the world. In 2007, Marimekko began opening individually owned Marimekko Concept Stores in the United States and Canada. Currently there are stores located in New York, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Oxford, Mississippi; Miami, Florida; and Vancouver, British Columbia. By September 2011 there were 84 stores across the world.