During the war years (1939 – 44), the weaving mill supplied the Finnish Defence Forces with galloons and ribbons for military medals. The manufacture of Christmas Decorations had to be suspended due to rationing.
Rationing continued even for some time after the war, but one could, however, buy raw materials that made export business possible. For the export trade with decorations made of silver thread, a subsidiary was founded in the spring of 1946: Koristevienti Oy in Hanko, the southernmost town in Finland. The first export products were shipped to Sweden.