It all started from the passion to food and friends

Markus “MaCCa” Nilsson, Founder and CEO of Tregren, is a passionate home chef that loves to prepare most delicious meals for his big family and friends. As any chef, Markus makes an effort to cook his dishes using the most delicious and fresh ingredients. Aromatic herbs are a huge component in any cuisine as they provide identity and soul to the food. So, Markus always used a lot of pre potted herbs that can be bought in any supermarket or garden center here in Finland. He soon started to realize that he rarely used more than 30% of each pot on the dish he bought the herb pot for and the remaining would go bad after only a couple of days at home. One winter he calculated to have bought around 100 pre potted plants, which meant that about 70 pots were thrown away. This huge waste of food and resources worried him and he started to research on the problem on a larger and global scale.

Markus soon realized that the food waste problem is much bigger than this, as he soon found out that 45% all vegetables and fruits produced globally for human consumption goes to waste every year. He also learned that food waste alone makes up for 9% of the humanity’s ecological footprint.

Shaken by this he decided to take action and make an impact in solving this problem. He started working on developing a product that would allow for anyone to grow their own herbs and vegetables at home. Knowing that not everyone has a green thumb he wanted to make user experience as easy as possible. To make his project even more ambitious, Markus wanted to develop a product that not only provided great functionality but also was a great interior decoration piece that would look great in any home.

“Ten years ago growing food inside your home was seen as something of a science fiction dream, which I thought was somewhat awkward as we have been growing our own food for centuries only to forget this in the last 60-80 years. If I could enable everyone to grow their own food, it would not only reduce the ever growing amount of food waste but it would also provide healthy and nutritious food for us.
Another strong drive for me was the fact that as a father of 5 children, I wanted to work with something that would help save the planet instead of destroying it.” says Markus.

And from this project, in June 2010, Tregren was founded. The company is specialized in developing and producing ecological, stylish and user-friendly urban gardening solutions.

The three core values were also established right from the start and they function still today as the guidelines for all our activities.:

  • Joy of simplicity – gardening needs to be easy so that everyone can experience the joy of success
  • Nordic design – representing Tregren’s roots in Finland, the products’ Nordic design combines style and functionality with inspiration from the northern wilderness
  • In terms with nature – a guideline followed at all levels of the company to always taking the best effort in minimizing the carbon footprint of its products and activities.

Recognized worldwide for its tech and design industries, Finland played a huge role in allowing the company to access the best R&D resources and talented designers.

“It has been a long and challenging journey to get this far, but there are only a few days during these 10 years I would like to change. There will certainly be new challenges and I feel confident that we are well equipped together with our partners to meet all new opportunities and continue shaping the world we live in” Markus concludes.

During the first 10 years Tregren has launched three generations of kitchen gardens and developed a patented vertical garden, sold products to more than 40 countries and won design awards as well as consumer test. It has certainly been a wonderful adventure so far- Stay tuned for part II of Tregren’s journey, we will be publishing in the coming week.

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Ordering
You can shop at the store.tregren.com webstore if you are at least an 18-year old consumer living in Finland or in another European country. Ordering does not require registration.

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Time of delivery
We deliver the products to you via DHL Express delivery securely and quickly. You will recieve the package in approx. 1-3 days after we have received your order. If the delivery of the product is delayed for some reason, we aim to inform you about it as soon as possible.

In July and around Christmas our time of delivery is 14 days.

Delivery to EU countries 9,5 Eur  for orders worth less than 50 Eur, to countiries outside EU 15 Eur for orders less than 50 Eur.
The delivery is shipped to you by DHL.

The right of return and change of products
All our products have a 14-day right of change and return according to the Finnish Consumer Protection Act. The product shall be unused and in the original sales package. Please always first contact our customer service at info@tregren.com before sending your order back to us. 

Return address:
Tregen / 3Gren Oy
Maininkitie 6
02320 ESPOO, FINLAND

We will return the price as stated in the Finnish Consumer Protection Act. The returns will be refunded to the credit card. When you change products, we will refund the value of the total sum of your order. We will return the extra money, if the amount of the return is greater than the amount of the new product(s) you have ordered. We will compensate the refunds at latest in 30 days after the return. We are ask you to always before any returns contact us by e-mail at info@tregren.com or by phone to + 358 50 568 9770.

Wrong or faulty product
If you received a wrong product or the product is faulty or damaged, contact our customer service immediately either by e-mail info@tregren.com or by phone to + 358 50 568 9770.

Cancelling an order
If you want to cancel your order and the delivery has not yet been shipped, you can cancel the order by contacting our customer service. If the delivery has already been shipped, you should act as described in the return instructions.

Customer register description

Registrar:
Tregen / 3Gren Oy
Maininkitie 6
02320 ESPOO, FINLAND

The name of the register:
3Gren Ltd’s customer register

Person in charge of the register:
Markus Nilsson
markus.nilsson@tregren.com
Tel. +358 50 568 9770

The register is used for the customer relationship activities, invoicing and communication between the customers and Tregren / 3Gren Ltd.

Information in the register:
Contact information; name, address, e-mail, telephone
The customer’s order history

Disclosure of information:
The information is not disclosed to third parties.