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OUR NEW SITE

WELCOME TO THE NEW NORTHBOUND STORE!

after a few years we thought it was time for a fresh start, with a new logo and style. we hope you like it as much as we do!

of course we still be Northbound store but with a new twist and products from more of our new nordic friends. Feel free to check the site and if you have questions you can contact us at hello@northboundstore.com.

and you know, we do it all..

 

..WITH LOVE FROM THE NORDICS

Happy feet with Swedish wooden shoes!!

NEW!! Swedish Hasbeens in store now!

The Story:

"Her name was Anita and she was the hottest mum in all of southern Sweden in the 1970’s. While smoking Camel she screamed at her kids until her curlers fell out and just looked fabulous in her white high-heeled clogs.

One summer day in 2006 we found the shoes she wore (300 pairs of red, white and black beautiful clogs from the 70’s) in the basement of an old clog factory in the neighboring village and brought them to Stockholm. So for all these people that shared our love for Anita’s wooden shoes and for ourselves we started Swedish Hasbeens.

Our ambition is to continue to release more incoherent and fun shoes and stuff inspired by Hasbeens that once ruled the planet.

The Hasbeens shoes are based on original 70’s models and are made of ecologically prepared natural grain leather since it’s the most beautiful and the highest quality at the same time as it’s environmentally friendly.
They are still handmade with respect for people and the environment in the old traditional way, and in small factories that have made shoes for decades. Our production methods and material are kind to nature and people. Happy toffels make happy people."

Eco-friendly stockings from Sweden: Swedish Stockings!

The beautiful Nadja and Linn from Sweden are on a mission! Eco friendly stockings, why not! Made of recycled yarn, but Nadja and Linn want to take it a step further...looking at the production, the dyeing and energy use of the factory. And the stockings are super comfortable, durable and in beautiful deep colors and patterns!

Their story...:

"Each year, two billion pairs of tights are produced, worn once and then discarded, helping to make the textile industry the second most polluting industry in the world. Landfills everywhere are full of poorly made and cheap non-biodegradable textiles – and it’s getting worse. Nylon yarn, which is currently used to produce most modern pantyhose, is created from an environmentally harmful petroleum-based manufacturing process that leads to damaging carbon emissions and not only are they bad for the planet, they don’t last. These harmful practices in the fashion industry are all too common.

We believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way, and so Swedish Stockings was launched. A forerunner in sustainably produced nylon stockings, Swedish Stockings produce beautiful pantyhose from recycled yarn. Our factories engage in sustainable practises including the use of environmentally friendly dyes, post-dyeing water treatment and the use of solar power for much of the energy needed in the manufacturing process.

We are proud to combine sustainability, quality and great design and hope our customers will feel the same pride in wearing them."

northbound featuring ring by Louise Kragh (DK) in Marie-Claire!

What a great choice by Marie-Claire (NL)! They love our webshop and had this small space to fill up, with one item...and they chose the Enamel Curve Ring by Louise Kragh Jewelry from Arhus in Denmark! And it looks awesome!!

Wanna find out more about the ring? Don't hesitate to check it out here! It's a stunning but still refined ring, adjustable in size and made of gold plated silver. 

Enjoy your Summer! 

It's ALL about...the weather

A Swedish friend is visiting this weekend. Been years since we saw each other! 

A message from her on FB: "I thought you said you would have nicer weather at the end of May. Just checked the forecast before starting to pack and saw that we'll be having shittier weather in NL than here in Sweden?! Rain and 10-14 degrees?! WTF?" (...I've been trying to figure out what these last letters mean...my guess: WeaTher Forecast?...:)

I don't know why, but I feel terribly guilty and almost responsible...that the weather is so...Nordic!

Since I started my nordic adventure with northbound...I've noticed that the weather has not been very Spring/Summery sunny hot... I sometimes use it to promote my shop, my nordic concept...posting things like 'cold weather coming #withlovefromthenordics' or 'nordic weather outside northbound's Pop-Up store'. See here, last Friday...hailing outside the store...

 

Well, OK, not very funny to keep joking about. But it's just not fair! It's not the Spring we've been hoping for. And, to make it worse...I just read a weather forecast blog...where they say that this Summer is going to be the worse Summer since...a long, looooong time. 

To ease the pain...and get the smile back upon our faces: just keep looking out for northbound's great products from...the Nordics. I don't dare say, but...it can take all weather types!!! 

Lovely jumpers by Chill Norway... beautiful smart jackets by Amatør... easy fit T-shirts by The Baand...playful watches by TRIWA...sturdy leather bags by MOO Norway...fun lights by Northern Lighting...fine design jewelry by Pernille Corydon...Cotton brushed blankets by Fabulous Goose...Excellent easy chairs by RVW...Raw expressive jewelry by ByBillgren...Every day fresh boxers by Bread&Boxers...Angel-like stool by Addinterior...Hand made wire baskets by KORBO...

And...soon to come...a real great (fashionable) asset for rainy days...Keep you posted! Follow us on Facebook!

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