Last Summer we saw the lovely dresses by Tricotage in their little shop in Copenhagen...and fell in love! Such simple elegance, made of honest materials like organic cotton. And the prints are really pretty. Their signature print for this season (Spring/Summer '16) is the dot print and the awesome feather print. Expressive yet uncomplicated. It just makes these dresses even more wonderful to wear. You can dress 'm up with tights or skinny jeans and with some great heels or just wear it comfortable with sneakers or slippers. Whatever the occasion, wear it with a smile!
All dresses are made in a small factory in Lithuania. And we can't wait for the Winter collection...some soft woolen tops and cardigans...and of course more lovely dresses!
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!
"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."
Check out this small tour around our concept store in The Hague (The Netherlands), where we have all the beautiful products of our webshop on display!!
Thank you to all those lovely and enthusiastic people that popped by our stand @ FlavouritesLive! Fair in Amsterdam last weekend!
We loved the atmosphere, the reactions, the great webshops that were there around us as colleague-standholders. See you next year!
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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