Organic Cotton in the spotlight

At northbound store we've been selling The Baand's organic Tee's and winter knits since our opening, last year...! The cotton is absolutely of the highest quality! Soft and strong! The knits...of baby Alpaca wool...are amazing, so soft.

Let us tell you a bit more about the philosophy behind this awesome Danish brand, The Baand.

The Baand was founded in 2009 by Designer, Julie Villumsen & Textile Purchaser, Stine Bauer Boskov. Both had been working in fashion for a while, but it was not until a trip to Lima that they had ever felt such a fantastic softness and high quality of cotton.

And there came the idea of real fair fashion basics. Those favorite pieces in your wardrobe that always save the day and make you look your best!

That's why The Baand started to call their shirts, cardigans, pants, skirts...their Everyday Heroes!

The Baand is deadly serious and dedicated to a perfect fit, unique craftsmanship and attention to every detail. Furthermore, they don't like the idea of consuming without thinking. Don´t like to throw things away. That's why The Baand decided to create clothes that stand the test of time, and just get better and better the more you wear them!

The Peruvian organic cotton that they use in their products, is among the world´s absolute finest. The quality is amazing. The fibers are extremely long and therefore super soft and strong at the same time. Which basically means, that their clothes last for years and really can become true favorites in your wardrobe.

In Peru, just outside Lima, The Baand has the Tee's produced in a small factory where they also produce in a fair way! No waste of fabrics, vegetable dye to color the fabrics and no child labor. This is what The Baand shared on their Facebook, just before traveling to Lima this month.

"These 6 girls are the ones who have sewn our SS14 garments in Lima. They used to be homeless but now they all live across the street from the workshop who has given them a job and taught them how to sew! The girl in the striped tee is Ruth, the girl in black is Carmen - we are going to meet them in April when we travel to Peru!"



Since 2014, The Baand also has Tee's produced in a small factory in Portugal. Also of great 100% organic cotton or beautiful soft 100% linen.

Have a look at all the Tee's by The Baand on northbound's webshop, click here


Last but not least, spotted on Dutch Television, presenter Froukje de Both wearing The Baand's "Ganesa" oversize T-shirt in vintage washed color "porto stella"! (click here to see the shirt in our webshop!)

Mother's Day...some nordic suggestions!

So, mother's day is approaching. Of course northbound store sells lots of lovely stuff for moms! Great jewelry by Pernille Corydon, lovely wallets by MOO Norway, wonderful (organic) fashion basics by The Baand or Chill Norway...and what about the watches and shades by TRIWA?!

Getting dizzy...not my intention! 

So let's focus on some bigger elements in life...interior stuff! Do you want me to sum it up, or should I just leave you to take a look yourself! If you click here, you'll see all our lovely interior designer stuff from Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

But, let me put this special interior accessory brand in the spotlight, KORBO baskets from Sweden!

KORBO makes sturdy design baskets out of steel wire. And just one (long) wire per basket!

The baskets have already been used for decades by fishermen in Sweden. A basket that can withstand all kinds of weather   conditions...wind, rain, snow...

And withstand all your clutter, washing, empty bottles, fire wood or fresh apples from the garden...

Please check out our webshop for further info! All shapes and sizes are listed there. 

And check out the accessories like the inner bottom plate or the planting bag. 

Soon to be added: the laundry bag and useful basket hanger!

May 10, 2013 — Mila Kluen

Matthew Langille

Recently Matthew Langille, NY based illustrator, posted a link to on his facebookpage.

A real honor, coz we really love his work! Two nordic brands that we sell use his illustrations on their designs: Fabulous Goose from Sweden and The Baand, from Denmark.

Matthew has already made a name for himself working with some of the best-known global fashion houses and design firms around the world, such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Adidas, Swatch, Haviana's, Victoria's Secret etc.

@ northbound store you can see his designs when clicking on Fabulous Goose or The Baand

Fabulous goose offers us great pillows and blankets, with illustrated designs by Matthew. It's called the Wild Things collection. The Predator blanket sounds quite scary...but when you see the owls on that super soft blanket, you just want to cuddle into it. And the pillows...they're just pure FUN to have on your favorite couch. Big Booty Mouse, or mr. Fly Guy...such humorous and expressive characters!

The Baand offers us super comfortable fashion basics of 100% organic cotton from Peru. An honest product, with great designs! Let's meet Philbert...he's the manager of The Baand on Tour. And, yes, he's got it all under control...being an old rocker himself. Matthew Langille made Philbert come to life through his marker. Be a fan, get Philbert @ northbound store!

We hope to see lots more by Matthew Langille! northbound will follow his designs for our nordic neighbors!

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May 01, 2013 — Mila Kluen