Svalan tarina alkoi, koska se oli välttämätöntä.
1940-luvun vaikeina aikoina Svalan perheen naiset valmistivat miehille työvaatteita kankaista, jotka leikattiin käytetyistä armeijan mantteleista. Muuta ei silloin ollut saatavilla pohjoisessa Kärsämäen kaupungissa.

Two creative professionals from Finland, Antti Laitinen and Jarkko Kallio, founded Helsinki-based FRENN in 2013 fulfilling the need to update menswear traditions with innovation and ease. They both have over twenty years of experience in the textile and clothing industry, earning their stripes in major Finnish textile and design firms. FRENN arose from a desire to create pieces that people would cherish for years, if not decades. Name FRENN comes from words fresh and Nordic.

R-Collection is a family owned Finnish leisurewear brand.
The Saastamoinen family has been designing and producing clothing and accessories with skills and passion for nearly four decades.
The headquarters and the main factory site are situated in a little town of Kajaani, rural north-eastern Finland.

We have stood long enough in cold rain, to favour simple and functional design that focuses on materials respecting the harsh Northern climate.

Life is a rocky road with its ups and downs.
Our goal is to minimise the problem of getting dressed appropriately, so you’ll have time to worry about the bigger picture. Whether it means waking up to a hectic routine with kids, an overwhelming day at work, or just plain harsh weather.
Through the rough seas – is a state of mind that means perseverance in front of adversity.

Ivana Helsinki is an independent art, fashion and cinema brand, delicately merging Slavic melancholy with pure Scandinavian moods and Americana Vintage with a hint of nostalgia.
“Ivana Helsinki started as my personal art-project; now it’s a way of living. I could easily spend my life as a nomad, raising stories of love and life and going to my road trips – but it is pretty much ok to do cute, straight cotton and woolen dresses for charismatic drummer girls and girl-women with beautiful souls instead. My world is for the ones whom love moonlit fields, pirates, dark forests, crummy motels, champagne states of drunkenness, fragile butterflies, passionate relationships, cowboys and guardian angels. After all, they all are just after a love of their lives, rarely seen peaceful madness; just waiting to see, will he be a rockstar, a motor biker, a gnome, a cosmonaut or a sailor.”

Our name in the Finnish language means snow, so it will come as no surprise to say that the color white is central to the story of LUMI.

DARK and EDGY design aesthetics merging with vibrant art prints, natural organic materials and leather are the key elements and main foundation of the MIRKKA METSOLA -brand.

The founder and creative director Mirkka Metsola comes from a family of designers, artisans and carpenters. In 2009 a young determined Finnish designer, barely a college graduate founded the brand with a mission to design and manufacture clothes with a personal style that lasts time.

Now with a long term relationship all collections are produced with sustainable and ethical values in Tallinn, Estonia and designed in Helsinki with a high respect for working environment, low amount of fabric waste and great craftsmanship.

For Mirkka Metsola inspiration is everywhere. Music is everything. The designer’s love for dramatic intensity and darkness, sound and subcultures, David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick films, the contemporary arts and architecture take their indispensable place in the design language.

Marimekko is a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.

Sophie Sälekari is a 23 year old Finnish fashion
designer who graduated in spring 2013 from
Aalto University School of Art Design and Architecture.
She is currently based in Helsinki.