Contemporary kid’s fashion‎ by A Monday in Copenhagen

Sporty urban with a modern, minimalists touch, produced in soft, comfortable fabrics that are certified eco-friendly. Did I mention affordable? What more can you wish for from a kids wear brand? A MONDAY in Copenhagen is a new, fast growing danish label, which is currently making its way into the British market. This summer we are expecting a 'fruit festival' of a collection, with styles to suit...

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Nordic in London? What’s on for February

Here it is, a summery on what's on for February 2020, with dates for your Nordic diary. From events and happenings to traditions and celebrations of the month. Highlights include the Sami National day, a viking themed supper club in Central London and last but not least, the Scandinavian celebration of lent, with a delicious sweet treat. Read on! Nordic Events & Happenings in London 23rd...

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5 tips to cure Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a name given to a day in January, typically the third Monday of the month, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. In 2020 Blue Monday falls today, on Monday 20th of January. Blue Monday arrives as result of a combination of cold weather, the financial strain of covering the cost of Christmas and the New Years optimistic talk about...

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Soft Gallery SS20 – A Place under the sun

Kidswear concept brand Soft Gallery was founded in Denmark in 2007. Tine Holt Møller is the head designer and owner of the brand who in collaboration with artists designs collections seeking to stimulate creativity and inspire young minds. Soft Gallery creates beautiful and poetic luxury children's clothing. Every item is a soft canvas brought to life by artists from all over the world. This...

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Christening in Norway – how to welcome the new baby

You have been invited to a christening in Norway but have no clue on what's expected? This is a small introduction, from the ceremony, the role of the god parent to what to wear and what gifts to get! What does it mean to be a godparent in Norway? If you have been invited to be a god parent, congratulations! It's a great honour and it means the parents regard you as someone they would want in...

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Noa Noa miniature AW19

The Danish brand Noa Noa miniature, for girls up to 12 years and boys up to 4 years, has just launched its winter sale. The brand was founded in 1981 to create an alternative to mainstream fashion. Inspired by travel and different cultures, the Noa Noa wanted to focus on a classic yet feminine design, richly detailed with a slightly bohemian touch. The brand includes four lines; Noa Noa Woman,...

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Brands to watch at Ciff Youth AW 20/21

Arguably the most important trade show to attend when in the market for Nordic children's fashion and lifestyle is Copenhagen based, CIFF YOUTH (previously CIFF KIDS). We have our long time favourite brands, who we always see every season, including Minimalisma, Christina Rohde, Soft Gallery and Serendipity only to mention a few. Other popular lifestyle brands include Konges Sløyd and Liewood....

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Why I would like to learn how to knit

I've recently written an article about yarn shops in Norway and I couldn't help thinking to myself, if only I could learn how to knit. One of the owners I spoke to claimed that everyone can. But seriously, I've tried. I've done courses, been in and out of yarn shops, pestered both my mum and my mother in law with loose hoops and unreadable patterns - to no avail. Not even one single finished...

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Countdown to Christmas with Pierrot La Lune

Buying sustainable is perhaps more important than ever in a time where UNICEF tells us that more than 600 million children will live with severe water shortage by 2040 if we do not change fundamentally in our behaviour.  It's in times like these you would be delighted to discover the simple and timeless design, clothing to be worn for generations, from Pierrot La Lune. The small...

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Nordic Council Environment Prize 2019 – the runners up

The winner of the Nordic Council Environment Prize for 2019 famously said that 'the climate doesn't need awards'. Which is true. However, it wasn't the climate that received the award. Perhaps more so than ever the climate need people, people who care, who do what they can. These people, by receiving an award, will receive attention for all their hard work and again reach and inspire others to...

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