Fruity News, Children’s clothes from Villervalla

by Scandinavian mum

Villervalla is all about colour and playfulness, good quality and comfort. The founder of Villervalla, Hanna Håkansson had been a children’s clothing shop owner since 1999. Based on her experience she started designing fun unisex children’s clothing in 2005, with a fun unisex-concept for newborn and up to 8 years. Villervalla is based in the picturesque old town of Gothenburg, with a design and product development studio, an office, an outlet and one of the concept stores situated here.
This week Villervalla Spring Summer 2012 collection seem to have popped up in many independent children’s clothing shops around the world. And we are absolutely delighted that’s it’s become available in the UK too!

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Christmassy and colourful Smafolk

by Scandinavian mum

When we think about Scandinavian Christmas we tend to think less is more, keep it simple. Let’s go white and red or perhaps green instead of red. And a dash of silver? But not all Scandinavian brands are all things white…

Celebrate a vibrant and colourful Christmas with clothing from danish children’s fashion label Smafolk (Little People).
They have an extensive clothing line with anything from bedlinen and underwear to outerwear. Make sure to check out their wind resistant outerwear too for the coming snowy season, that will in line with the rest of the collection definitely brighten up your day!

Photo: Smafolk

Todays inspiration

by Scandinavian mum

If you are in to retro and funky design for your child you should visit
I even found the wallpaper I had in my room back in the eighties! I found Retro Villa on one of my favourite danish blogs

Danish Mette Helena Rasmussen is the creative designer and interior stylist behind the shop, selling wallpaper, bedlinen, fabrics, furniture and lots more.

Have to warn you though -the site is only in danish! But you could always browse through the pictures -for inspiration!

Photo: RetroVilla

Brokiga, Who?

by Scandinavian mum

Brokiga is a collection of quality products for children, inspired by the characters from the Who?- series. The line consists of clothing and furnishings, bedding and other items for the child’s room.

Stina Wirsen is in collaboration with her mother Carin Wirsen the swedish author of about 40 popular children’s books. The philosophy behind these books is that the small child should be taught skills such as counting and reading in a pleasant way, stimulating the child’s natural curiosity and will to explore. They are expressive and cute without being too cutesy. Happiness, mischievousness, frustration and anger are emotions expressed within this world.

The brand is also very environmental friendly with organic and ecologically sound production. For example the cotton products are made of organic cotton and the prints are produced in Sweden on climate compensated paper.

Brokiga is available online from Sweden at House of Hedda

Photo: Brokiga

Spring news for Småfolk (Little People)

by Scandinavian mum

Danish Småfolk (means Little people in danish) is such a well known and established brand in the UK so it might surprise you that it was founded only 5 years ago. Their use of vibrant colours knows no boundaries as their kid’s clothes throw all the rules out the window in pursuit of memorable outfits. They almost operate under the mantra that colours can’t clash if they are gorgeous enough. Småfolk love bold colours and prints that make you sit up and take notice! Created for children that want to be noticed, their collections of clothes are anything but dull with patterns that little ones are likely to remember for the rest of their lives…

Their new spring collection is packed with all the stuff you always find in a Småfolk Collection – T-shirts, pants, dresses and lots of baby clothes. But there are also plenty of news like several new dress and sweatshirt models, rainwear and rubber boots in two new colors and their popular bedding in a cream colored background throughout the 8 colors.

Little people! Get ready for lots of beautiful spring experiences with Småfolk!

Photo: Småfolk