New Brand Alert: Zum Zum Rata Dum Dum

by Scandinavian mum

Zum Zum Rata Dum Dum was founded by Mikaela Rahmqvist, a Swedish woman based in Hong Kong. The first collection consists of tees in 100% organic cotton with playful prints in certified colours. The Can’t you see collection is celebrating each step and milestone in a young child’s life, appreciating the importance of a happy childhood. The collection My Monkey, which also include the prints like My Diamond, My Love and My Sweetie emphasises the fact that each child deserves care and love, no matter what. And if a super cute soft organic tee is not tempting enough you should also know that 10% of all proceedings are donated to the charity Changing Young Lives Foundation that has helped unprivileged children in Hong Kong and China since 1950. We spotted the brand at the Scandinavian Minimall Pop-up Shop in London last week.
Here’s our snap shot, to share with you! Available online at Scandinavian Minimall.

Gooey Brand retro Owl print dress

by Scandinavian mum

We are currently doing a review on this gorgeous apple coloured dress with a cool hand printed owl by the up and coming new brand and shop concept from Sweden, The Gooey Brand.
Little A is head over heels with the blue eyed owl that sits on a branch. And as the little collector she is she simply loves the two front pockets. The A-line short sleeved dress is made of soft organic cotton with a really nice finish. Wear it on its own with a cardi or as a tunic with trousers and a tee underneath. Available in size 86-116 €40

© Photos by Little Scandinavian

So this is how we review clothes -up side down!
The children would wear it, we’ll wash it and then wear it again -and then we’ll let you know what we think!

Green Cotton Spring Summer 2011

by Scandinavian dad

Green Cotton “is what it says on the tin”; organic soft cotton. The label Green Cotton is owned by Novotex – the first in the World with tees made of certified organic cotton. Novotex has won several prizes for bringing the environmental awareness into the textile industry.
Green Cotton has existed as a registered trademark since late 80’s, and as a children’s collection since 2006. The garments are so comfortable to wear and with colourful and fun prints they’ll probably end up as your child’s favourite piece this spring.

Photo: Green Cotton

Green Cotton is available at

Naty and Nature Babycare with new clothing range

by Scandinavian mum

Naty is a small entrepreneurial company founded by Marlene Sandberg, a Swedish mother and a champion of environmental causes.
The Swedish based company provides environmentally aware parents organic options in personal care products with their Nature Babycare range.

Find out more about Nature Babycare and clothing by Naty at

New this year is a clothing range in organic cotton and wool. -And they are showcasing their very first collection at Bubble London this January!
We are very much looking forward to have a closer look (and feel) of the garments by Naty in utterly pure materials.

Watch this space.

Find out more about Bubble London by visiting
or see other Scandinavian exhibitors that will be showcasing their very latest collection in London this month.
Photo: Naty

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 and Summer news from Lille Barn

by Scandinavian mum

Lille Barn (Little Children) has managed to create yet a lovely collection in organic merino wool, organic cotton and Bamboo. The London based Norwegian talented and most charming Reidun Oliveira is the head designer behind the brand, and for her the quality of each piece and the love and comfort the child will experience by wearing it is what’s important. She has also chosen to have all her garments produced in Europe, and yet they are still surprisingly affordable.
Lille Barn is clothing for babies and children up to 6 years. Her knitted winter collection in the softest Merino Wool is what the customers really love. But I must admit, this summer collection can not be a disappointment for all Lille Barn fans. Many items like the all in one suit shown to the left is the typical Lille Barn signature style. There is also some lovely fabrics and romantic summer dresses to be found. And many items are mix and match.
But what we are especially impressed about is the boys collection. Chunky knitted organic cotton sweaters in different colours. Comfortable shorts for those hot summer days. And we simply love the reversible jacket with matching bucket hat! Don’t miss out on this one!
Online boutique is to be launched this spring. Meanwhile there are several lovely shops that stock Lille Barn; Kidsen, Cute U Look, Squibbly Biskit, Little Bou and Yellow Lolly

Photo: Lille Barn