Better decisions in 2020

Cheers to making better decisions in 2020?

Let’s talk about clothing for a minute or two here.
For over 6 years I have worked in the apparel industry.
Online alongside a physical store.

From the start, our focus has always been on helping others make conscious choices for their wardrobe. The big milestone for us was when we started to work with family businesses in Jaipur. Hand made clothing, made with love and environmentally friendly.
A process that doesn’t harm our planet or the people who working with our production. Clothing that’s good on your skin.


It feels so weird to even write about that above, how can clothing be poisonous? Is that possible. The more I read up about it, the more scared I got.

FGL Store, is truly special! But let me share how it is, being a small business, fighting against the fast fashion giants. It’s damn hard.

Since buying small quantities – using a weather dependable natural process does make everything more complicated and expensive.
Which is sad, it should be the opposite – we’re doing something good here.
FGL rarely has sales or discounts because simply there is not enough margin for it and don’t want to put more pressure on our team in Jaipur.

The fast-fashion industry has created a mindset of unhealthy expectations and over-consumption that can make it hard for ethical brands to survive.

FGL Clothing is transeasonal. Pieces you wear regardless of the season. Garments that are classic & timeless. That don’t follow trends and are transcendent of seasons.

Since 2013, I’ve seen change in peoples behavior when it comes to consumption. Many people are getting more conscious for sure.
I love hearing how many choose Quality over Quantity. ^
How they only choose Eco friendly made products. It makes my heart sing! Since I’m trying hard to create awareness regarding this matter myself!

  1.  Take Care of the Clothes You Already Own — taking care of the clothes you already own is one of the easiest ways to start building an ethical closet. Hand wash what needs to be hand washed, fold your heavy sweaters rather than hanging them up, replace the button that fell off. Clothes that are well taken care of last longer which means they’ll need to be replaced less often.⁣
  2. Shop Less. Choose well. sustainable clothing — don’t buy clothes that fit, OKAY. Instead be more selective when it comes to shopping and only buy things you 100% love. When you buy things you sorta kinda like you end up with a closet full of so-so stuff you don’t really like and consequently you always have nothing to wear. To fill the void, you shop more and buy more things you don’t really like. It’s a never-ending cycle. Break the cycle by buying quality pieces.⁣
  3.  Buy High Quality Clothes — regardless of the brand, or if you’re buying new or secondhand always buy high quality pieces that will last longer. How do you tell if something is high quality? The three most important things to look at are the fabric, the seams, and the way it’s tailored. The fabric should feel sturdy, comfortable, and evenly woven. The seams should be reinforced, neat, and lay flat against the skin without puckering.⁣
  4. Buy Secondhand — a great, budget friendly way to build an ethical wardrobe is to shop secondhand and vintage.

It’s tough building a fashion brand ESPECIALLY a brand focused on ethical and sustainable business practices.

If we want our favorite brands to stick around we have to support them, that’s why I need your help guys. Please share my post or fglstore.se


Would mean a lot if you could help me reach out to more people.
Tag us in your pictures. Like us on Facebook. Tell your friends about FGL.

I love you all for the support,

Mir



year 2019, let’s look back!

Last month of the year so I thought we could look back on what has happened in 2019 work wise.

First out was Holdit. I was an ambassador for them for 9 month time. This was my last post. Fun to be a part of a Varberg company!

In February I worked with Boråstapeter x Newbie to promote their new collaboration together . The collection was so nice, and soon there is a new collection coming.

Off course there was a lot of updates for my own business too.

The Peony dress was a success.

March came and it was a new collab this spring with Scorett. I love Scorett! They do an awesome job when it comes to sustainable shoes. Their work shoereuse is incredible! Also how they promote how to look after your shoes so they last for long.

April.

Round 2 for Scorett collaboration.

For almost 2 years I’ve been working with Schwarzkopf and Bon Bon hair salon in Gothenburg. This was the first time Finn was with me and lucky Karro was there to look after him.

When I see this picture of my long hair I miss it a lot. Blondme products are surely magic for a blond hair.

May came a long and it started to be warm and very green outside. LOVE May. I had the honor to share about Lindemans alcohol free wines. Which suited me so well. I rarely ever drink any alcohol anymore. Since being pregnant last year and don’t enjoy it anymore so being able to share about Lindemans collection of non alcohol wines was fun!

Started to shoot for Derome. The project is very delayed so you will so more of this by next spring.

Not every collaboration is shared on my blog, smaller jobs only at Instagram so just sharing them I posted on the blog.

June.
Already 6 month in 2019.

Arla products – About supporting fresh cream / milk since the cows are out and about 24/7 in the summer.

The first release of the collaboration with Baby björn came out. Had done this job already in February, the release was when the bed came out.

July! omg. We had the best summer due to this caravan. I spent everyday under the trees in Varberg with finn and Jake, since our little cafe was there. If not here I was in FGL. During the summer we extended our opening hours so if not in the park you found me in my store.

August.

September came and it’s my birth month.
I was mostly working with FGL. Tried to slow down with working too much.

October you beaut.

Smaller jobs posted on my IG.

Froosh was one of them.


Over at FGL I had Madelene to cover for my shift in the store most of my opening hours.
Great for a mom with a 10 month busy baby. & great cause Madelene wanted more hours in our store too. = WIN.

October was extra special due to a holiday to my fave place. Malta.

November froosh smoothies – twice! 100% my best smoothie that I always buy for an in between meal. Their smoothies are just fruits, nothing else.

December been few updates from our store FGL.
Still chance to get your delivery in time if you order tonight or tomorrow.

Look at these sets we put together. They been popular – perfect gift set.

& that was about it. 2019 been busy. I’m feeling grateful and happy about all collaborations I’ve done.

The last week of this year is going to be slow. Only family stuff and some FGL time, in a weeks time we fly out to England to celebrate Christmas.

Alright me lovers, talk soon. or next year!
All my love to you, thanks for following me here. xx

a little reminder

I’m on my way to work and wanted to remind you to place your order latest today to receive it in time for Christmas.
Guaranteed by DHL.


I posted a picture of me yesterday wearing our polka flower dress and got a lot of DM’s wondering were I bought the dress. From the store!

The photo is taken by my phone in the dark – so the quality ain’t so good. (camera kaput)
But never mind, it’s Christmas who cares about a blurry photo right? !

Marie is joining me today, FGL’s last pop up this year! Come by and hang out with us peps, fika for those who come. Also we have some fine prices on lots of products – you find them here.

Better put my favorite dress on and some make up, Finn kept us awake a lot last night sooooo I need to freshen’ up.

All my love, m

In paid collaboration with my own business FGL Store.

Christmas gifts

Christmas for me is to help others in need.
I support organizations such as Läkarmissionen and Christmas time I support them extra.
– Like giving a safe birth to a mother.
– Plant trees
– The need for water, donate so more people get the chance to drink clean water.

My heart hurts so much thinking of how many people suffers around this globe. We all can do better to help!

Read this;

”With a rainfall limited to a short rainy season and with only a few water sources, daily search for water is the highest priority for the rural population of Niger. Most often, the heavy responsibility of collecting water for women and girls falls. They have to go very long distances which is not only difficult and sometimes dangerous, it is also time consuming. This means that it becomes difficult to catch up on studies or vocational training. The water that the women collect is often contaminated, sometimes it can even be deadly. In these cases, women face an impossible choice – a safe death without water or possibly dying due to dirty water. When a village in the world’s poorest country Niger receives a well that provides clean, fresh water, it will be a huge change. Especially for the women and their daughters, but in practice for everyone in the village. Including the animals. With your gift, we can ensure that some of those who still lack water get a well drilled.”

This is their reality, their everyday life. HELP OUT IF YOU CAN.

I drink water everyday from the tap, I shower, I water my plants.
We are so privileged. Got damn it, we take it for granted!



”Tree planting improves the climate and you get wood, wood or fruit that the family can use or sell for money. And the trees will be of long-term benefit and enjoyment for future generations as well. In Ethiopia, logging and climate-unsustainable farming practices have long been a problem. Grazing livestock and firewood for households has gradually led to a depletion of the soil and in many places severe soil erosion. Now we are trying to find ways to make sustainable and climate-resistant solutions. In the Awassa region, Läkarmission supports a tree planting project with different kinds of trees, both fruit trees and other varieties that are especially suitable for the region and the climate here. Tree planting means a lot to the people of the area and is an important part of helping vulnerable families cope with their food supply”

The basic cost for 15 plants of a fast growing variety is SEK 50.
I just bought 45 plants – for the cost of ”eating out once” .


The more I read up on Läkarmissionen website the more I question my own lifestyle and the greed we all have who live in countries like Sweden and the rest.

I gave birth to our son Finn last Christmas and had a very long birth experience. Over 16h in labour, and Finn was not coming out. My body was so tired and our baby was stuck. Lucky us, that we have the best hospitals. It was never a danger for us but it would of been for the women in Kongo.

”The infant mortality rate in DR Congo is one of the highest in the world.
At the Panzi Hospital you can also ensure that poor women can give birth to their children in a safe environment. Here is care for premature babies and the opportunity to give caesarean sections when needed. A gift that saves lives. The Medical Mission was involved in building the Panzi Hospital about fifteen years ago – in the midst of a burning civil war. Today, Panzi is a concept throughout the region. Many people walk for days to seek care and help at the hospital.
For only SEK 150, you are involved in helping a woman give birth to her baby in a clean hospital and under the supervision of a doctor, instead of at home.”

As a very privileged mother I feel this is the least I can do for a mother in need.

Few weeks till Christmas peps, perhaps donate money this year instead of buying material things.
Make a change for someone who needs it more than you.
Truly, you can change a lot with just little.

Thanks for reading this far. & thanks to Läkarmissonen who works hard and changes life.






New look over at FGL

It’s the 3rd week in November and we had a shoot outside.
I don’t need to explain how cold it was, but we made it! Mollie was an absolute star who survived in all those photos being barefoot and bare legs.

Kristin just finished all the editing, and right now I’ve been updating our Facebook shop.

FGL has a completely new look, all photos are taken in Varberg, we’ve been using different models and even had a different photographer cause it’s usually Kritin or me.
The newest members in FGL collection are the beige lounge shirt and the bird robe. They are both incredibly gifts for yourself or someone you love this Christmas .

The lounge shirt is lovely with jeans open or closed. Our match it with our blooming pants and feel cozy at home.

Thanks to Mollie, Merry, Johanna, Ellen, Fideli, Kristin, Therese, Jenny and Jake for these days! You guys are great.

Now I’m gonna sort out the winner in the competition we had the other day. 2 lucky couples will be drawn – and get notified latest tomorrow.
Thanks for joining in guys.

Till next time. xx

(payed update with my own company FGL Store.)