An update

My heart is overwhelmed, by all your loving over my update through insta stories yesterday, with Finn being very ill . For weeks he’s been struggling. Nasty flu, ear infections, diarrhea and a fever which won’t go away. It’s been on and off since before New Years.

Many visits to the doctor and the 4th visit was to A&E (IR) yesterday morning because it was all too much.

Finn had an aggressive rash all over his body, blisters inside and outside his mouth and it felt like it only was getting worse every hour that passed.

When we arrived at hospital, Finn & Jake stayed outside in the car as he was covered in that rash – the hospitals are always cautious when it comes to dealing with a rash incase its contagious .
It took 40 minutes until a nurse came and we spoke outside the waiting room to be on the safe side.
At first glance she said it was 3 or 5 day fever because a rash often follows with that, however, this has been over 5 days so it all felt wrong.

We were placed in a room for 3 hours until the doctor came and then it started, the doctor came in and out a few times. It was all dealt with caution, and finally they suspected measles.
There may be a chance he can have measles, two specialists came from Halmstad to have a look at him since the doctors in Varberg weren’t experts on this. For safety reasons and uncertainty the hospital wing (where we were) was sectioned off in fear of it being measles. It’s dangerous for elderly, young and very sick people.
Many check ups later and we were finally on our way home.
The most stressful day as parents that’s for sure. Finn was so good the whole time in the hospital, I wonder how he still can smile due to so much pain.

We had a long night with night mares and crying, bless him.
Got such a sweet text from a friend who wanted to come by with lunch for us. We went out for a ride with the car to get Finn sleeping faster, when we got back there was a bag with home made fish soup two chocolate cakes and some quail eggs. Quail eggs are so so good for you, Camilla wrote us a note that said boil these in 3min and give Finn.

Camilla, you are the sweetest soul that drove 20km to give us all this. Thank you so much.
At 3pm the doctor called to let us know it was NOT measles. Thank bloody god for this.
But with ear infection, super high fever for weeks off and on, blisters inside and outside his mouth – which was a herpes infection. The rash all over his body is probably a reaction to the antibiotics he’s been given. So all this together at the same time made it all look like measles .
For now we can only give him comfort, and painkillers till he’s better.

I wanted to write this post cause you were so many that reached out via my instagram and I haven’t had time to reply to all of you. With a community Instagram are when it comes to support. All our love to you guys, thanks for all the love and wishes.

xx

FLU FLU more FLU.

hey hey hey,

You are probably wondering why I haven’t updated anything in a while well its because we’re battling the FLU at home.
ALL three of us have been so ill, it’s been a hard period.
Finn is still very poorly, bless him.
In between the illness, there’s work to do.


I can share some of what I’ve been up to lately .

  • Met the girls for a Kustfolk meeting last Wednesday and we announced the market online on Thursday. So exciting! Save the dates folks! 24-25th of April.
  • I created #fglreuse for all of you to use if you want to buy something from our FGL collection that’s sold out or just sell what you no longer use, I love REUSE! Best thing ever. Clothes should be used, not forgotten in someone’s closet. SO, post a picture and use the tag! PLEASE.
  • I also started ”Last chance” … pieces that are low in stock. Before I can order anything new or restock old favorites to FGL, I need to sell out of pieces first. Thats a new rule and that feels amazing. The collection can’t be any bigger as keeping stock and lots variety cost too much for a small business like FGL.
  • Got in contact with a hotel, who would like to sell FGL pieces.
  • That’s one of my dreams… that FGL is available in other places than my store.

Looking forward to waking up tomorrow and starting fresh.

This week I might go to Stockholm, got invited to the Newbie & Boråstapeter event in Stockholm on Thursday.

Also I’m hoping to hug an old friend of mine… soon as we’re 100% healthy again.
On Wednesday there’s gonna be a shoot for Kustfolk and FGL pieces with Jenny Brandt, she’s is the coolest cat I tell you.
I do hope the final days of January are 1000% better than the previous weeks.
Fingers crossed me lovers, before I end this update I want to say thank you for following. You are the best!

xx



FREE SHIPPING

Just checking in quickly to share the news

FGL STORE has free shipping world wide till tomorrow night.

Finn Jake & I has had the flu over a week now. We’ve been so ill.
Still struggling to be honest, that’s why it has been no updates here.

Let me show you my latest pictures from work the past few days.

Love our grey polka dot dress especially with a tee.
After this photo was taken it sold out!
Let me tell you a secret; The Blue Polka dress is coming back this spring.

Dandelion dress is a life savior on the grey days, you feel like a summers day wearing it!


This photo was from Wednesday night. The shoes stole the attention, probably 40 dm’s about : WHERE did you buy them? I need.
If you wonder the same. They are from Zara.

Realizing when seeing these pictures I’ve been hot on the dresses lately.
Blooming dress is also sold out – but the white Kåsa blouse is still in stock.

Karro popped in for a visit. I asked to pick few pieces. Her she is dressed in Varberg Shirt & Läjet Blouse. Cool combo I thought.

Wherever you are in the world right now, it’s free to order! I’ll be packing away all day tomorrow. So keep me busy please.
You find me in the store between 10-14, Welcome!

xx

This update is a payed update with FGL Store.

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



obs forgot to finish our last months of 2019

July & August. Our days in the park was the best!

We literally spent every day outdoors.

September came and it was surely an apple year. Never had so many apples on our trees before.

& I celebrated my birthday in our garden.

October. FGL got a new look due to new pictures.

The best thing in October was going to Malta to see Karro.

November.

Days spent with Finn are the best days. 11 months in being parent you starting to cope with the lack of sleep.

Started to decorate our house pretty early, like mid November. I can’t stand the dark days so all stars went up.

All of a sudden we came to the last month of the year.

December feels so special to me now since Finn was born on the 27th of December.

The 22nd of December we left for England.
Had the most amazing days with family and friends over christmas.

Here we are together with the elf.

Finn with his cousin Nyla.


Quality of the photos are not great cause my camera is broken unfortunately. A lot of iPhone pics lately.
Finn had a lovely 1st birthday, thank you for making special.
Lush to see you all!

The last day of the year we fell a sleep at 9.30pm – hahaha!

Thank you 2019. You have been great in many ways.
xxx