the process

At FGL Store we work towards being as sustainable as we can.
We strive to create a long lasting wardrobe.
Our garments are developed with a family business in Jaipur, India.
They work with small-scale production and with a unique technique, dabu printing – where they use clay and wood blocks to print patterns on fabrics.

Patterns are carved out of wooden blocks that are dipped in the mud and then pressed on the fabric.

The printing process:

Each family has its own prescription of clay used for printing and the ingredients are clay mud, limestone, mimosa tree, wheat and grain mud. It is Dafu Devi who works with our fabric in the picture above.
After pressure, sawdust is poured over the pattern so that the pressure does not smuch.

After the printing process, the fabric may dry out in the sun before it gets dipped in color.

We’re working with Indigo – from the flower Indigo.
The fabric is knocked against the stone hills for the clay to let go and for the fabric to be clean. Then it is dried again.
The process ends with the fabric being boiled in a large copper pan in a bath of alum and dried flowers for softness and color strength.
Then it is once again dried in the wind and sun. Minimal environmental impact. It’s incredibly much work and proud little family companies behind this shirt.

And now we are extra happy when wearing our shirts and skirt that’s printed and dyed with the same procedure.

All garments are sewn by hand and are made in small collections with a durable thought behind them, contrary to “fast fashion”.

What they are working with in the pictures above, is what I’m wearing today.
Polka Duster, Polka skirt . Just released in our store.
Polka shirt will be in our shop by Tuesday.

No two textiles are exactly alike. All garments are made at purposely slow pace.
Production time purely depends on our beautiful mother nature.

 

Thanks for chosing FGL clothing. It means a lot to us.

x

UPDATES

Right now.

 

We celebrated 1 year in our store last week.
Got a lovely gift from three very thoughtful girls. Thank you.
Will show what it was inside soon as a get my camera back from the store..

Lots of pop ups visits  in the store. Follow us on Instagram to see who and when.

Fruvintage did us the honor all the way from Stockholm.

Last weekend Lisalove.se drove 13.000km to join in for a day. She is pure gold, what a talent. Glad to finally met her in person. Her art is fantastic.

Kristin & I organized a Lecture day which turned out brilliant.
So happy and grateful for this new chapter. Soon we release a new date – stay tuned.

A lot of structure and future strategies for FGL.
We’re nominated for an invironmental price in our city Varberg.
19th of October we’ll find out out if we are the lucky ones.

New dates for more workshops is up and running, think we might have the best christmas gift : WORK SHOP WITH LISA BURENIUS AT FGL STORE:  

Spring & summer collection ordered – heaps of products in linen, beige and soft grey colours coming 2019.

End of October and the start of November we will get some new fab pieces to us. Jewellery and clothing. The blue polka dot duster arrived few weeks earlier than expected!  Always fun.

I borrowed photos from Kristin since I forgot my camera the other day.

 

I think this was all for now.
Busy days – which we both loves.

 

Thanks for now.
M

This update is a payed collaboration with my own buisness.

FGL Lecture day

8th of October.
A day full with creative ladies, power and knowledge.

For quite some time, we’ve been talking about how there is a ‘hole in the industry’ when it comes to an inspirational day or more like an educational day for influencers.

Often we meet for different occasions, usually dinners, promotion of products and so on and so on.
Many times there are the same questions coming up, but there’s never enough time to go through them all.

So the 8th of October;
-Educational day for influencers happened at FGL Store.

Kristin & I put together few topics that we wanted to bring up.
Our dear friend was moderating the whole day, cannot thank her enough for her brilliant expertise.
Our day started with Emma sharing her knowledge on Disc analysis. A theory that comes from William Moulton Marston back in the 1930’s. Emma is, by the way, so great at speaking in public – such an entertainer. You can book her at Finnvedens säljkraft.

Everyone has different behaviour styles. Knowing and understanding peoples different behaviour styles creates a more corporate climate. It also provides a greater self-awareness  and communication easier.
Using this knowledge is good for anyone, both private and in work.

Before we sat down we’ve chosen 3 cards each – 2 cards that described you well and 1 that didn’t.
Next up was: Diana Dontsova – Diadonna.

Winner of the big food blog award price 2017. She always amazes me with her beautiful pictures and mind blowing recipes. She is very spot on and has seemingly endless knowledge when it comes to her business and how to build up your brand in social media. Diana is also a blogger at Feminina.

HannaHanna Wendelbo.

This inspiring multi talented woman creates patterns like no one else.
Always sharing flower bouquets in her feed and Hanna designs the most beautiful wall papers.
Her multi talent inspires many, she’s one of a kind!  When she was 7 years she dreamt of becoming a clothing designer – few years later her dream came true, she’s now created the pattern for the new brand Soie Belle.

Two very inspiring woman with a lot of compentense in this industry -Thanks for making our day extra special.

The schedule was busy from start till finish.
Never ending conversation throughout the night – We could kept going till the morning I think.

We agreed that this event has to happen soon again it was truly a success.
Keep your eyes out for new dates.

Thanks for joining in: Daniella Witte, Lisa Burenius, Jennie Blomkvist, Marina Evertsson, Anna Norrman,
Diana, Hanna, Marlene Agemo, Helena Lyth, EmmaMalin Persson .
So happy spending time with you all. A very grateful heart.

x

This update is a payed collaboration with my own brand FGL Store.

 

 

 

My week in Pictures

7 days ago I turned 35 years old. Lots of love, wishes, gifts and donations – all to me.

Kristin gifted me a necklace and a night away at Håkesgård with Jennie & Lisa. I felt so spoilt. Stomach is still sore after all the laughter.

On my birthday we drove to Småland to pick up six Indian Peacock Doves. Right now they live up in our girls old coop.

I’ve done a collaboration with wonderwall this week too.

Dear Lizette came by the FGL Store one day and hopefully she will help us with our website. SEO optimise and the rest…

Zero waste project is a success, this kinda thing makes me so happy.

We had time for a selfie.

Wednesday afternoon Kristin & I hosted long distance guests – all the way from Japan. Yes you read right, Japan!

Say ‘hej’ to Mr & Mrs Maruo.

We’re so honoured. Social media is fantastic. Owners of a wallpaper shop and work a lot with Sandbergs and Boråstapeter.  Lots of pictures covering their walls, pictures of Kristin alongside her wallpapers, even some of me to. They told us that the Swedish interior is really popular in Japan.

So excited for the future.

Another day we worked away with new samples..

The Spring & summer collection 2019.

The view from Varbergs best balcony. Holdit.
I met up up with Karin, and discussed our future collaborations. From today up until Monday I have picked my favourites, and able to offer you all 25% discount! Use the code: Mir25 and click here.

6 items for 25% off – Cases, powerbanks, cables. Don’t miss out.
All the photos you see in Holdits magazine are actually taken here in Bua. Where I live! Nice!!

This Thursday our baby is already in week 30.
Celebrated that with washing mini stinks clothes.
How cute!?

Lisa Burenius invited us for a super healthy breakfast on Thursday morning. Like, can she please open a café ?
Lisa is not only an artist, but a very good cook to.
Honoured and grateful know all these ladies – they are all entrepenuaers, dreamers, doers – who simply follow their dreams.

Without them I wouldn’t of been able to resign from my previous job last January.
They encouraged me so much.

You are great all of you, thank you for the inspiration!

Soon to update more about our breakfast, recipes etc..
Heaps more photos to share.

Friday morning started with a radio interview with Radio Halland.
Regarding Världens barn.

After that the sun came for a visit in my kitchen.
My dahlias still going strong from last weekends visit to Marie.
She’s open on Sunday, you must pay her a visit.
It’s such a treat for your mind. Nature is pure magic.

The week has been very busy – full with fun stuff every hour.
Spending my Friday afternoon at  FGL Store with Kristin for some more decisions regarding our summer collection and we’re going to count all of our stock.

Happy Friday indeed!

& today you’ll find me at FGL. Lisa Burenius is there all day with art and T-shirts .
After closing time, we’ll having a workshop together. Today the class is full but there is till chance to join in for next Wednesday.

3rd of October 6pm-9pm. Book here.  Bring a friend !

That’s all for today.

x

 

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This fall

Hi,

We’ve been working on different events at FGL Store lately.
Two workshops booked in with Lisa Burenius already this coming Saturday and the next one is on the 3rd of October. Join in with friends from work or your bestie! It’s such a nice event.

The one we just released is a social dinner at FGL with me and Kristin.
We are excited !

Meeting friendly faces over a dinner is fun and exciting.
I promise there will be many conversations over some delicious food. Such a great way bonding with new people.
Read more here.

Another great thing is our project Zero Waste. Kristin and I want to use the off cuts- for less waste. When making clothes there will be some waste fabric.
And we decided to make something out of that to.

”Zero Waste – We aim to create clothing that leave less fabric on the cutting room floor. Given that about 15 to 20 percent of the fabric used to produce clothing winds up as waste, that’s no easy feat, but with a bit of creativity and innovation we allow our creators to reduce their textile waste.

Of course, what is left over should also be recycled into small items like head bands and scarves. We also use left over fabric to wrap around gifts and packages in our store”

Now we have two more products in our store – Hair bands & Scarfs.

More pieces it’s in the making too.

Love when you can create good stuff out of something that should of been wasted.In November these shirts will arrive..

This update is a payed collaboration with FGL Store.

xx