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

Another throw back

Our first years as parents needs to be presented by a picture bonanza.
OUR FINN HUH, he is the best.

January

Here we are, so fresh as parents. We barely knew nothing about sleepless night, and the rest. ( thank god you don’t ) hahah!

February

Finn baby met his grand parents for the first time. We had a fun lovely weekend together. I remember Finn was smiling a lot, and giggled with the toy crab. We were out walking in a snow blizzard …

The baby björn team came with their crew and Finn & I was their models.
7 weeks old, you did amazing baby boy!

March

Finn were always with me at FGL Store, looking back I kinda feel bad bringing him with me. But he always loved being in the store, it’s very big and love all the cuddles he gets from the girls around me. ( the guilt you feel as a mom is weird, you feel guilty for anything almost)

He’s damn cute!

April


We started to renovate our new house but living in our summer house.

My sis Karro came home from OZ! LOVE

MAY

Liz my cousin helped out on a day whilst doing a job.

I was lucky one day – met up with the girls in Gothenburg and Finn came along for a crash course, here he is with amazing Marlene. Gosh she is one magical woman!

Thank you May, you were pretty special.

June.

We went back to England. Finn’s first flight. Went so well, he made it very easy for us sleeping.

Loves a bath outside. And look who’s with us.

Pops came for a week he first planned, he stayed for 3 weeks. In June we opened Farfars Lycka, we were soooo lucky with the weather the opening weekend.


gosh I miss those sunny days early summer. We were spending so much time in the park under the trees in the sunshine by the ocean..

I think I’ll pause this post and continue tonight.

Please share you best memories from the year 2019 in my comments.

XX

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.