The Finnish fashion designer Katri Niskanen founded a trademark carrying her name in 2010. The brand KATRI NISKANEN has been famous from the start for its timeless, elegant, and feminine design that is quite recognizable.
From the magnificent clothing collection of KATRI NISKANEN, you can still find the beloved classic pieces that have kept their place from the very first collections to this day.
Sustainable fashion is topical right now, but how does it concretely differ from the mass fashion industry and the selections in chain stores? How do you recognize a genuinely ethical and ecological piece of clothing and where do you find them? Are they more expensive than “regular” clothes and why?
Finns are quite penny-pinching when it comes to shopping for clothes. An average Finn spends approximately a thousand euros per year on clothing and shoes, according to the Finnish Textile and Fashion Association.
The clothes bought in Finland sum up to 5,4 billion euros in the consumer market of textile and fashion – this covers about 4,5 % of the total consumption of Finns.
The most topical color of this autumn is green in glorious natural shades. The most popular tones are pine green, forest green, and sage. Sage was already dominating summer fashion and is now available in both cool minty and dark greyish overtones.
Green symbolizes hope, renewal, and future – it’s a perfect color right now as we live on the verge of new freedom, carefully cherishing its freshness, vigor, and new beginnings.
IVALO.COM’s summer blog series, Hidden Gems, continues in the dusk of autumn – we still have some sustainable fashion secrets to share.
The casual elegance of Swedish style is nothing new as we know it, but it’s nearly confusing how many super interesting sustainable brands the country gives birth to. In Sweden, they clearly have a great skill of pioneering and premium clothing, as well as the courage to create international success stories.
Running is an affordable outdoor activity loved by our heart, lungs, and mind. Running is good in so many ways, and easy too – just open the door, step out, and you’re on it.
More and more active people are looking for better sustainability from their sports gear and clothing. Microplastics are a big topic. Harmful chemicals, synthetic colors, and fixation, metallic parts, surface treatment agents, phthalates – none of these are very popular today, and for a good reason.
Gotland is the biggest island of the Baltic Sea and has been a traveler’s paradise for many Finns, too – it’s not too far away from Finland. The island is famous for its unique countryside, intriguing beaches, and barren protected areas. Gotland cherishes slow life, organic farming, and locality.
IVALO.COM launched a new #betterdenim campaign to introduce the sustainable jeans selection of this autumn – and it has been a success! People want to see more healthiness, transparency and ecology in the denim industry.
The secret darling of the IVALO.COM team is revealed in this episode six of our summer blog series Hidden Gems. The Parisian-Bucharestian Gnana is an ecological catwalk brand to those who have an eye for an urban, unique, and modern style.
A Danish rainwear brand Rains is a familiar sight on fashion estrades around the world. Rains’ designers find inspiration in Copenhagen’s street fashion and manufacture outdoor clothing with a modern approach and urban design. The Rains pieces are visually interesting and do not necessarily look like rainwear at all.
This autumn, it’s topical to sharpen up after all the home lounging and summer laziness. Pajamas out, business look in! We have missed proper jackets, sweaters, top-quality bags and shoes, and lovely warm accessories.