I love handmade so that`s why I love ILOMIELI Ekodesign. ILOMIELI ekodesign is a one company that I want to recommend to you. Their lovely boutique is in Savonlinna in a beautiful old wooden building called Huvila Suruton. Under the same roof work artisans of Nastapimu and ILONA Rantasalmi.
Creative and inspiring crafts
I got to know young entrepreneurs of ILOMIELI ekodesig Jonna and Jenni couple of years ago. I was working as a project manager and my job was to work for the networking of creative businesses like different kinds of artisans and tourism. I interviewed girls and admired how creative and positive they were and how beautiful and inspiring their own style was. At that time I bought a handbag, next time a hat, then a children`s winter overall and a jacket, then some gifts to my friends…I like their style a lot!
Fashion from recycled materials
You can see clothes and products of ILOMIELI ekodesign here. If you live outside Finland and are interested in ILOMIELI ekodesign clothes, send an e-mail to the girls at ilomieli(at)ilomieli(dot)com
But let the girls tell you what ILOMIELI ekodesign is about:
“ILOMIELI came into being at a Thursday afternoon coffee table. The world needed more positive energy, cheerfulness and bursts of laughter, but also protection and gentle care. These thoughts became the starting points for the pro-environment ILOMIELI ekodesign.
ILOMIELI ekodesign is a collection of clothes and accessories made of recycled materials. The products are made in Finland according to environmentally friendly values. We get the materials from second-hand shops, private persons, and as donations from clothing companies. Different fabrics and prints create our personal look and that’s why almost all products are unique.
An ILOMIELI –product is a piece of nostalgia that creates images and even evokes memories. It is our dream of a bit more long-lasting world.”
During the summertime ILOMIELI ekodesign and other artisans have summer boutique near the medieval Olavinlinna castle. I`ll show you some pictures later on…
Near Olavinlinna castle along the Linnankatu street there are also other lovely summer shops, restaurants and art galleries. If you`re just one day in Savonlinna during the summertime visit Olavinlinna and Linnankatu. And walk by the lake – definitely see the lake 🙂