Monthly Archives: August 2019

Three Finnish brands which everyone should know in 2019

Finnish brands are known for their high quality materials and ingredients. I have listed three Finnish brands that everyone should know in 2019.

Marimekko

Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design house that was founded in 1951. It is known for its original prints that every Finn recognices and it has influenced a lot in Finnish design. Marimekko has over 150 retail stores, in Finland and abroad. Why I think everyone should know Marimekko, is the quality and originality of the products. When you buy something from Marimekko, the product will last a life-time and usually these are given to children and even to grand-children since the product life-cycle is long and quality is guaranteed. From my point of view, this is the most Finnish brand you can find in Finland.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle marimekko unikko

Kyrö Distillery Company

Kyrö is a Finnish distillery company which started production in 2014. Ever since that, the company has won some respected international prizes and the products are sold around the world. It is the world`s northern producer of gin and whisky. What makes the products so unique, it is the fact that the gin and whisky are made of rye. There is also visitor center and guided tours in the distillery. I have heard that it is definately one perfect place to visit in Finland.

Aiheeseen liittyvä kuva

Fazer

Fazer is one of the largest corporations in the Finnish food industry. It is known for its high quality food products and especially from its delicious chocolate. It was founded in 1891, by Karl Fazer. It has remarkable number of different kind of chocolate favours and new products, but also season products. Fazer has also visitor center, which is a good place to visit in Finland. As a Finn, I can say that I have never tasted better chocolate than Fazer`s blue. Propably the most known product of theirs.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle fazerin sininen

 

 

 

Finnishness

Ranking among the very best in air quality, not too many people, one of the highest concentrations of forest per km2 make it one of the best places in the world to breathe. More and more of the population live in the cities nowadays, but the forest is always near and easily reached.

Log Cabin, Cottage, House, Home, Finland, Landscape

The vast majority of Finns highly value nature and enjoy the outdoors. Having all four seasons gives a lot of variety to our lives. Some people may complain about the cold winters, but I believe they secretly still love it. This also brings different pastimes depending on the season. We are mostly familiar with snow and winter sports though, many of these can be impossible to do in many other countries. It would be very hard to imagine life never having seen snow.

 

Lake, View, Pine, Water, Blue, Nature, Landscape, Trees

 

One of the year-round pastimes is obviously Sauna. I’m happy to live in the current “Sauna capital” that is Tampere. The pleasurable feeling of heating yourself all red and jumping on snow is one of the best ways to relax the body and mind.

 

Snowy Road, Winter, Forest Road, Cold, Arctic, Frost

 

Next month I’ll begin my exchange studies abroad. Having lived all 23 years of my life in Finland, I know there will be a myriad of things I’ll miss about this country. But I’m sure I’ll be even more appreciative of them when I return.