Meet the makers
Or in other words meet the creative female entrepreneurs behind our brand and products.
Meet Erika, the person behind local florist
So this is me Erika. I am a thirty something women living in the suburban area of Tampere in our little town house with my two beautiful kids and a hubby. I have been working as a florist for over a decade and been an entrepreuner in floral design for about eight years now.
The problem in which I crumbled at time after time was the difficulty to find simple and aesthetic supplies for floral designing and city gardening. They were all too orange or filled with way too flagrant prints and colors for my eye. I just couldn’t understand why there isn’t a place, a site or a store from where you could buy beautiful and eclectic designs that suited to my lifestyle and work. I had people more and more ask me about ‘where you buy those beautiful ribbons’ ‘where are those containers bought’ ‘where can I buy a floral frog like yours’ etc. I soon realized that so many of you were struggling with the same problems that I was. So then I taught that hey, let’s make this easier for everyone.
I wanted to create a place, a site and a store from where you can find the most practical tools for your hobby and lifestyle, but tools that weren’t just practical but aesthetical too. I know you are as visual person as I am and I know that you will want to bring that visuality to your home and to your casual chores in any possible way. The mess at home or in the studio can be so much more pleasant when all the stuffs are pretty, right?
I am so happy that you have landed here and I truly wish that you find your ways to pursue creativeness with our products!
Meet Suvi, our sewer
Suvi is the supermama of three adorable kids and she is currently sewing her way through maternal leave.
Suvi has her own kid’s clothing line, Suvitaito, which makes the practical and aesthetic kid’s clothes and accesories. She is fascinated about different kind of fabrics and patterns and she really knows what components to look at when choosing the right fabrics to the right products.
In Local Florist Suvi creates our linen products. She sews our aprons, napkins, head bandanas, tablecloths and towels in her small little home studio in the city Tampere in Finland and has her own lake view from the studio. Perfect!
Follow along Suvi and her clothing line on Instagram here.
Meet Tuija, the ceramic behind Tuias
We here at Local Florist are thrilled to add Tuija, from well known Finnish ceramic brand Tuias, to our design team.
Tuija works at her own ceramic studio in Hyvinkää Southern Finland creating the most beautiful and unique ceramic pieces. She is best know for the personal glazing and different kind of pottery items.
Tuias have a few selected quality retail sellers all over the world, even in Japan! We are so honored to be a part of this group.
Tuias workshop is located in Hyvinkää and the workshop has a seasonal cafe beside it. The cafe is filled with the tastiest hand and home cooked pies.
Check out more information about Tuias and her opening hours here.
Also go follow their amazing work on Instagram @tuiaskeramiikka here.