GUEST HOUR: Koti Lifestyle – Introducing Nordic Skincare to the UK and Europe

What Is Koti Lifestyle? The story of Koti Lifestyle began a couple of years back when we, Jenny and Tarleena, two Finns living in the UK, realized how invisible Nordic beauty and skincare was in the UK market. Yet it was blooming in our native country. Nordic design...

BEHIND THE SCENES with Frantsila Herbfarm

“Frantsila is a pioneer in organic herb farming in Finland and has been a natural health product manufacturer since 1981 when Virpi Raipala-Cormier and Jim Cormier established a herbal center on the family farm. The farm is located 40 km northwest of Tampere,...

BEHIND THE SCENES with Sóley Organics

“The woman behind Sóley Organics is the Icelandic actress Sóley Elíasdóttir. Sóley is an iconic figure in Icelandic film and theatre who left the stage to focus on her family’s tradition that goes back many generations...

BEHIND THE SCENES with OilBar

Bente Gätzschmann, the founder of Way of Living and OilBar, told us how it all came together: “When I launched my own organic cosmetics brand Way of Living in 2010, it was really early to offer organic products in Norway. Not many were familiar with parabens and what...

BEHIND THE SCENES with Anumati Skincare

The founder of Anumati Skincare, Anu Ruohosto, told us how it all came together: “My interest in natural products started already as a young girl. I had the opportunity to spend my childhood with a traditional Karelian lifestyle where nutrition and spring water...

BEHIND THE SCENES with Naturlig Deo

The founder of Naturlig Deo, Sara Lindahl, told us about her background and how it all got started: “My name is Sara Lindahl, I am 35 years old, and come from the community of Norsjö in northern Sweden. As a child, I used to spend hours and hours in the woods...