March is here! For me, that means spring. The weather is not so inspiring at the moment though, so I’ll stick with black and white for today as well. I did buy another nail polish that yells spring though, which I will probably fix as soon as I get home from work today. Spent the night out with my best friend last night, so there wasn’t really time for painting nails then. Must admit I am a bit tired today!
Anyhow. Spring is coming. I’ll be working all day. No matter how tired I am, I had to get dressed today too.
Today I’m wearing a skirt from Bubbleroom that I bought before the work meeting this Thursday. The tank top is the one from Hanro that I wrote about this week as well. Cardigan from Primark, same as yesterday. For hosiery I’m wearing Falke Pure Shine 15 den. (I’ve scheduled a post about tights that will be posted later today, with my thoughts on how to pick the right ones in the jungle of hosiery)
The necklace was one of the first “real” ones that I got. I inherited it from my Grandmother and remember I was told I should be careful, but use it well. Think I was about 5 years old. It’s a silver necklace with red amber, and I still find it very beautiful.
The meeting today was about Hanro. I had never heard of them before, and must admit I was quite skeptic when I just looked at the boxes and saw the price. That opinion changed quickly when I learned more about it and had a close look at the garments. It’s an old brand, that’s very successful in other parts of Europe and in USA. In Sweden it’s quite unknown and we just found out we’re the only ones in this part of the country that’s selling them. (Hopefully that will change if we do a good job with it)
We got to see a video from one of the factories where the garments are made, and it was amazing! I didn’t know that kind of places still exist. A lot of things are done by hand, like cutting the fabric, make sure there isn’t any flaws in the fabric and sit by a sewing machine to do some very fine work. I also appreciates that everything is produced in Switzerland or Portugal, which means I know for sure that the condition for the workers are really good.
The materials are very exclusive, like Egyptian cotton and mercerized cotton. And the fact that they use viscose, instead of polyamide, in the petticoat is perfect since that doesn’t create any static electricity between the garments.
With all this new knowledge I will be happy to sell the products, because I really believe in them myself. Will be trying this Cotton Seamless tank top first, but I believe my closet will expand with a few more Hanro garments in the near future.