FGL Store - Stories

We are so happy and proud to tell you that FGL Store teamed up with Scorett this summer. We're collaborating to support our project Sisterhood.
Why?
We want to use our way of reaching out to people, to highlight problems in our society. We want to share knowledge, inspire to civil courage, commitment and to prevent violence in homes. 

Working with Scorett was an obvious choice from the beginning since we share the same values and together we hope to make a change.

From this day and all summer you will see our collaboration in Scoretts stores.

Kristin in ANDOVER från K.Cobler. Miranda in  MOY från K.Cobler

Scorett started in 1989, located in Varberg.

Such a great pleasure to work with such an established company.
We want to talk more about our project Sisterhood. The more people that hear about it, the more people we can help. During 'Sisterhoods' first week the project got eight new volunteers to the Women's Journal in Varberg! Through the power of social media! It's incredible how many souls we can reach out to.

Scorett will help us reach out with #sisterhoodbyfgl this summer.

 Our favourite thing about Scorett is how they put so much work behind their products, they make conscious choices for everything they do.

''We strive for sustainable development, which protects people and the environment. Our sustainability efforts are coordinated from the headquarters in Varberg. We attach great importance to educating our staff in sustainability issues. In this way, we create commitment and build knowledge to work consciously with sustainability. We are already thinking about the beginning of our design and product development to reduce our impact on nature and human beings''

''The Scorett Group works with Human Bridge, which means that we collect and donate any shoes that can not be sold. Human Bridge is a material assistance organization that works for people and the environment. The professional organization has operations in approximately 25 countries (mainly Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East). Our contribution is donated directly to aid efforts or generates revenue for various aid projects. We are also launching a project for collecting customers' used footwear in store, to expand reuse and reduce the waste of shoes. We see the project as a matter of course in our sustainability work because it extends the product life cycle while helping the needy''

 We share the same love for our city Varberg. It's truly beautiful during this time of year.

Loafers DENTON från K.Cobler.

Miranda in T-shirt SUPPORT YOUR SISTER & sandals BRIGH från K.Cobler. 

The project Sisterhood started because we wanted to make a change. Small things can be a huge difference for someone out there.
If something is wrong - Dare to speak up.

Read more at Scorett & support the Sisterhood collection, you'll find the T-shirts here.

We made a little video from this evening.

EVENTS AT FGL STORE

We always strive to take FGL to the next level. Exploring, having fun, being creative, connecting people...
Now - that we have a great location for all kinds of fun - we're making it real. We love art, music, food, relations & yoga so you will always find something in our event calender. 

We had an afternoon gig with Marcus from Land of Trees. Please check him out on spotify. He's great and such a warm soul who really touch our hearts with his live performance. 

Also - we have dinners . This evening we gathered a bunch of friends for soup and beers. Nothing fancy - just great vibes, good conversations and laughters.

So happy to be able to share our space with loved ones. As we say at FGL - Collect moments. Not things.

Lisa Burenius did the most amazing two workshops in april. Heart is full!

She is such a talent and the particepant loved it.

16 students working for several hours. Almost didn't have time to eat...

Have to do this again, it was very appreciated.

Dogs & kids are always welcome to our space. 

And also - the lectures we arrange are really good. We got "Hållbara Relatationer" with Emma Gunnarsson and FGL right now. Next up is in Gothenburg though, due to high interrest. So if you're anywhere near Gothenburg 21 May you should buy a ticket. It's really good because you get a lot af tips how to behave to certain kinds of eople.
If you would like to visit us in a lecture at FGL Store this spring we recomend you to come 3 May. Anita from Women's Shelter in Varberg is our guest and she's going to talk about mens violence against women and what we can do to help. Just come and listen - this is important and will give you perspective. Only 20 sek för coffee and lecture. :)

Last but not least. Our beutiful friend Michelle Baker moved in at FGL Store. She's a reikihealer, yogateacher and a lifecoach. She's a warm and talented soul.
You should go to one og hers Yoga & Tea events or book a reikisession with her. She has this "Gathering dinners" aswell and they are truly amazing for both body and soul. 

Follow us om Instagram so you got all our updates and don't miss out.

xxx 
Miranda & Kristin

ABOUT OUR CRYSTALS

Happy days at FGL Store. We're launching news for spring every week and are super excited about it.

Look at this striped short duster - lovely isn't it? It's our first piece arriving from the Varberg collection. There will  be pants and shorts for warm summer days as well later this spring. 

We would like to tell you a little about our jewellery. It's designed by us in Varberg & made in India.  We work with a small family business in Jaipur. Our collection is all made by hand. 
It's told that crystals have special powers. Let us tell you a little about it.

It´s told that Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace... Extra beneficial for meditation and for insomnia. The stone filters out nightmares and brings you visions of the future - if that's what you want. Amethyst sharpens your intellect and enhance your spiritual powers. It is an excellent tool for astral projection and soul travels. It possesses healing powers and balancing the aura. The stone gives you the patronage of any kind, inner peace, love, confidence, contentment and honesty. It relieves anger, stress, internal stress and depression, and helps you control negative thoughts and feelings.

 Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart, a stone of unconditional love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace. It speaks directly to the heart chakra and heals what could be broken. It helps the user to feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love.

It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. Rose Quartz opens the heart to love. It also helps as a rejuvenator to the skin, It is told that washing the face in water charged by rose quartz will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young...

Rock Crystal is one of the most powerful healing stones. The crystal emboldens its wearer, protects from bad dreams, removes stress, reduces head ache and fever. It also helps treating insomnia: Simply place your crystal on your pillow, it brings you balance and love.

You can take care of your stone in different ways.

  • Expose to sunlight for 1-2 hours
  • Place it on your window seal over night to expose it to moon light
  • Clean it under a stream of water for 2-5 minutes.

Enjoy your crystal

Reciepe on Green Pea Soup

 When cooking to a bigger group of people it's nice making a soup, especially if you don't really know how many is coming. Soup is perfect for these occasions because it's always nice to have some left overs! Tastes even better one or two days later.

 Miranda made her personal fave.

Green Pea Soup with a Herb creme

 

Green Pea Soup - 4p

  • 600 gr frozen green peas
  • 2 diced onions
  • some fresh chili
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fry all this in some butter/oil for 2-3 min. Add:
  • 8-10 dl water
  • veg stock
  • 1 squeezed lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 dl sour cream / cream whatever you have really

Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Blend it all - Voila! If you have some white wine, add that too!

With this she made a herb creme as it gives the soup an extra touch of flavour

Herb Creme

  • 3dl sour creme/ or mayo / use what you have in the fridge 
  • 1 squeezed lemon 
  • some honey 
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Fresh mint / chives / parsley don't be shy! use a lot. 

Boil some eggs, cut in half and serve with the soup! Don't forget the levain bread.
Enjoy!

SUNSET OVER THE HILLS IN JOSHUA TREE

 We’re currantly on our way home from spending some time working in California. We had the most magical days with beautiful light. 

Especially in Joshua Tree. Located three hours outside Los Angeles and forty minutes from Palm Spring.

Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. 

A beautiful place!

We were shooting our spring and summer collection which will be launched later this spring. We worked in a team of three creators. It was us, Miranda and Kristin from FGL, & our friend Sofai Draco. Such a talent.

The striped set comes in a short duster and pants. Also – striped shorts for warm summer days. Perfect match together or to wear seperate.

 Our Polka Dot dresses were a big success this winter - & now we made  a short version of it. In maroon and light grey. We’re very excited for this.

Hope you will like the dress as much as we do…

 If you’re going to California, we recommend you to spend at least two or three days in Palm Springs and take time to visit Joshua Tree.

xxx

Kristin & Miranda

 

Touch Down L.A

We're in Los Angeles, working our days away shooting FGL's new collection at beautiful locations. Mir is sure that this blue long shirt will be a success! We're so excited to get it in the store later this spring.
It will be available in blue and black with big dots.

What do you think about this shirt i georgette? It's a bit sheer so you better have a nice bra or a top underneath. We love the colours - light blue and red. We're looking forwards to these Miami Shirt- in four different colours.

We're spending our days in L.A with our friend Sofia Draco. She's a creative soul who work with photo, music and editing. We're lucky to call her our friend - she's taking us out for hikes i Santa Monica and the best restaurants in L.A. We both love her pretty little house and cool style.

We got the best job ever! Luckiest girls in town.

After shooting...
It's pretty fun watching us work behind the scenes. Standing in the middle of the streets in full traffic wearing high heals and big smiles.

 After  - We found ourselves a yard sale just around the corner from where we got our pictures taken. Love stopping by and talk with the locals.

Mir looking pretty in a party hat from the 80's ...hahahaha.

Hope you are excited for FGL's upcoming collection.

xxx

Mir & Kristin

Dabuprinting - How it's done

At FGL Store we work towards being as sustainable as we can. We strive to create a long lasting wardrobe.
Our garments are developed with a family business in Jaipur, India. 
They work with small-scale production and with a unique technique, dabu printing - where they use clay and wood blocks to print patterns on fabrics.
The process is truly special and each family has its own recipe.


We want to show you the process - how it works when you print our "Blooming Blue" pattern.
It's the pattern Mir has on her shirt. This fabric i going to be bags printed in the same pattern.

The cotton fabric has already been colored gray-blue once with a mineral called kashish, an all-natural color process.
The fabric has then dried and ready for printing.
Each family has its own prescription of clay used for printing and the ingredients are clay mud, limestone, mimosa tree, wheat and grain mud.

Patterns are carved out of wooden blocks that are dipped in the mud and then pressed on the fabric.

It is Dafu Devi who works with our fabric today. We work with families that mix both men and women equally at work.
We are glad to the fact that everyone is working side by side with a lot of laughter and warmth.

After pressure, sawdust is poured over the pattern so that the pressure does not smuch.

Dafu Devi draws down the fabric on one side of the work table, giving space for fabric that has not been printed yet.

Time to continue with the rest of the piece of cloth.

After the printing process, the fabric may dry on the roof in the sun and wind before dipped in color.

We're working with Indigo - from the flower Indigo.

The fabric is properly dipped and gloves are used in order to avoid getting blue, but the water is totally harmless.

The fabric turns green when exposed to acid, the color changes immediately to blue. This process of indigo is often repeated several times after the fabric is dried to achieve several tones in the fabric.

The fabrics are dried directly on the ground, under the hot sun ...

... or hanging from rooftops and various drying positions.

After this, the fabric is washed properly to loosen the clay. Just here a married couple works together -  they stand in the water working and change every other hour.

Cool girl.

The fabric is knocked against the stone hills for the clay to let go and for the fabric to be clean. Then it is dried again.
The process ends with the fabric being boiled in a large copper pan in a bath of alum and dried flowers for softness and color strength.
Then it is once again dried in the wind and sun. Minimal environmental impact.

It's incredibly much work and proud little family companies behind this shirt.

And now we are extra happy when wearing our skirts that's printed and dyed with the same procedure.
Should take care of it a bit extra lovingly theese meetings actually ...

All garments are sewn by hand and are made in small collections with a durable thought behind them, contrary to "fast fashion".
No two textiles are exactly alike. All garments are made at purposely slow pace. Production time purely depends on our beautiful mother nature.

xxx
Miranda & Kristin, Team FGL