This shop sells craft and art work from various locations in Finland. The gift items include kitchen towels and table clothes made of linen, tableware, soap, candles etc.
They also feature a regional knitted clothing called "Kainuun Malli" (the Model of Kainuu), according to the way of governing the region. Apparently, this line has become hugely popular. The first clothing item, "Pullover for boys" was given to the then Speaker of the Finnish Parliament, Paavo Lipponen.
All the clothing is hand made in the region. The material used is 100% wool from, also the region. The collection includes pullover for girls, pullover for boys, gloves, socks and a scarf. It is possible to make customised clothing items and customers can request a particular colour.
Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat 10-14
R-Collection has made clothes since 1978. They started as a one shop business in northern Finland in Kajaani. Their factory outlet is still located in Kajaani, but now they also have shops in 5 towns/cities in Finland including Helsinki, Oulu, Kuopio, Rovaniemi and Joensuu. The lines and designs are typically simplistic and ageless, as they often are in Finland. These clothes are great for chilling out in a park, on the beach, at home, in the garden, on a holiday... wherever you like really.
One of their hit pieces in the 1990s was the anorak. Everyone who had an anorak (and there was a load of people), had one from R-Collection. They come in various different colours and sizes run from XS or S up to XXL.
Their collection consists of over 100 products and features some permanent classic lines as well as more trendy lines that change for every season. A high portion of the clothes are actually made in Finland. All their tricot products are made of cotton that has been dyed and further processed in Finland.
The products include tricot- and T-shirts (various printed models are also available), coats, jackets, trousers, anoraks, sweat shirts, blouses, cardigans, pullovers, skirts, shorts, dresses, bags and accessories. As a new thing they have T-shirts that have classic Finnish paintings printed on them such as the illustrations from the Finnish National Epic, Kalevala.
A limited line of clothes for children.
Mon-Fri 11-17, Sat 10-15