Miko and the Great Danes

Everyone likes receiving mail and everyone likes receiving gifts – so we were super happy recently to receive a gift in the mail from Danish clothing company Småfolk.

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One thing we noticed when we moved to Finland is how many children wear bright patterns on their clothes.

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Perhaps it’s to counteract the long dark winters, or all the surrounding adults in our long dark jackets – whatever it is, we like it but have yet to really embrace it for Miko.

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So he and I were both super happy with his gifts from Småfolk, which included three tops, some underwear and a pair of rubber boots.

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Anyone who’s been shopping for children will know that girls have it so much easier when it comes to variety and style.

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I love it that Småfolk designs allow boys to move away from traditional prints with wannabe slogans to do with surfing or trucks.

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Their patterns echo the clothes of the 70’s, when they say, children were allowed to be kids. As well as bold colours they incorporate animals, flowers, fruit, vehicles and tools.

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They also use quality fabric, in accordance with the Oeko-Tex Standard, which tests for chemicals used in production that can harm the skin and the environment. Fabrics are also tested for colour fastness and must have a skin-friendly pH value.

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We love the boots they sent as his old ones recently cracked and we have been told he’ll need them when we go blueberry picking next week.

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These items were obviously gifted but I genuinely thank Småfolk for sending us cool quality clothes that still look good after several washes.

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I’m looking forward to exploring more of their range on their online store as the cooler months approach.

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These clothes were gifted yet all opinions are my own, as is the child that appears in the photos. Huge shout out to anyone who has ever got a three-year old to pose for photographs too. We all know how hard it is to work with them, but did you know how hard it is to shoot them?