ONLING THE ULTIMATE DANISH HYGGE CLOTHING…

Onling, the ultimate Danish Hygge clothing is an online shop full to the brim of all you would embrace in Hygge wear.

Knitting atmosphere with yarn, needles and zippers

You immediately think natural exquisite materials which make you look and feel great.

Not only do they sell clothes but they also sell wool and run workshops and events ( although not very local for us Brits).

One particular class which has totally sold out and caught my eye was ‘knitting class for experienced knitters, learn to read English patterns’. 

Chabel hat with stripes of light grey, dark grey and dusty rose, made in wool and alpaca

Onling say “We believe that the fashion industry needs to change by producing better products that last longer and are environmentally friendly.

At Önling we select fabrics that leave the smallest possible impact on the environment, as we know that a piece of clothing will not stand a chance of becoming the modern consumer’s favorite, if it is not responsibly produced.

We select the best, natural fabrics for our clothes. We only use organic cotton, we buy left-over fabrics – called deadstock – from other brands, and we incorporate sustainable fabrics like bamboo, Lyocell and fish leather into our limited collections. We only produce 200 pieces of each style, which means that you will get a unique product, when you buy Önling.

In addition to that, we have completely avoided plastic in our packaging, as we do not want to add to the plastic islands floating around in the pacific ocean. All our products are wrapped in recycled paper bags and even though this might sound like small thing, for us it is big. We have saved the environment for 70.000 polybags by now, and we are proud to take on this responsibility.”.

Lets hope others follow this lead and become as environmentally friendly as Onling.

Choosing natural fibres for sustainable design

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13 WAYS TO EMBRACE A HYGGE LIFESTYLE…

13 ways to embrace a Hygge lifestyle…

  1. A peaceful place
  2. Open fires
  3. Candlelight
  4. Cushions
  5. Laughter
  6. Love
  7. Hugs
  8. Long walks
  9. Cuddles
  10. A book
  11. Roaring Fire
  12. Hot Chocolate
  13. Blankets

HOW TO ENJOY A HYGGE LIFESTYLE…

Nearly every paper that I pick up today has at least one article on HYGGE and how it is influencing people all over the world to enjoy this type of lifestyle.

Being happy and content with your life is how the Danish lead their everyday life which isn’t really practised in Britain, and yet most of us would love to lead this way of life.

So, how can you enjoy a Hygge lifestyle? Well, it all starts off with what you have around you. Are you surrounded by clutter, is your room full of bits and pieces that you keep meaning to go through? If so then start by going through all your clutter one room at a time. Don’t try and clear every room straight away as you will probably give up immediately. Work on one room at a time and then you will see how wonderful you feel with the decluttered regime.

Now, look at your colours. What colours are in your room, could it do with a little more light or a complete make-over. First things first, look at what is letting the light into your room. What sort of curtains or blinds do you have up? What sort of lighting have you?

These simple steps of changing a rooms curtains/blinds and lighting could completely alter the theme of your room. So much so that you might not need to give it a complete make-over you may be quite happy with the paint colour or decide to just change one wall to a lighter colour. If you look at any book or website on Hygge you will immediately see how the right colours and lights can change a room completely.

Finish the room with the right accessories. It’s amazing how accessories even down to the right plants can completely change the look of your room.

Some of my favourite websites with Hygge living ideas are Pinterest, Houzz and Hyggestyle.

AMAZING PINTEREST GRAPHIC ON THE A-Z OF HYGGE…

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I just love this Pinterest A-Z of Hygge Lifestyle…

A – Ambience – 

B – Books 

C – Candles 

D – Drawing 

E – Exercise

F – Fireplace 

G – Games 

H – Hot Chocolate

I – Indulge

J – Jam 

K – Knitting

L – Logs

M – Music 

N – Nature

O – Organic

P – Pastries 

Q – Quilt

R – Risalamande

S – Soup

T -Tea 

U – Umbrella

V – Vintage

W – Woolens –

X – XOXO

Y -Yummy Treats

Z – Zzzzzs 

 

CANDLELIGHT THE HYGGE WAY…

Candlelight is very important to Hygge style. One of the very basic things you can do is light some candles.

Big ones, small ones, real ones, battery ones, it doesn’t matter. Turn off the artificial lights and sit by candlelight.

Scandinavisk has some lovely scented Hygge candles for sale. With echoes of tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint. A painted glass votive with a blend of perfume and vegetable wax with a 100% cotton wick and engraved beechwood lid.Designed in Denmark, assembled in France. Dimensions: 8.4×7.6cm. £35

John Lewis stock a Mint Velvet Revive Citrus and Mint Candle by clothes designer Mint Velvet. Breathe in the luxe scent of tranquillity with this Hygge candle from Mint Velvet.

With a unique blend of essential oils, it will have you feeling relaxed and glamorous in an instant in true Mint Velvet style.

Sparkling, zesty citrus and a blend of grapefruit with orange and bergamot. Spiced with nutmeg and ginger and with essential oils of lemon and peppermint. This is a perfect gift and comes in a chic white glass with a wooden lid. £22

A great part of the year darkness rules in Denmark. One of the primary instruments for doing so are the candles. In the long dark period of the year, the Danes gather at home in the gleam of the candlelight.

Amazon sells a Paddywax ‘Hygge’ Rosewood And Patchouli Scented Candle. Dimensions (HW): 6cm x 8.5cm . Ceramic vessel with copper lid and soy wax blend at £15

Another great site with lots of Hygge style products is Hyggestyle who have ingredients that are exclusively handmade for them by Alchemistress, an artisan aroma blending company specialising in using natural ingredients.  This candle has a calming and relaxing aroma of Lavender and Clary Sage with a hint of Rosemary and Marjoram. Beautifully gift boxed, 20 cl glass at £15.95

Yes, light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and try to forget about your credit card balance. It’s a key element of practicing hygge. Create hygge by burning candles more often and during simple, everyday moments. Light a candle in the morning, afternoon, and evening.