Hi, I’m Julia!
Falka’s new online store FALKABUTIK is the result of my lifelong wish to create a healthier world where humans respect nature and everything in it. Respecting nature is actually also respecting yourself in a way – since humans, too, are part of nature.
I’ve always dreamed of opening my own store and doing so is both scary and so exciting. And now it is really happening?! I have my little office from where I work on FALKABUTIK, in the same apartment that I live in. I try to do as much as I can myself but sometimes there might be a boyfriend or family member or inspiring intern with me, helping me figure out solutions to everything I am doing and wondering.
I am very happy to tell you that all products I choose to sell here, are products I know to be good both for us and the planet. Many of these are products I use on a daily or weekly basis and I have only chosen to sell products from brands I trust (read more about each brand below). Most of all, I have decided only to sell products that are necessary, meaning that they will be used and not left somewhere where they can be forgotten. Buying only what is necessary, has been a motto for me for a long time now and I want it to show in my store as well.
My favorite part about this store, is that I will be selling mostly Finnish brands and products made in Finland.
Right now there are four amazing brands that I have teamed up with:
Ole Hyvä Luonnontuote (Hamina, Finland)
Lunette menstrual cup (Juupajoki, Finland)
M HandMade (Pietarsaari, Finland)
and Frantsila (Kyröskoski, Finland)
Other than these brands, I also sell my own book Min lilla gröna and handpicked vintage or second hand pieces and accessories. My goal with my store is to make it easier for you to find safe products that are healthy for you and the planet. And I am so happy to know that you are reading this! I hope you will find something you love.
By supporting my store you support me and my company, helping me in my everyday life. But not only that – you also help all these brands I have teamed up with while being part of creating jobs for people living in Finland! Creating jobs is such an important part of creating well-being in a country. Thank you for helping with that.
About Falka’s brands
Ole Hyvä Luonnontuote
Ole Hyvä Luonnontuote is a brand from which I’ve been using products for more than four years. There is a lot to tell about this amazing Finnish brand but the thing that caught my eyes the most in the beginning, was their fight against bad plastic. Bad plastic being plastic that is avoidable. They have a refill concept for most of their products meaning that you can either fill up your empty Ole Hyvä bottles from a big canister or buy a refill bag containing a lot less plastic than buying a completely new bottle. At Falka we sell both bottles and refill bags and are currently looking into the possibility of a refill canister too. ❤
Ole Hyvä is, however, not only about plastic. They know that the problem in the world is a lot bigger and they take into consideration so many important aspects of a more nature friendly life, that I simply can not stress this enough: Ole Hyvä is an amazing brand creating a better world. They create organic products that are healthier for us, the consumers, and nature around us. The raw materials they use in their products are Ecocert certified, they produce their products with green wind turbine electricity and heat their production building with geothermal energy. And, added to that, all products are environmentally friendly and vegan.
Choose Ole Hyvä for a safe environment at home, to protect your own skin and to take care of nature.
Frantsila is the cutest and most inspiring brand! Located in Finland with three different concepts – the products that you find here in FALKABUTIK, their own physical shop with a café and lovely surroundings and a wellbeing center offering different interesting classes and treatments to create a happier life.
I chose Frantsila as one of the brands to sell here, because I believe in their beautiful products created in Finland. I love the fact that they also use their own plants from their herb farm, meaning that many ingredients are from Finland and very local. As Frantsila is an expert at creating skin friendly products, I also wish to show you how you can use their products for creating your own skin care – on the blog at some point. Anything seems to be possible with Frantsila!
Frantsila is a family-owned business with the wish to create a healthier world for its consumers. The farm they have has actually been in their family for 300 years.
“Frantsila promotes being and well-being through the development of high quality organic herbal products and holistic health education, in an effort to improve the overall physical, mental, and emotional health of the general public.” – frantsila.fi
M HandMade is a brand I found about a year ago. I tested their Shea Deo through a collaboration and fell in love with it. Natural aluminium free deodorants are a common thing in stores selling natural healthy products but I find that not many of them really work. I was so happy to see that this deodorant was super efficient and that it actually kept me fresh!
M HandMade is another amazing family-owned business from Finland. They make everything themselves by hand and their mission is to create products that are friendly to your skin – which actually automatically seems to be better for the planet too. Maria behind the brand created it after noticing how her body and skin reacted to non-natural products during a burnout and she realized that she needed products that were healthier for her skin. M HandMade was born and is a very popular brand with resellers both in Finland and Sweden.
The best menstrual cup in the world is this one – the Finnish Lunette menstrual cup. Lunette’s menstrual cup might have been the first product I knew I wanted to sell, as it is such a lifesaver for me and so many others out there too. The menstrual cup is probably the most environmentally friendly option to any other alternative out there – as it creates very little waste and can be used for up to 10 years if handed carefully. It is also quite wallet friendly!
Lunette menstrual cup – the best one in the world. It is produced and packed in Finland, it is completely vegan and toxic-free and does not contain chemicals, latex or BPA. I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to try it, it has changed my and many other people’s lives. I love my little cup!
Not only do we sell products from the brands mentioned above, we also sell my book Min lilla gröna as well as vintage and second hand clothes and accessories. We want to make second hand GREEN again and not another way to sell fast fashion. Therefore we carefully handpick each and every one of the vintage and second hand items we sell, to make sure they are unique, good quality and hopefully something you will want to have in your wardrobe for a very long time if not forever.
If you have any questions about anything, please send an email to email@example.com and we will help you as soon as possible!
Go to the store here.