Category: Paloni at trade fairs and events

Designtori Tampere

Paloni will take part in the Designtori sales event in Tampere city on Sunday, September 2nd. It’s an outside event, with lots of interesting Finnish brands, designers and shops selling their latest designs.

Some practical notes to people who’d like to visit, based on the experience from our past events organized by Design on Tampere:

Bring cash. We will take our card payment terminal with us, but I’m guessing that most sellers will only accept cash.

Be on time. The best stuff is sold first, and the stocks of the sellers are limited. Usually there’s a queue to these events.

In case of pouring rain and lightning, stay at home. The event will be cancelled if the weather is unbearable. But let’s hope it’s not!

Desingtori Tampere


I’m planning to take a versatile array of our designers’ items  to this event – something Finnish, something from abroad, jewelry and small gift items, but also clothing. At least we will bring Kiss kiss art tights and leggings, Mari & Arrow jewelry, PaaPii Design toys and DIY kits, Beloved tea spoon keyrings, SIPILÄ clothing and 2. Elämä jewelry and accessories. Hope to see you there!

The event is also on Facebook.

<3 Minna / Paloni

The Graffiti Crocheting Picnic

Let’s crochet a graffiti together at Ruttopuisto while enjoying a nice park picnic on the Restaurant Day!

Bring your friend (and your take-away food from one of the pop-up restaurants if you like) and sit down with us for a brief or a longer moment to chat and crochet. We are crocheting a huge chain that we’ll use to decorate two “Trees of Dreams” in Ruttopuisto for the Knit ‘n’ Tag event.

Ketjun virkkaus

The trees will tell stories about dreams that people have regarding the new Keskustakirjasto (City Library), while also standing as witnesses of the empowering and connecting power of handicrafts.

Tens of people between the ages of 4 to 82 years old have already taken part in crocheting the chain. We’ve organized workshops at the Pavilion on two weekends during the spring / summer, where people of different nationalities, backgrounds and ages have taken part in the project, some so taken away by it that they’ve decided to continue the project at home, and I’ve got the most colorful crochet chain deliveries to Paloni from these people.

Veronika and her chain.

Veronika and her chain.

One of our crochet workshops at the Pavilion

Left: One of our crochet workshops at the Pavilion
Right: Manna and her chain.

Molla Mills crocheting at the Pavilion. This was a chilly day! Luckily they had blankets and hot chocolate.

Left: Molla Mills crocheting at the Pavilion. This was a chilly day! Luckily they had blankets and hot chocolate.
Right: Helena from Portugal and her chain.

The idea and realization of the crochet project is done in cooperation by Paloni, Molla Mills and Keskustakirjasto 2017.

Be a link on the chain – crocheting one link takes about 15 minutes. No prior crocheting experience required. Yarn and hooks provided by Novita.PS. IF IT RAINS, WE’LL OCCUPY THE FLOOR OF PALONI FOR OUR PICNIC, address Eerikinkatu 7, Helsinki.

Here‘s the event on Facebook.

For more information about
Molla Mills:
Keskustakirjasto 2017:
Knit ‘n’ Tag:

Minna / Paloni

Lasipalatsi Design Markets & Fashion Film Festival next week!

Lasipalatsi Design Markets is a sales event at Lasipalatsinaukio in Helsinki that brings together the most interesting fresh designers from around Finland, and this year also a few talents from abroad. The event has already an established reputation. And of course Paloni is there as well!

This year the event is even more special than before, since it has been expanded to also involve a Fashion Film Festival – just how great is that! The festival takes place at Bio Rex, and the films are partly fashion-classics, partly material curated especially for this event by e.g. Paola Suhonen.

Lasipalatsi design market

Actually our participation at Lasipalatsi Design Markets is quite special, as Paloni is proud to be the first participant ever representing several designers. We wanted to show Helsinki what the rest of Finland has to offer, and chose three labels from outside Helsinki that couldn’t represent themselves at the event. So, at our stand you will find:

– classic women’s clothing and accessories by SIPILÄ (designed and made by Linda Sipilä in Seinäjoki with the help of seamstress Riitta Mäki-Jouppi)

Linda Sipilä Huivi

SIPILÄ soy bean scarf 79€, SIPILÄ tunic with pockets 159€. Picture by SIPILÄ.

– interesting and different leisurewear and accessories for both men and women by POGOSTICK failure (designed and made by Minna Rytkönen & Emmi Korhonen in Kuopio)

Pogostick Failure

Fringe Tee in orange / black&white 68€, Macrame Bag 79€. Both from Finnish textile industry leftovers. Picture by POGOSTICK failure.

– the cutest toys (also as do-it-yourself packages), as well as posters and cards by PaaPii Design (designed and made by Anniina Isokangas in Alaveteli)

Paapii Mallisto Pöllöpehmo

PaaPii Design owls (big 36€, small 26€, do-it-yourself package for a big owl 21€). Picture by PaaPii Design.

And the most important – here are the opening hours of the Lasipalatsi Design Markets:

Wednesday 1.8. 17-20
Thursday 2.8. 12-20
Friday 3.8. 12-20
Saturday 4.8. 12-18

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Crochet graffiti workshop this weekend

Paloni and Molla Mills invite you to crochet a graffiti this weekend. Sounds exciting and different, and I’m sure it will be just that. Anyone is invited to join the free-entry workshop on Saturday and Sunday at any time between 11am to 6pm at Paviljonki, Helsinki. Prior crocheting experience is not necessary – Molla is a professional and will be there to guide all participants. Materials are offered by Novita.

The project is to crochet clothes for two trees in the park “Ruttopuisto”. The clothes will be made up of small crocheted rings – making one takes about 15 minutes, so you can join the workshop for just a brief moment, or make many rings if you feel like it.

Kaupunkikirjasto & MollaMills Neulegraffiti

The trees will be called “the trees of dreams”, and we will hang signs on their branches with wishes people have written about the library of their dreams. The project is organized in cooperation with the Keskustakirjasto 2017 project. Paviljonki will be filled with different activities and workshops related to the new city library Keskustakirjasto during the whole weekend, so after crocheting you might try the cartoon workshop or join a traditional tango.

If you haven’t visited Paviljonki, the heart of the World Design Capital yet, now is the time! Join the event on Facebook, and invite your friends along. The more, the merrier!

Minna / Paloni

Fashion stock sales Turku

Paloni will take part in the Turku Fashion Stock Sales on Friday April 27th and on Saturday April 28th at the shopping center Hansa, Turku.

We will bring along samples and sale items as well as some latest arrivals from e.g. Linda Sipilä, Jennifer Loiselle, Simone’s Rose, Out of Line, Vietto and Antti Asplund.

Fashion Stock Sales Turku
Join the event on Facebook here, and see you soon in Turku!

Design Market Satama

Looking for something to do in Helsinki for the coming weekend? If you’re interested in Finnish indie design and craftsmanship, then I recommend visiting the Design Market Satama at Wanha Satama.

The event is now organized for the very first time, so it will be very interesting to see how it will turn out to be. I must say that my expectations are higher for the visual outlook of a design event, but luckily it’s the exhibitors that eventually define the level and quality of these events, not the logo. The exhibitors list looks very versatile – there are many familiar names, but also delightfully many new ones.

From the Paloni stand, you’ll find a combination of the hottest names on Finnish indie fashion from POGOSTICK failure to Antti Asplund and Linda Sipilä, combined with distinguished skill of long-term design by e.g. Sarita Koivukoski and Jatta Lavi.

Paloni at Design Market Satama

A mix of drama and tranquility on Paloni's stand: The Hector Loose Turtleneck Dress from Antti Asplund's
Crying Kids Collection (picture © Antti Asplund), and Ruutu plates by Sarita Koivukoski (picture by Satu Paakkala).

Doors are open on Sat February 11th and on Sun February 12th from 10am to 5pm. Free entry!

See you at We got Beef’s Christmas Market

Paloni at We Got Beef joulumarkkinat 2011

This event is legendary. During two weekends just before Christmas, the restaurant / club We got Beef turns into an alternative, trendy and funky Christmas market with a warm bazar atmosphere.

From Paloni’s table you will find a variety of different and personal gift ideas from Finland’s Project Runway winner Linda Sipilä’s toilet bags (with discounted Christmas market prices) to 2. Elämä Design’s and Jennifer Loiselle’s statement jewellery and Vietto accessories.

Read more about the event from We Are Helsinki here (in Finnish):

See you there! 🙂

Minna / Paloni

Regards from Designtori JOULU in Tampere

Paloni at DesignTori

Judging from the amount of people at this event, Tampere is a city of design-lovers!

Minna & Oona at DesignTori
Minna and Oona at the Paloni stand – this teamwork just works. (Or maybe it’s just Oona – she’s making me a supernumerary.) 😉

Paloni at DesignTori

Paloni at DesignTori

Oona at DesignTori
We’re happy to make our customers happy.

Oona &amp; Paloni's stand
Designtori JOULU – we loved it this much!

Paloni's exhibition workers
And this is how it looks one hour after closing. For some reason we’re always the last ones to leave – regardless of our little helper Pinja.

We had a blast. Thank you to all organizers and visitors!


See you at Designtori JOULU, Tampere!

Paloni at Designtori JOULU -tapahtuma Pakkahuoneella sunnuntaina 4.12.2011 klo 11-18!
If you’re in or around Tampere on Sunday December 4th, this event will surely be worth visiting! Designers and design shops from around Finland will gather to Pakkahuone so that you could shop the best, the most ecological, beautiful and interesting Christmas gifts to your dear ones. Paloni will be there representing our designers from around the world. We promise to bring along a versatile product range – something for her, for him and also for the little ones.

Regards from the Finnish Handicrafts

Paloni at the Finnish Handicraft (Suomen Kädentaidot)


The Finnish Handicraft (Suomen Kädentaidot) in Tampere is Finland’s biggest annual event of handicrafts and handmade design. This year the event had 581 exhibitors and a record of 36 906 visitors.

We wanted our stand to tell about the creativity of our designers, so we put quite a lot of effort into designing, transporting and building it – but I think the effort was worthwhile. Also our transportable fitting room (made from a hula hoop and old sheets, hanging from the ceiling) was in busy use again – maybe we didn’t even realize what a great idea it was when we made it for the Design Market in Helsinki in September.

The Finnish Handicrafts is an event for handmade design from Finland only, so we took with us the products of our now already 26 Finnish designers, including the whole collection of Finland’s Project Runway winner Linda Sipilä. In addition to Linda’s beautiful clothes, also many other of our designers’ items were very popular at the fair, including 2. Elämä jewellery made from recycled bicycle inner tubes by Yuan Long & Jaime De Vizcaya in Helsinki, joyful PaaPii Design toys by Anniina Isokangas from Alaveteli, Kiss Kiss art stockings by Maiju Ahlgrén from Helsinki, colorful ceramic plates by Sarita Koivukoski from Espoo and ecological Vietto clothes by Minna Kaartinen from Helsinki.

The Finnish Handicraft is a huge event, and once we decided to attend, we wanted to do it properly. My whole family deserves a big thank you for the hours and hours of help and work: my father and husband for transporting and building the stand, my mother and my brother’s girlfriend for helping in selling, my husband’s parents for helping in babysitting and for offering accommodation and my daughter for keeping our spirits up regardless of the long days we all worked. Thank you also to the organizers of the event, and to all who visited our stand! Hope to see you all again very soon – and we promise to come to the Finnish Handicrafts again next year!

Minna / Paloni

Paloni at the Finnish Handicraft (Suomen Kädentaidot)