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Visit Helsinki: Nest Factory

September 2, 2017

Visit Helsinki has been one of my most favourite sections on the blog and one of the most read ones too! I’m more than happy to present you with all of the gems which my city holds on it’s hospitality and “hedonistic” map. 🙂 Thank you for the shown interest and support, I appreciate it very much and am motivated to keep on bringing you stories about shops, hotels, restaurants and such in Helsinki that are worth the visit or spending your time and money at. Nest Factory is one of them!

If or when visiting Helsinki, you simply can’t miss out on this wonderful little store located in the Design district, Punavuori. Ever since making my first visit to the Nest Factory’s shop I’ve fell in love with the looks and concept of the shop. As a big lover of Anthropology, I have immediately felt at home browsing through Nest Factory’s goodies such as beautiful and handmade carpets, unique jewellery, robes, kaftans, home accessories, etc.

Something that’s equally important as the products which are being sold at the shop is it’s owner. By noticing how well thought and carefully curated Nest Factory’s interior and selection of the items was, I knew that the owner must be somebody very special… and she was! Enter Mrs. Tracey!

Wonderful boho soul, coming all the way from States over to the Nordics and stationing herself in Helsinki being married to a Finnish husband. One always feels “at home” when visiting Nest Factory. Tracey is such a welcoming and enthusiastic shop owner that you get this fuzzy, warm-homey feeling when visiting. You know that bit “odd” feeling when visiting some shop for the first time and not being all comfortable, maybe even bit “scared” to ask questions or tips… Well, that’s not the case with Tracey and Nest Factory, just after talking a little bit with her you’ll fall for her personality and will see her “mini Antro” shop for what it truly is, colourful wonderland to all things boho and chic you might want to bring home.

Nest Factory shares space with the well known and liked among the locals breakfast cafe Kuuma which is ran by two lovely sisters which are always ready to “jump in” and help out Tracey if she’s not around since she’s also a very dedicated mom of three and a hands-on business woman so she travels a lot in search for the new items to be sold at Nest Factory.

Tracey prefers small, predominately female owned companies from various countries, mostly from India, Ethiopia and Thailand, as well as tons of small US designers.Tracey is also very much into making her own designs and making them as unique as possible by sourcing special textile made in an “old times” way. In her own words: “A lot of the textiles I sell are products of dying professions since labor force and skill sets are changing. Ethiopia is making a comeback but they used to be textile giants…”

In the future, Tracey would love to concentrate more on the wholesale world and she is very proud of the fabric which she has designed for the loungewear and she would love to design some more too.

Possible travels to Kenya and India in the near future, her family and visitors of her shop are what inspires her the most, so don’t be a “stranger” and stop by to say hi to Tracey! 🙂 If you DO stop by her shop by the end of this month and mention my name: NATALI you can get a special “something” with your purchase.

Same goes for all of you who won’t be able to come shopping at Nest Factory, just type in NATALI to get one ROAM candle with all of your purchases made in the next two weeks (by 15.9.).

Check out Nest Factory on Instagram and FaceBook too. 🙂

*This post has been made in collaboration with the Nest Factory but all of the opinions are my own.

*Thank you to Tracey E. for everything, much love to you!

*Photography by: Natali K. photography 

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 2, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Wow, the pieces look beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Reply Courtney Hardy September 2, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Everything looks so cute there! I just love the pillows.

    • Reply natali karppinen September 2, 2017 at 7:27 PM

      Thank you Courtney for commenting, I’m happy that you like them, they’re very pretty and unique!

  • Reply MihaBalan September 3, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Perfect place, cozy, small and really cute. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Kris September 3, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Omg this place looks incredible! I need to visit Finland asap!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  • Reply Alex September 3, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    This looks so cool ! Thank you for sharing !

  • Reply Melissa Cuentas September 3, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Helsinki has been on my bucket list for so long, it makes me so happy to read these series! That place looks so amazing, in love with everything, especially the caftans! 🙂

    XO, Melissa

  • Reply Carmelatte September 3, 2017 at 4:47 PM

    I would love to visit as well 🙂

  • Reply Katya September 5, 2017 at 5:37 AM

    The place is so pretty! And looking at those pieces, I’m impressed!

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  • Reply Winsantdotcom September 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Seems to be a great place.

    the products are also amazing

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  • Reply lin October 9, 2017 at 4:22 AM

    My heart melts whenever i see those cutie handmade things, such an amazing place <3

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