Vappu Aneri Kärkkäinen's Profile

About

I'm trained as a visual artist and I work as a painter, photographer, and clothes designer and maker. HELLIN is my clothing brand and main article in this shop.
I have a website for HELLIN at https://hellinsinua.fi.

I'm a visual person who notices little things, and takes pleasure in casual daily life.
Visualizing things and making them come to life, into actual creations, always gives me joy. But how things look never surpasses how they feel and function.

I have a daughter who is now a first grader in school, and still takes up a lot of my time! She is a sensitive child and part of my inspiration for HELLIN clothes. I wanted to make her cute dresses and she didn't want to wear them, because they were not comfortable enough. I realized that I also preferred to wear jersey and knit clothes, so why would I expect her to…

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  • Female
  • Joined November 17, 2009

Favorite materials

merino wool jersey, organic cotton jersey, yarn, paints, water, light

Shop

HELLINsinua
Ethical Comfort Couture

About

I'm trained as a visual artist and I work as a painter, photographer, and clothes designer and maker. HELLIN is my clothing brand and main article in this shop.
I have a website for HELLIN at https://hellinsinua.fi.

I'm a visual person who notices little things, and takes pleasure in casual daily life.
Visualizing things and making them come to life, into actual creations, always gives me joy. But how things look never surpasses how they feel and function.

I have a daughter who is now a first grader in school, and still takes up a lot of my time! She is a sensitive child and part of my inspiration for HELLIN clothes. I wanted to make her cute dresses and she didn't want to wear them, because they were not comfortable enough. I realized that I also preferred to wear jersey and knit clothes, so why would I expect her to wear stiffy dresses?


I belong to the Finnish Painter's Union and Helsinki Artist's Association. I continue to paint, and I dream of designing my own fabrics some day. For now, I'm thankful for all the talented print designers from whose work I get to choose fabrics for HELLIN. Sometimes I hand paint fabric for a piece of clothing, that is something I enjoy and the result is always unique and one'of a kind.

I wear my own clothes, I love them, and I hope you do too!

You can always contact me with any questions :)

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