Print, Textile and Clothing Design

Helsinki, Finland · 71 Sales


Print, Textile and Clothing Design

Helsinki, Finland 71 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Vappu Aneri Kärkkäinen

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Vappu Aneri Kärkkäinen


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

stranjdreamz on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent quality. This is the garment I will want to wear at the end of a long day. What could be more perfect with black leggings. Effortless.


Anna on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this tunic which goes over everything and is very flattering on the 'wheat belly' area. Just so soft and stretchy. Again, great sleeves - especially for those of us with the dreaded upper arm thing... You just can't find this cut/style in shops.


Anna on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this top. I wear it several times a week. Goes in the washing machine and no ironing required. Stretchy, soft, thick cotton. So well-made, as always.


Anna on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is fabulous. Soft enough to wear with nothing underneath - not scratchy at all. Beautifully sewn - as always. I love the sleeves which give a bit of a quirky look to the garment and make it a bit different.

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Blooming where I'm planted

Scandinavian Artist Made Clothing

*HELLIN = Superlative form of hellä ( gentle -the gentlest). First-person singular indicative present form of helliä (I'm being gentle).*

*HELLIN clothes are made to become your wardrobe essentials.
Whether you are going hiking, figure skating, sailing, to a fancy dress-up ball or couch hibernating - they are always just right!

How do I make every day an adventure? Can it be done right here at home? Can I bloom where I'm planted?

I design and sew things. Clothes. Snuggly, soft, comfortable, clothes. Meant to last and be worn to shreds. Clothes you can jump in, ice skate in, mountain climb in. Or cuddle up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Or wear to bed on a chilly winter night. You can even wear one of the fancy gowns to a formal party - and eat the cake too, because your beautiful gowns will be made of comfortable fabric that conforms to your body and is comfortable even after dinner!
HELLIN pieces are meant to be your wardrobe essentials, like they are mine.

I'm not into "fashion" -and certainly not fast fashion. Comfort, functionality, aesthetics, clothes, yes - and also ethical and environmental sustainability.

You want to know who made your clothes? With HELLIN you know - I made them.

Do I have something of value to offer to others?

Faith. Beauty. Comfort. Joy. Hope.
I hope.


Shop members

  • Vappu

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 24, 2016
Welcome to HELLINsinua!

I'm a Finnish Visual Artist and work as a clothes designer and maker, painter and photographer.

My approach to clothing design is organic and free flowing. I don't like to repeat the same thing over and over.
Hand painted and printed pieces are unique. The irregularities are part of the artistic process and style and not "flaws". I do not aim to replicate factory produced printing when I'm doing the printing by hand.

Prints are produced in limited amounts, I also use print fabrics by some talented Finnish designers working in small companies. Custom orders are welcome, but I can't promise a certain print fabric will be available later on.
I will also make modifications with my top stitched style of contouring the clothes to fit the body effortlessly. You can contact me for custom orders or to modify an existing piece to your measurements (I'm only able to make it smaller, obviously) or to create a new piece just for you.

I use natural fabrics which regulate body temperature, absorb moisture and repel odors. Merino wool is anti-bacterial and self-cleansing fiber when it reacts with the oxygen in the air, so by airing your wool garment overnight you can get multiple wears before washing. I love soft, thick organic cotton jersey for the comfort and gentle contouring support.

HELLIN is a registered trademark.

HELLIN Clothes are made in Finland, Helsinki.

SIZE CHART: (the fabrics are knit / jersey and have a comfortable stretch, so choose size accordingly.)

Chest: 82 cm / 32"
Waist: 62 cm / Waist: 24,5"
Hips: 86 cm / 34"

Chest: 90cm / 35,5"
Waist: 70 cm / 27,5"
Hips: 94 cm / 37"

Chest: 98 cm / 38,5"
Waist: 78 cm / Waist: 31"
Hips: 102 cm / 40"

Chest: 107 cm / 42"
Waist: 86 cm / Waist: 34"
Hips: 111 cm / Hips: 44"

Chest: 119 cm / 46"
Waist: 98 cm / 38,5"
Hips: 123 cm / Hips: 48,5"

Children's sizes are marked with approximate height -because age does not give a good idea of the size as children are different sizes at the same age :)

For XXL and larger sizes, contact me. I will be happy to take custom orders, but I can't promise a specific fabric or print will be available.

The fabric paints I use are the best quality, absolutely safe, water based, tested for durability and can be machine washed. Please line dry your HELLIN clothes.

I want to create ethical, ecological and comfortable clothes that are gentle on you and the environment.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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I accept Paypal and credit cards.
Payment for custom orders is due when the order is placed.

I am happy to put items on reserve for you.
For ready-to ship items I will ship in three days. Custom orders take 2-3 weeks, depending on whether I have the fabric or have to order it.
I ship with regular mail. This is slower and can sometimes take up to 4 weeks for overseas shipping. Upgrade and insurance are possible by request - I will then check the price for you and change the listing. Any customs taxes are buyer's responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
I don't take responsibility for parcels damaged or lost in the mail - but I have shipped and received a lot of packets over the years and have found it's extremely rare for that to happen. If there is any problem though, please contact me and I'll see what I can do.

If you are not happy with the piece when you receive it, I offer a refund as a store credit when you send the item back to me. Modifications are also possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are gladly accepted, please contact me with your request.
I will be happy to do my best to fulfill it, though I can't promise a specific print will be available. Hand painted pieces are unique, but I can make something similar to already sold pieces. If you have specific colors in mind, don't hesitate to let me know.