A trip to the textile kingdomSaturday, December 18, 2010
Not far from where I live is an area that is called Tygriket (The textile empire). It used to be the center of the Swedish garment industry, but obviously there are hardly any factories left these days. Though many clothes and home dec companies are still situated in that area. And so are many fabric stores. The lure is primarily the prices, you can get some things for nearly half the price compared to the city. Also it's situated in beautiful rural part of Sweden so it's perfect for a nice day trip. This morning I took the kids along and went to visit a couple of the stores and then ending with the obligatory fika (a word that is hard to translate literally since it has several contexts) at quaint café nearby.
Stella ended up buying "jeggings" fabric to make sweatpants and I restocked some buttons. So we didn't buy a ton. Also the fabric stores were practically empty, clearly the Christmas shopping is happening somewhere else. But a nice trip it was.