HOORAY, HOORAY, IT’S 17TH OF MAY!
May 17, 2023
Here in Norway, we celebrate Constitution Day on the 17th of May. On Norway’s most special day, we celebrate Norway’s culture and history, and it’s also Children’s Day, full of festivities and events specially made for the little ones! As a tribute to this day, we at Patti Oslo have created a little story to tell you how Bea Bunny, one of our organic soft toys, celebrates the 17th of May with his family!
Bea Bunny lives with his family in Oslo, in Grünerløkka. Now that the snow has melted and we are enjoying long and sunny days, this lively neighbourhood has a green park where Bea plays, and he’s looking forward to go out today! The festivities, however, start already at home with a delicious traditional breakfast with waffles! No 17th of May breakfast would be complete without waffles with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream, the same colors as the Norwegian flag!
The table has flowers and decorations with national colors. Unlike other days, Bea is in his finest clothes from the start of the day! His mother is wearing a bunad, which is the traditional costume of Norway. Her clothes are vibrant blue, but bunads come in different colors, representing regions of Norway!
Once everyone has eaten, they head downtown to the capital’s main street, Karl Johan. At the year’s largest parade, people gather with flags and shout: “Hooray! Hooray!” Bea hopes to see the royal family on their way to the Royal Palace. They wave to greet all the people gathering at the parade. There are marching bands playing music, and children also join the parade, waving flags and singing. Bea had never seen such a big crowd cheering before! He hops on the shoulders of his dad so he can see better.
Once the parade finishes, Bea and his family walk around the city because the public celebrations have just started. There are still plenty of things to do! Just a few meters away, in Karl Johan, he meets Goldie Giraffe, Luna Lamb and Kenni Koala eating ice cream!
Bea is excited to see all the children gathering at parks to play board games, dance, sing, and eat hot dogs and ice cream! The streets are filled with music as the marching bands continue to go around the city, and the day is spectacularly sunny! He hops around and plays with other children until it’s time to head back home. He’s happy because he ate great food, the weather was fantastic, and he also made new friends today!
Bea and his family return home after a day filled with games, laughter, and new friends. He can’t wait for next year’s 17th of May, the best day to be a child!
Introducing the New Patti Oslo Website: A Journey through Sustainability, Craftsmanship, and Nordic Minimalism
May 04, 2023
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website at Patti Oslo! After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to share with you the new look and feel of our brand.
These years of designing unique pieces helped us decide to renew our website to better explain our values and priorities as a small sustainable business. Our desire to inspire people and to make conscious choices needed a better explained platform, easy to use and understand. Let's dive into some of our new website features.
A profound need to tell our supporters our story is behind the choice to renew the website. We wanted to represent better the soul, work, and dreams for the future of this small sustainable brand.
I understood the value of handcraft after moving to Oslo, a city of calm vitality and with a long tradition in craftsmanship and design. Living in Oslo made me appreciate the importance of Nordic minimalism and lifestyle. I decided to combine the modern design with the traditional crocheting technique. That's how our cuddle toys were born!
Organic Soft Cotton Toys
The new website features not only our story, but also a section dedicated to our handmade cotton toys.
Discover the new area dedicated to our soft toys. Explore our Spring Summer 23 collection with new arrivals, including the musical pull toy, ice cream rattles, pram chains and many more. You can also find our signature styles; cuddly lambs, soft bunnies, teddy bears, cat, elephant, and baby toys. Our extensive family of animal toys is designed to provide your baby with a lifetime of cuddles.
Another key reason for our new website was to use more suitable language to better explain our values. We wanted to spread what we stand for and to communicate more effectively about our commitment to sustainability, transparency, and ethical working conditions. Our new website is designed to create an awareness about sustainability, and we aspire to achieve this goal by having a platform for sharing our values with you.
We want to show you our important team behind our brand.
Our new website features a section that illustrates our handmade soft toys and the talented women who bring them to life. We wanted to tell how we met them, started collaborating, and how our exciting adventure with them began.
We believe in preserving traditional craftsmanship and are proud to support these skilled artisans in Turkey through ethical working conditions and financial independence.
Scandinavian Minimalism and Colours
As a Norwegian brand, Scandinavian minimalism, colours, and nature are our prior inspirations for our collections and the new website as well.
We tried to recreate the same minimalism and aesthetic on the web page. We chose colours that convey a sense of calm and serenity, reflecting the Scandinavian essence of our brand. Our new website is essential and elegant. It reflects the Nordic soul while offering a smoother user experience for our customers.
Our new website is a reflection of our commitment to excellence and our dedication to providing our customers with the best possible experience. We are excited to take you on a journey through our values, craftsmanship, and commitment to sustainability. We invite you to explore our new website and discover the beauty and uniqueness of our handmade organic cotton toys and our ethics.
Thank you for your support and being a part of the Patti Oslo community. We look forward to sharing our journey with you and continuing to create beautiful, sustainable, and ethically-made products that will last for generations.