Fmam's story began in spring 2015. I was making my pregnant friends nappy cakes and adding leather moccasins and pacifier clips I had made. My friends encouraged me to share them on Instagram. Quickly, I began to receive orders and enquiries and the products proved popular. In the autumn 2015 the online shop opened and I quit my job to run my business full time.
Since the early days, Fmam's products have been made by hand in Helsinki, first in my son's bedroom where the sewing machine whirred late into the night. From there I moved into a basement workshop for a year until I found the current premises in Munkkivuori, Helsinki. The new premises also double as a showroom where I host shopping days and various events.
Even before I sold my products, I wanted to ensure that the material I use is absolutely safe and as ecological as possible. From the beginning I have used chrome free, ecological leather from Scandinavia.
I never really dreamt about having my own business, and it would be more accurate to say that my business found me.These years, since starting my own business, have included many joys and successes, but also plenty of hard work and long days. Every order I receive still makes me smile. It feels great that I am making products that people like. It's wonderful when I spot a familiar name in a new order when a happy customer has ordered again. Just as wonderful is receiving a message from a new customer who has discovered Fmam's products and likes them.
Thank you all for being a part of Fmam's story and thank you for supporting Finnish handmade products.
Päivi / fmam