"There is no bad weather, only poor clothing"
This is an old Swedish saying that I've taken to heart!
As a mum from Sweden, I want my children's clothes to be comfortable and
practical, but also original, distinctive and fun to wear. Children love climbing,
running and splashing through puddles, and their clothes should allow them
to have fun whatever the weather. Every item should also be easy to wash and
care for, as well as durable and hard-wearing.
Scandinavian style is renowned for its emphasis on functionality, and Nordic children's clothes are designed to cope with harsh weather conditions. Snow, sleet or rain, nothing should stop youngsters from having fun outdoors!
Since 2007, VikingKids have been excited to introduce, a number of well-known Swedish and Danish brands to the UK for the first time.
We're very proud to have been the first to bring you Didriksons and their top quality waterproof clothing, winter wear and all-weather clothing, outdoor clothing as well as rain wear from Elka, funky indoor and summer clothes from Moonkids, specialist outdoor wear from Isbjörn of Sweden and much more!
From kitchen table to busy office: our story continues...
2011 was an amazing year for VikingKids! Amanda joined me in running the business and together we made the exciting move from a home-run enterprise to an office linked to our stock room. We continue to grow, with exciting expansion into new areas such as adult winter coats, ladies' rain coats, children's sun suits, wellies and more - watch this space! Our small, dynamic team continues to prioritise efficient customer service but without losing the personal touch - as many of you know, we love chatting with our customers and getting your feedback!
Forest Schools and VikingKids: how it all started :
We were delighted to be chosen, from a number of companies supplying children's rain wear (including Scandinavian brands) to equip 10 inner city schools with waterproof dungarees and jackets for Forest School, in a project sponsored by IKEA - just a few months after starting up! You can read more about this, and see more photographs of our exciting day at Forest School, with the children enjoying their new rain gear, in our section about Forest Schools and waterproofs.