There was a time when the most important thing in the world to many was a silver Gucci logo emblazoned on a t-shirt. They’ve even made a film about the rise of the Gucci empire – it was on at the movies recently. But more and more, people are starting to favour locally made stuff in what they wear and carry.
In Estonia, that means hand-crafted pieces made in small numbers. The design of such items is full of character, with an undeniable warmth but also the quintessential crispness of anything made in Northern Europe. There are few places where local craftspeople find shelf space for themselves, but one of them is Pärl, which focuses on accessories and other small items. A wide range of materials can be found here, from lamb’s wool and leather to timber-scented creations.