Kuopion Joulutori

Handicraft & gifts

Utuliini

Utuliini

Utuliini is a one woman company that has been founded in the autumn of 2020. It’s purpose is to fill finnish homes with colour and bring joy and loveliness in their lives. Utuliini’s selection includes nature themed plywood jewels and paper products like sticker sheets, posters, notebooks and cards which have beautiful colour combinations in them. In this year we have added lovely fabrics in our shop. Visual artist Ankku Höytö designs all the products. Paper products and plywood jewels are all made in Finland using environmentally certified materials.

FRILLA

Frilla – colorful handmade wool products right in the heart of Savo.

www.frilla.fi

Lasipaja Sinisiipi

Lasipaja Sinisiipi

Glass blowing company Sinisiipi´s gorgeous glass and light balls are made in Ylöjärvi, Pirkanmaa. Unique glass works are mostly made of recycled glass and every piece is special. Companys light balls have been granted with Key Flag mark indicating domesticity. The company owner Minna has been working as a glassblower for over 20 years with a relaxed outlook on life: “Both life and work should be fun and not too serious.”

Tundra Natural

Tundra natural

Hand-made in Finland and at the heart of Savonia

Tundra Natural brand and VersoGrow the company behind it were founded in 2016. The idea was to combine unique northern natural products with Finnish design and crafting. The company manufactures soap and other bathing products at their small workshop in Siilinjärvi.

Natural luxury to your home and bath
Tundra Natural products are purely Finnish ecological soap and bath products which are practical gifts to yourself and to your friends. The soaps and shampoos are hand-made by using traditional methods. All the products have Avainlippu eco-label.

Beauty from the Nature
We wanted to respect nature when we selected our raw materials and to use northern plants and even bring beauty to your home and luxury to your bath. “I have always adored natures beauty for what is is and therefore wanted to bring some of it to my products and packaging. And the most important part is you can enjoy these products to the fullest because they are nature friendly.”

https://www.tundranatural.fi/

Kaunist

Kaunist is a company founded by ceramic artisan Anna Kaunisto and the products are mainly made throwing one by one. Nature is a important thing to the entrepreneur and thus it is a source of inspiration. Product range includes diverse selection of utensils like mugs, bowls, vases, candlesticks and flower pots. You can find Kaunist ceramics at the KOTINEN glass container shop.

OUTI PIIROINEN

Outi Piiroinen – visual artist/printmaker

I am visual artist and printmaker from a small North Karelian village. My home is surrounded by peaceful nature that is endless inspiration for my art. In recent years I have covered Finnishness and peoples relationships with nature, time and again. Heavy and grave thoughts need counterbalance from lighter themes and then I draw and paint real Finnish domestic animal from my neighbourhood and secretly hoping they would be mine.

www.outipiiroinen.com

From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Marjaana Niskanen

Marjaana Niskanen

Marjaana Niskanen is a company which loves beauty in day to day lives. Selection includes for example decorative items that bring smile to your face. Products are made in Finland and they have been granted eco-label called Avainlippu. Graphic and simple products fit stylisticly in many kind of homes.

https://marjaananiskanen.fi/

From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Arjen Ilot

Arjen Ilot

We are a small family business from Tampere, founded in the year of 1986. We design and produce the vendible products by ourselves and the main materials we use are domestic tempered birch and domestic thin plywood.

Seri Virtanen

Seri Virtanen

You can always use a carpenter! Carpenter from KOTINEN is Seri Virtanen from Puumala who has lots of experience and many skills. From the KOTINEN shop you can find small wooden objects for every home.

Pönttöneuvos
Christmas Pop-up 9.-13.12.

PÖNTTÖNEUVOS

Harri Tuominen is an entrepreneur who makes sustainable and high-quality birdhouses. Product range includes nearly 40 different kinds of models. There are also houses for pollinators, bats and hedgehogs. And of course there are seasonal products like feeders and “restaurants” for birds and squirrels. You can of course buy the birdhouses too and give them as gifts or set them up to your yard trees because birds like to sleep in the them in the winter.

Pönttöneuvos
Christmas Pop-up
Fri-Tue 9.-13.12.

Nature Art

Nature art

Nature Art creates floristic products from natural and local resources.

www.natureart.info

Savipaja Tuliaistupa

Savipaja Tuliaistupa

Savipaja Tuliaistupa prepares individualised lace ceramics in Kontiolahti, North Karelia. They make for example honey jars and small ornaments which you can hang up to your Christmas tree.

http://tuliaistupa.fi/

From KOTINEN glass container shop you can find products made by ten different crafting companies. The entrepreneurs are long-term professionals and the quality of their products is really high. But not just the quality combines these items. They all have strong root in Finnishness.

Nordic Creations

Nordic Creations

When French Virginie Fruchart and her husband travelled in Finland they fell in love with our country and decided to move here. Virginie makes nature inspired wooden products from Finnish birch in her company Nordic Creations. She saws the products one at a time with jigsaw and altough the themes and patterning are similar there are no two identical products. You can find Nordic Creations wall clocks at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Pliide

Pliide

Pliide offers you personal and cheerful products. The entrepreneur from Savonia has exited over 20 cities and local newspapers and radios with their dialect magnets. They have done a bunch of other topics too and the fun of it is to do things together. They collect sayings in Facebook and the most liked ones are made as magnet series. There are over 400 texts now and naturally it didn’t stop with the magnet – there are other products available too. At Kuopio Christmas Market you can buy magnets, bookmarks, keychains ja earrings with different text options.


www.pliide.fi/


TaitajaPuoti Terttu

Taitajapuoti Terttu was born from the idea of bringing together friends of handcrafts and art, makers and customers. Terttu was founded when many handcraft entrepreneurs needed reasonable selling channel to their products. Taitajapuoti Terttu has widely different experts of handcrafts and art.

You can read more of TaitajaPuoti Terttu here: www.taitajapuotiterttu.fi

Candavon

Candavon

All the CANDAVON products are domestic, handmade and designed by the entrepreneur unless said otherwise. Soaps and shampoo bars are fully plant based except milk and honey soaps. Some of the candles are made from paraffin, small portion is made from stearin and some are plant based like soy or olive stearin waxes. To add to this list we include the bee wax which is it’s own sort.

www.candavon.fi

Kaunismaan  Tila

Kaunismaan tila

Kaunismaa farm in Leppävirta is a versatile sheep farm. The farm raises finnish sheep who’s wool comes in different shades and its softness and curl makes great threads and hides. Finnish sheep are a slowly growing breed so their meat is low-fat, mild and tender. Finnish sheep graze the natural fields efficiently and thus take care of natures diversity.

Kaunimaan Tila sells different kinds of handcrafts made from wool and hide like mittens, beanies, slippers and gnomes. They also sell products made from wild herbs like spruce sprout syrup, rowan bud syrup, herbal teas and nettle seeds.

Saimas Spinnery

Saimas Spinnery

Saimas Spinnery is a spinning mill in Puumala and they work with differend kinds of wool with modern spinning machines. The spinning mill works with solar energy and it has committed to Finnish aim of becoming a carbon neutral circular society by 2035. You can find Saimas Spinnery threads at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Daiga Daiga Duu

Daiga Daiga Duu

Daiga Daiga Duu collection includes cheerful products made from recycled fabric. Colourful product selection has been growing little by little since the year 2008. Design basis are “happy look” and practicality.

Taponero.fi

Taponero sells nursing lotions that are made from 100 % natural materials. Product range includes following lotions: spruce resin, resin tar, chaga mushroom, marigold, meadowsweet, ginger MSM treatment, heating foot lotion, cooling foot lotion and honey anticeptic lotion. They also sell shampoo and soap bars and oat, argan and fluffy oils.

Matti Mattsson

MATTI MATTSSON

Matti Mattsson is a king of recycling. You can bring him any deprecated item and he will turn it to something nice. Citizens of Kuopio may have seen Matti rowing with his fine wooden boat or forging in his Workshop at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, which is a chamber of magic worth visiting. You can find Matti Mattsson products at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Timo Satuli

Timo Satuli

Timo Satuli sells honey products, wild herbs and candles. Candles are made from beginning to end at his own estate in Rautalampi. Satuli is known by his handmade, unique patterned candles which don’t spread smoke or trickle. Honey comes from his own bees and wild herbs are handpicked. Satulis selection also includes lip balms and resin lotions etc. Timo Satuli has been familiar operative at Kuopio Market for the last ten years.

Harri Syrjänen

Humor is often present in goldsmith master Harri Syrjänen’s jewels. Piece of jewellery can be born from the saying: “If cows could fly” or “Bunny in pants”. On the other hand more serious works like “Treehugger” have a statement. Harri is also known for his skillfully made leather satchels. Year 2022 is a year of celebration for Harri because he has made handcrafts for over 50 years! He is a man with many skills indeed! You can find Harri Syrjänen products at KOTINEN glass container shop.

Pelastakaa Lapset ry
Christmas Pop-Up 19.-20.12.

pelastakaa lapset ry


The volunteers from Save the Children union of Kuopio collect funds for the union by organizing sales and selling handmade socks, mittens and other knit garments. The funds collected are used to help the children in the most vulnerable positions. Union’s purpose and goal is to improve the way that children are treated and to make direct and lasting improvements to the childen’s lives. Furthermore the union advances the participation of children.

Pelastakaa Lapset ry
Pop-up Joulumökki
19.-20.12.

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry
Christmas Pop-Up
Fri-Sun 16.-18.12.

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry

Savon Eläinsuojelu ry is Northern Savonian member association of SEY. Associations homestead is Kuopio and their domain is Northern Savonia. The most important mission of the association is to affect attitudes and to increase empathy towards animals. All the animals have intrinsic value and the associations purpose is to advance welfare of each individual animal.

At the Christmas Market we sell calendars, lottery tickets and some of our own products. We also accept donations like food for cats, dogs and wild animals. You can also bring item donations like handcrafts for sale, prices for the lottery, animal utensils and toys, cleaning items and cleansers, clean sheets, beanies, blankets and towels.

Savon Eläinsuojelu fund their activity with membership fees and donations. You can support our activity also by becoming a member. Welcome to chat, support and get to know our activity!

You can support with donation:
FI49 5068 8520 0059 51 
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