I recently got two felt safety reflectors, a purple crown and a turquoise reindeer, from a friend of mine as a gift and thought I’d share this wonderful find with you. And yes, indeed, the safety reflectors are made out of colorful woolen felt which is not only a soft and ecologic material but also extremely durable, easily washable and warm. I am in love with my new accessories and cannot help at marvelling at their gorgeous shape and style: coming in various fun figures, they surely brighten up the gray days and bring a piece of whimsy in my daily outfits.
Hailing from northern Finland and inspired by retro times and African culture, Riemunkirjo Design (in English: Joy Spectrum Design) manufactures each piece by hand which makes the items highly unique. Check out their entire collection in the Tuoteluettelo (PDF) section of their website and pick your own favorite design that’s made out of excess material of manufacturing industry. Pick a reindeer skin or linen cord with a bronze lock or ask to attach the sculpture-like Reflexite reflector onto a safety pin to have a brooch. You can even customize your own by choosing the subject, size and color. In case of dirt, wash preferably under running water by hand and scrub gently with a brush if needed.
If you live abroad and love the designs, drop the artist Riikka Vuorijärvi a message and ask for a price quote (minimum order of 30 €). You can fill in your info in the order section with your name, delivery address, postal code, location, phone number and e-mail. Write the necessary details in the message box underneath and voilá you’re done. Easy as that. What a fun way to be safe whilst looking trendy on those dark nights!
Images by JoyHey