Our Blog: Stories to inspire

Sweetly Sustainable: The Best for Your Baby by Petit Stellou

Petit Stellou opened its doors in 2012 to offer a beautiful line of baby products all designed in Switzerland that are wonderfully soft and cuddly, but also produced under Fair Trade standards using the finest sustainably sourced materials and adhering to strict standards for quality and safety.

FOUNDER'S PICK: NINA EGLI OF FAMILY AFFAIRS
Nina started Family Affairs with her mum who was a successful designer in the 60s and 70s. Among others, she worked for the Beatles! Her cuts were so great, so the idea was to bring them into the present with Nina's illustrations as prints. They ended up starting a family business.
A WELCOME TOUCH OF SUMMER
Yuzu here, yuzu there, yuzu EVERYWHERE! While this unique and refreshing citrus scent seems to be everywhere these days, where is it from and how does its lovely fragrance help? Learn more about yuzu and consider giving someone a gift of Soeder's Hinoki Yuzu soap for a refreshed and relaxed Easter.
SINGAPORE'S FIRST SWISS SPRING MARKET: A RECAP
The event where we showed Singapore that there is So Much More From Switzerland in terms of innovation, product quality, and sustainability - three elements that have helped build our own ethos for conscious consumption.
FOUNDER'S PICK: NATHALIE KÜPFER HENARES OF PORTORO INTERIOR
From Shanghai to Zurich, to Manila and Singapore, a strong Swiss connection binds two women in both friendship and business.
Championing Conscious Consumerism
For us at Helvetia and Sons, we grew up adhering to Swiss principles of quality which essentially call for buying quality over quantity, insisting on the best possible materials to ensure durability and longevity, and ensuring that materials are sourced properly and without harm to both man and nature.
SERAINA'S MEMORIES
Whenever people ask founder Seraina Peter about why she brings specific products into our online store, her response often involves a memory from home. In this feature, she talks about three of her favourite brands and products.
Sage: Purifying Spaces for Luna New Year
As we are moving into the Lunar Year of the Tiger, many of us are now busy cleaning their homes, essentially clearing out their personal spaces of negativity. As a traditional smudge might set smoke alarms off and, subsequently, spook the people around you, we recommend a safer and more modern way.
Tiger Swiss: Truly Iconic Footwear

CNY 2022: Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a pair of iconic Swiss Tigerlis. 
Learn more about the Swiss shoe brand loved by generations of kids.

A Magic Zurich Christmas with Adrienne and Dominique

Join us for a magical Christmas trip to Switzerland: Our friends Dominique and Adrienne von Albertini, the dynamic duo behind iconic shoe brand Tiger Swiss share the traditions that they enjoy for the Holidays and some insider tips when visiting Zurich.

SHOP SMALL: THE CASE FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
American Thanksgiving falls on 25 November this year, so the annual retail bonanzas we know as Black Friday (26 November) and Cyber Monday (29 November) are two particular events that many bargain hunters are looking forward to. November is also...
Swiss Kitchen Comforts
For centuries, Swiss kitchens have been characterised by a sense of neatness, a touch of familial warmth, a solid practicality, and a penchant for producing food that nourishes both body and soul – a necessary thing in a mountainous nation.
SERAINA SPEAKS! SO MUCH MORE TO SAY ABOUT SWITZERLAND
Switzerland has long been known as a place of scenic beauty, a country that has produced incredibly precise timepieces as well as delectable chocolates. But not many are aware that there is So Much More from Switzerland - and entrepreneur Seraina Peter is working to...
GETTING CREATIVE

One of the more surprising things to come out of the pandemic is the way people have become more creative and expressive. That said, help bring your inner artist or designer out with some great tools and products to keep your imagination running and your creative juices flowing. We share a few ideas to help you perk up and have a brighter and healthier outlook for the future via self-expression using some of the finest products from Switzerland.

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: SOAP AND CANDLE GIFT BOX
Give friends, colleagues, or teammates a fragrant bit of Switzerland to enjoy for the Holidays! Our 2021 Seasonal Boxes are now available to order.
FOUNDER'S PICK: MANUEL DER HAGOPIAN OF G8A ARCHITECTS

Thanks to architectural titans like Le Corbusier and Herzog & de Meuron, Swiss nationals have long made it to the forefront of the global design scene. 
In Southeast Asia, Swiss architect Manuel Der Hagopian and his firm G8A Architects are weaving together Eastern and Western influences to create a style of architecture that is uniquely their own.

 

KEEP IT FUN AND FEMININE WITH FAMILY AFFAIRS
The newest addition to our lineup of stylish Swiss apparel comes from the creative minds of mother and daughter team Kaya and Nina Egli: pretty and colourful hats and t-shirts for any season from Family Affairs!
THANK GOD, IT'S FREITAG!
If you’re looking for a Swiss fashion brand that truly embodies the spirit of sustainability, turn to this edgy bag and accessory maker that transforms upcycled materials into portable – and practical – wearable design.
ZigZagZurich: Where Art is Woven Into the Textiles
It takes a community to create beautiful things and the artisans who make up the team at this Zurich-based atelier have been creating the prettiest textiles for nearly twenty years.
Summer in Switzerland: Taking a Refreshing Plunge
What do the Swiss do when temperatures start soaring? They take a dip into the cool waters of the nearest river or lake.
Sustainability – the Swiss Way

Long before sustainability became a buzzword, Switzerland was already practicing many key concepts – and these concepts have helped make Swiss manufacturing a worthy example of industrial sustainability and have also enhanced the overall quality and desirability of Swiss products across the globe.