About myself

I am a mum to 4 beautiful boys and from them I have been inspired by the bright and fun practical and comfortable clothes that are made for kids to love and more so important, to play in. Kids do get dirty that is for sure!

With 4 children and a husband also, not to mention cloth nappies also, my washing is endless. I wanted clothes that are going to be put to the test of time to withstand my endless washing of clothes from the hours of play that my children do, or some clothes to be even handed down and still look great. So this is what lead me to starting a business selling Scandi clothes.

The making of Uddevalla Barn

Pronounced (oo de valla) barn
It translates from Swedish to mean Uddevalla Children

Uddevalla is a town and the seat of Uddevalla Municipality in Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden. My mum lived in Uddevalla as a young child while her dad worked near by in Stenungsund building an oil refinery.

My mum passed away in 2015, and she always loved anything and everything Scandinavian. Barn is the Swedish word for children and as my business is about selling Scandi kids clothes I felt this was a great way to name my business.