Moskosel, northern Sweden

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Our traditional and larger Nordic tipis are still manufactured in our production plant in Moskosel. Several of our seamstresses have been employed for many years which has made them highly skilful. This is an advantage not only as regards the production of Nordic tipis; it is also of benefit to product development.

Since we are handling enormous pieces of cloth, large work surfaces are needed. Even the floor is used as a worktop for one sewing station. The machines used in the production process are all strong industrial sewing machines. Such a machine can cost some twenty thousand Euros.

Lena Bjelfman, Manager of finance, production and logistics

Lena Bjelfman

Apart from the company’s owner, Lena is the person who has worked the longest for Tentipi and she knows the company inside out. She has now taken on responsibility for some of the business’s most important areas.

In her spare time, Lena likes to exercise; one of her activities is to be a BodyPump instructor. She is particularly fond of being outdoors with her two beloved Siberian huskies, Kokkos and Kirri. Lena also has an adventurous streak to her nature and likes to go mountain hiking and diving.

Philosophy of life: Live your life now! Passionate about: animals and nature.

Patrik J. Rönnbo, Retails manager and marketing assistant

Patrik is our key man as regards marketing and sales. He is also a well-travelled person since he is the one who travels around Europe and visits and trains our retailers about our products. Don’t think his tidy desk is a sign that he has too little to do; it’s simply a reflection of his orderly nature!

Patrik’s number one tool is admittedly his computer but he also likes to use his hammer and saw and do renovation and building work on houses and cottages. In his spare time, his favourite place is to be out and about in his own forest, on his snowmobile or relaxing in front of an open fire.

Favourite places: the tiny Lapland village of Lauker and the very special Swedish island of Gotland where he spends ALL his holidays. Philosophy of life: Have a good time!

Doris Holmström, Seamstress

Having worked for us for many years, Doris is now a highly skilled seamstress and an expert on our products. The impeccably sewn products she makes are evidence of her precision and proficiency.

Doris should also be very proficient when it comes to solving murder mysteries, considering the huge number of mystery books she has read in her life. Doris keeps fit by going for walks, often together with her sisters. In the summer, she loves to spend time in her holiday cottage by the Malmesjaur lake.

Favourite author: Elizabeth George. Likes to: cook food (sometimes!).

Siv Lundström, Seamstress

Siv is another of our “old faithfuls” in our production department. She likes to listen to historical novels as her skilled hands transform mounds of cloth into tents. One of her favourite tasks is to patch and repair damaged Nordic tipis and there is no mistaking her enthusiasm as she sits on the floor, spreading glue onto the repair patches.

A tube of glue is a vital object in her spare time too since Siv loves to do scrapbooking, producing interesting works for her family. She adores sunshine and thinks nothing beats sitting on the frozen lake by her holiday cottage in the late winter, doing ice fishing while her cheeks get tanned by the sun.

Likes: home furnishings. Once-in-a-lifetime dream: to participate in an archaeological excavation.

Mari Åberg, Seamstress

Mari is the person we have been able to turn to when we have needed extra help over the years. She is deftness personified and when she sews, the mound of cloth by her machine grows very fast.

Mari lives surrounded by forest. Her closest neighbour is the seventh largest pine tree in the county of Norrbotten! Her rifle and fishing rod are always close at hand and her freezer usually well-filled with hunting trophies and catches of fish.

Main interest: outdoor activities. Philosophy of life: Make the most of today because you never know what tomorrow will be like.

Karin Lindgren, Seamstress

In addition to sewing tents, Karin is in charge of our laying-up machine and cutting machine; she cuts pieces of cloth with (almost) the same steady hand as that of a surgeon.

It is not only these machines that are run by her skilful hands. When the light and the warmth of the sun returns in the spring, she gets her jig rod, tin of maggots and packed lunch together and then drives her snowmobile out onto the ice to do some fishing. She often takes her big brood of children with her. With her industrious fingers, Karin has contributed a number of woolen little brownies to the Arctic region’s brownie tribe.

Characteristics: outgoing and full of life. Dream job: midwife.

Therese Carlsson, Seamstress

Therese is our specialist when it comes to sewing doors for our giant Nordic tipis. She rotates and turns the cloth for the doors very speedily, reversing and using little tricks to make every little detail perfect.

She is the new settler among us with a house she and her husband have built themselves by a lake out in the wilds. Therese lives there with her husband, six children and lots of different animals so country living is probably not all peace and quiet for her. If she has a moment to spare, she likes to make use of her artistic talents.

Favourite occupation: to be out in the countryside with her family. Philosophy of life: Make the most of the present.

 
 
 

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