For forty years, Gudrun Sjödén has reached demographics often disregarded by the mainstream fashion industry, and has created fashions for women who dare to stand out from the crowd.
“I am a watercolour artist and entrepreneur! The thrill of the design process and of growing the business with stores, an online presence and catalogues – is top of mind for me all the time. And a full 40 years have now gone by! I’m still learning. My company has grown enormously and I intend to continue expanding on different markets while preserving the label’s flexibility."
"Since the beginning in 1976, the business concept has remained the same: comfortable clothes in natural materials. But much has happened along the way too. Today, we have customers in 52 countries and stores in seven markets, of which the USA is showing the most growth. It’s all about living for the moment”, – Gudrun Sjödén, CEO and owner.
To celebrate the brand's 40th birthday a special anniversary exhibition will follow Gudrun’s story with a series of vintage designs and videos. The show will also give an insight into the processes involved in the company’s steady stream of patterns, catalogues and design.
Galleri 5 at Kulturhuset (Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre), Stockholm, Sweden