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L:a Bruket was started in 2009 out of necessity. After a career in fashion branding and visual merchandising co-founder Monica Kylén decided to focus full-time on ceramics, and started making functional household products and accessories. She quickly discovered a need for organic and natural products to compliment her designs and help protect her skin from the ceramics process. Unable to find them, she set out to make them herself. When creating the brand, Monica was inspired by the spa traditions of her home, Varberg in Sweden, that date back over 200-years.
Water, salt and seaweed provided the foundations for this coastal town, and have helped nurture a close relationship between the people who call it home and the everchanging natural environment. With her husband and co-founder Mats Johansson, and the dedicated team in Varberg, they have worked tirelessly to share their traditions, inspirations and products with customers all over the world.
L:a Bruket products have a timeless appeal stemming from a set of simple beliefs around Swedish Wellbeing; a philosophy ingrained in the people and country. Hard to put into words, it touches many aspects like holistic living, even skincare, to ensure a balance. Three beliefs that stand out above the rest; maintain and cherish a close relationship with nature, choose products that meet the demands of modern life, and take time to transform a daily routine into a rewarding luxury. This is the world of L:a Bruket.