Below you will find answers to questions we get frequently. You can also always contact us for more information: or +358407270466

How do you determine shipping costs?

Each order is very different and calculating costs for shipping items beforehand tends to be difficult. We will always try to use the most affordable shipping method. For small orders (under 30€) we add a 4 € invoicing cost.

That’s some nice felting! Who are you people!?

We are Felt Faction, the felt “roller coaster” founded by Aki Leppänen and Elina Saari. Read more about Felt Faction and Elina.

I´ve noticed that different colors of Jääkarhu also felt differently, why is this?

This is true. The colors that are not industrially dyed eg. mottled greys, Smoked Tofu and Off-White are easier to felt since they did not undergo the industrial dyeing process. However Elina´s unique hand dyed Jääkarhu pieces are very easy to felt (the way Elina dyes is very gentle process for the needle felts). Students trained by Elina have no problems at all using whatever color of Jääkarhu nor do the experienced felt makers.
Also notice that mottled colors leave the surface of the design a bit hairier.

Is there a shop in Finland we could visit to buy Elina´s designs or materials?

Unfortunately not. Right from the beginning of our business we have wanted to do everything in our house. We work very long hours and Elina has got her precious Sauna/ studio and a wool dyeing cottage right here and she keeps on going…The minute we would open up a shop would most likely destroy her possibility to work at any time the “inspiration strikes” and we´d be fools to limit her playing time with wool!
Often enough we have been approached by shop owners wanting to sell Elina´s designs, but rarely have we found anyone that would know enough about hand made felt to be able to really explain the customers all the intricate details of the designs & why are they special. We´ll let you know if things change!
Meanwhile we do shows/ exhibitions every once in a while and try our best to make our web-sites as informative & inspirational as we can!