My name is Marie Kullenberg and I am the MK in MK Nordika. I’m from Sweden and living in regional Victoria along the beautiful Great Ocean Road.
MK Nordika started 7 years ago when I realised there was a lack of comfortable, durable wet weather gear in Australia. The compliments and queries from other mums and dads is how the idea of MK Nordika began – with the goal of importing this unique Scandinavian product to Australia.
There is vast and consistent scientific evidence that demonstrates how children benefit in so many ways when they have regular opportunities to play outdoors in all seasons. Being in nature boosts immunity, stimulates the imagination, encourages problem solving, promotes physical activity, provides Vitamin D, increases spatial awareness and so much more.
I grew up in “Forest Kindergarten“ in Sweden where no matter what the weather, we were encouraged to play, explore and learn outdoors. We wore well made, comfortable rain gear which kept us warm and dry.
I now sell the same Scandinavian Rainwear in Australia and so far over 120 Kindergartens, Child Care Centres and Family Day Care Providers across Australia have purchased these unique Rainsets, embracing the possibilities of giving children the opportunity to play outdoors in all weather.
These great products protect the clothing, keeping children clean, warm and dry. The material is soft, lightweight and PVC free. It is durable and machine-washable.
I am proud to be the supplier of this great product to Westgarth Kindergarten (Doug Fargher), Melbourne – the pioneer of Bush Kinder in Australia.