Who are we
The fashion brand Close to my heart is born and founded in 2011, in Nepal. The head designer Siv Katralen was trekking in the high mountains of Himalaya, and came back with the proto type of the shawl which today is known as Mie Grand. A small production was made, showed to some of the best boutiques in Norway and became an immediate success, the rest is good history. Our collections is contemporary classics, often with surprising details.
We take pride in knowing the factories, not only the owners, we also know who weave our shawls and who knit our sweaters. Many operations are done by hand, it takes time but gives each garment a special look when it´s made on hand knit machines.
We choose to use more or less only natural fibres, like Cashmere, Merino wool, Cotton, Silk and Linen. Our designs are clean, basic with a twist in numerous colours. Nepal is our DNA, we will never take our production out of Nepal!