Häme is renowned for its rich history of glass design. Explore the vast selection of glass products available in shops, from artisans and glass studios or make your way to a local shopping centre, such as the region’s biggest and most modern, Shopping Centre Goodman. Iittala Village is a shopping paradise for affordable glass, where you can find high-quality products at discounted prices.
From local market places you can find local handicrafts and local food.
Shopping, crafts and unique boutiques
Shoppers looking for crafts and design are in for a treat in the Häme region. Crafts boutiques offer high-quality handmade gifts, presents, souvenirs, interior design products and ceramics. Learn more about the beautiful and unique offering of glass workshops and find beautiful pieces to take home. You can find extraordinary products in the many factory shops, such as Iittala, Finlayson, Havi, Joutsen and Flow Cosmetics. Or go on a shopping spree in the shopping centres and brick-and-mortar stores in city centres. You are spoilt for choice!
Textile printing and workshops
The city of Forssa is known as a European textile town. The Forssa Museum located in the historical Spinning Mill Area houses cloth collections that document the history of Finnish printed fabrics: here you will find the first Moomin patterns and the most beloved patterns by Finlayson. Wetterhoff is a handicraft centre located in central Hämeenlinna. There you will find craftspeople, a shop and different kinds of participatory workshop activities where you can make wall rugs and weave.