24 Aug 2015

Tweed - In or Out?

In. Defenately.

"The original name of the cloth was tweel, Scots for twill, it being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern.

Like many names, a story tells that the name came almost by chance. About 1830, a London merchant received a letter from a Hawick firm, Wm. Watson & Sons, Dangerfield Mills about some tweels. The London merchant misinterpreted the handwriting, understanding it to be a trade-name taken from the river Tweed that flows through the Scottish Borders textile area. Subsequently the goods were advertised as Tweed, and the name has remained ever since."


river Tweed, Scotland
Sunset over the Tweed, the trees and the Eildon Hills. | by Dru Dodd

"Tweed is a rough, woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is usually woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Colour effects in the yarn may be obtained by mixing dyed wool before it is spun."

Harris Tweed is the world’s only commercially produced handwoven tweed. The tweeds are handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.

If you wish to learn more about Harris Tweed, please, visit their website

Is there equestrian style without tweed?
According to Mr. Ralph Lauren - no.

Ralph Lauren tweed

Equestrian fashion, tweed

We think that as well! One of the most popular patterns of the 
nannasalmi collection is called 'tweed'.

tailhair ribbon 'tweed'

Do you think these would look good with your tweeds?
Or could they be "the tweed" of your outfit?

"Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns"
  -Hermione Gingold-

Ok, we believe that! Wear tweed around your finger or your wrist, wear it
next to your heart... Have your dearest friend with you all the time-

-nannasalmi custom made fine jewellery made with your own horse´s hair-

Enquieries and orders by email

20 Aug 2015

Black - boring?

Our customers often say: 
"My horse´s tail is all black... Will the ribbon look boring?"
May we ask: does this horse look boring?

Katarzyna Okrzesik-Mikolajek

Yeah, right! No, it does not...

Horsehair is like silk, wool, fur or any other natural fibre -
it is never boring what ever color. 

original collection by nannasalmi

It gives the design space...

custom made in Finland

What would be a better background for diamonds?

horsehair tailhair white gold

Black is cool, modern and timeless.

So, please, don´t worry if your horse´s tail is all black. It will look gorgeous!
Questions? Wish to place an order? Send us an email:


"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." - Neiman Marcus

14 Aug 2015

nannasalmi in The Dublin Horse Show 2015

Dublin Horse Show has become a Dublin institution since the first time it was held in 1864. It celebrates Ireland's affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers.

There is something to see for everybody, you can "shop until you drop", you can spend hours just watching audience, riders and horses from all over the world. And, of course, you can eat and drink well and spend some fabulous days with your friends!

If you work there, the five days are interesting, they give a lot, you get to meet horse loving people and colleagues - and afterwords... you are tired but happy!

Our Irish agent, Stacey Mc Mahon / Tailored Equestrian had a concessions stand at Simonscourt and we were there for three days with her company. Thank you all for visiting us, it was amazing to meet you all and get such wonderful feedback on the collection!

There was not too much time to go around photographing, but here some moments...

Dublin Horse Show Simonscourt

Tailored Equestrian represents the top brands like Cavalleria Toscana, Parlanti, Animo, Anna Scarpati, Devoucoux and Flexi Equine. And, of course, nannasalmi horsehair fine jewellery. If you are in Ireland, contact Stacey, she would be more than happy to help you with shopping these exqlusive brands.

"Staff meetings"...

She is amazing  Clemence Faivre Gala

The foals were cute!
The mares took it easy and calm but children, you know,
sometimes they just get hungry...

Tradiotional accessories, clothing and costumes.

Everything has got an end... Sunday evening, 7 p.m. it was all over. For the audience.
Then started cleaning, packing and driving horses and riders back home to wait 
for the next show!

Thank you, Dublin, for friendly people, beautiful city and a wonderful show!
See you next year 20th-24th July, 2016

5 Aug 2015

My Girl Trocadia

My girl (Trocadia) has a special story. She comes from the stud Olympia. After a few races she has been rejected. One win and a few positionings haven´t been enough. Afterwards her previous owner (herself a jockey) took her and she got 2 foals. 

Her owner kept the foals but the mare in addition was too expensive. By chance I heared of her, went to see her and immediately fell in love with her. She set me back 200 €. We moved to a western barn and I decieded to ride her in western style. 

Since about 2 months she is under the saddle now. Sometimes we still have some differences. She has a lot of character and she is very intelligent. But anyway I prefare those horses.

She is a real beauty (and she knows it very well). And for me she is very special. My dream and my wish complied absolutely with her.

Alexandra Spürck, Germany

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