Swedish jeans 'Made in North Korea' go on sale
The "first ever" brand of jeans made in North Korea went on sale in Stockholm on Saturday, the Swedish company behind the communist-made denims said.
"There has been a constant flow of shoppers," Tor Rauden Kaellstigen of company NoKo Jeans told AFP.
Some 1,100 pairs of the jeans went on sale for 1,500 Swedish kronor (150 euros, 226 dollars) each.
"We have a few pairs left," Kaellstigen said, refusing to disclose detailed sales figures.
The jeans were to have gone on sale at trendy Stockholm department store PUB on December 5 but PUB decided at the last minute to halt the sale, saying it did not want to be dragged into a political debate.
Instead, NoKo Jeans opened a temporary boutique in central Stockholm to sell the garments themselves.
Kaellstigen, Jakob Ohlsson and Jacob Aastroem -- three Swedes all under the age of 25 and with no previous experience in business or fashion -- started their project in mid-2007, prompted by a desire to enter in contact with the isolationist state.