Warm and Unique
The Icelandic wool made it possible for the settlers to survive in the harsh northern climate. Evolving over 1100 years of exposure to the harsh subarctic climate, Icelandic wool is distinctively made of two different kinds of fiber that make it both highly insulating and water-repellent.
- Shelter and warmth
The Icelandic wool has kept the nation warm for more than 1100 years with the sheep originally brought here from Norway by the settlers. Due to the isolation and absence of contact with other breeds the Icelandic sheep still carries characteristics long disappeared from their relatives in the neighbouring countries.
“When I was studying in London my mind would frequently wander to Iceland so I was suddenly attracted by Icelandic wool, which had never enticed me before. I wanted to do something completely new with it and tried mixing it with other materials like silk and cotton to make it finer. And I haven’t stopped since!”