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Our small, family-owned business was established in 2020. Although this is relatively recent; it fits perfectly into the history of the local textile industry in Mýrdalshreppur municipality. Our main production is focused on Icelandic woollen goods and knitwear, thus continuing the tradition from previous companies working in woollens way back in the 1970’s.

A place where nature’s forces clash, collide and combine

Our knitwear factory is located on Iceland’s magnificent South Coast-in the village of Vík. Vík is a mere 185km drive from Reykjavík. Although the total number of inhabitants is only over 540 people, the village is one of the most visited and popular destinations for tourists in Iceland. This is due to its incredibly beautiful landscape and stunning situation by the sea and black sand beaches.

Our knitwear factory is located on Iceland’s magnificent South Coast-in the village of Vík. Vík is a mere 185km drive from Reykjavík. Although the total number of inhabitants is only over 540 people, the village is one of the most visited and popular destinations for tourists in Iceland. This is due to its incredibly beautiful landscape and stunning situation by the sea and black sand beaches.

The area is characterized by diverse landscapes that are constantly influenced by the forces of nature. To the north of Vík lies the Katla volcano that is hidden under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier ice cap which towers over the village. Close by is the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier that made the headlines when its sudden eruption in 2010 paralyzed European air traffic. The Atlantic Ocean stretches out to the south from Vík. Its powerful waves have hewn some incredible forms from the cliffs. Mention should be made of the distinctive Reynisdrangar sea stacks that protrude out of the sea resembling a three-masted schooner with basalt spars. The impressive Dyrhólaey promontory with natural rock arch and headland is only a few kilometers from Vík. It is certainly the natural attractions that Mother Earth has bestowed upon Vík that draw large numbers of visitors to the village: one of the most beautiful beaches in the world-the black sand beach at Reynishverfi, the large Mýrdalssandur desert and outwash plain, as well as multifarious colonies of birds including the charming Atlantic Puffin.
The area is characterized by diverse landscapes that are constantly influenced by the forces of nature. To the north of Vík lies the Katla volcano that is hidden under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier ice cap which towers over the village. Close by is the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier that made the headlines when its sudden eruption in 2010 paralyzed European air traffic. The Atlantic Ocean stretches out to the south from Vík. Its powerful waves have hewn some incredible forms from the cliffs. Mention should be made of the distinctive Reynisdrangar sea stacks that protrude out of the sea resembling a three-masted schooner with basalt spars. The impressive Dyrhólaey promontory with natural rock arch and headland is only a few kilometers from Vík. It is certainly the natural attractions that Mother Earth has bestowed upon Vík that draw large numbers of visitors to the village: one of the most beautiful beaches in the world-the black sand beach at Reynishverfi, the large Mýrdalssandur desert and outwash plain, as well as multifarious colonies of birds including the charming Atlantic Puffin.

Our story began in Víkurprjón

Katla knitwear factory emerged from our experience gained over the past ten years in Vík. The name of the company was not chosen accidentally, but derives from the name of the first knitwear factory that opened in Vík in 1971. The name Katla is also our nearby volcano in close proximity to the village. Katla was likewise the name of the bad-tempered eponymous character who committed a grisly crime in a well-known local legend…

The people in charge of the Katla knitwear factory and the day-to-day running of the company are Beata and Marek, along with their wonderful children and faithful friend and companion Rella the dog. As a sheepdog, Rella enjoys visiting the factory and sniffing the wool. When she visits she keeps us all amused as we work away.

Katla knitwear factory emerged from our experience gained over the past ten years in Vík. The name of the company was not chosen accidentally, but derives from the name of the first knitwear factory that opened in Vík in 1971. The name Katla is also our nearby volcano in close proximity to the village. Katla was likewise the name of the bad-tempered eponymous character who committed a grisly crime in a well-known local legend…

The people in charge of the Katla knitwear factory and the day-to-day running of the company are Beata and Marek, along with their wonderful children and faithful friend and companion Rella the dog. As a sheepdog, Rella enjoys visiting the factory and sniffing the wool. When she visits she keeps us all amused as we work away.

Our knitting adventure began when we were hired by Víkurprjón (Ltd) that had been in operation since 1981. Here we learned our craft, and gained many years of knowledge in the production and sale of woollen products within the factory and accompanying store. We also attended courses in the use of industrial STOLL knitting machines. In 2012 a change of ownership occurred, and subsequently the factory ceased production in 2019. This proved to be a catalyst for change, and the springboard for our subsequent success. We decided at this point to go it alone and open our own craft knitwear factory to fill the gap in the market left by the previous company.

Our knitting adventure began when we were hired by Víkurprjón (Ltd) that had been in operation since 1981. Here we learned our craft, and gained many years of knowledge in the production and sale of woollen products within the factory and accompanying store. We also attended courses in the use of industrial STOLL knitting machines. In 2012 a change of ownership occurred, and subsequently the factory ceased production in 2019. This proved to be a catalyst for change, and the springboard for our subsequent success. We decided at this point to go it alone and open our own craft knitwear factory to fill the gap in the market left by the previous company.

Local products made by local people

Our goal is to produce the finest products sourced from raw materials here in Iceland. This means that the “Made in Iceland” label on our products is not just an empty slogan. Our main merchandise is based on woollen blankets, hats, mittens and shoulder wraps or shawls. These products are made with 100% pure Icelandic wool yarn. This wool is durable, breathable and a natural product. It is also water-resistant and provides superb insulation.

The patterns we use in our woollen goods imaginatively illustrate and reflect the inspiration we receive from our enchanting local surroundings. We also make use of ideas gleaned from local history and intertwined with Nordic folklore.
As a local producer, it is our stated aim to be guided by sustainable development goals. We achieve this by using technology and techniques that minimize the loss of raw materials as well as producing versatile products that are long-lasting. All of our designs proudly bear the label marked with the ‘Katla UNESCO Global Geopark’ logo because they are produced right here.

Our goal is to produce the finest products sourced from raw materials here in Iceland. This means that the “Made in Iceland” label on our products is not just an empty slogan. Our main merchandise is based on woollen blankets, hats, mittens and shoulder wraps or shawls. These products are made with 100% pure Icelandic wool yarn. This wool is durable, breathable and a natural product. It is also water-resistant and provides superb insulation.

The patterns we use in our woollen goods imaginatively illustrate and reflect the inspiration we receive from our enchanting local surroundings. We also make use of ideas gleaned from local history and intertwined with Nordic folklore.
As a local producer, it is our stated aim to be guided by sustainable development goals. We achieve this by using technology and techniques that minimize the loss of raw materials as well as producing versatile products that are long-lasting. All of our designs proudly bear the label marked with the ‘Katla UNESCO Global Geopark’ logo because they are produced right here.

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