We manufacture all the products presented on these pages in our own knitwear in Lieto. We use natural fibers as materials. The yarns are 100% mulesing-free merino wool and 100% organic linen.
We have switched to mulesing-free merino wool. We pay an extra fee for the yarn and get a certificate from the yarn supplier that commits them to purchasing an equivalent amount of mules-free merino wool. We want to make responsible fashion.
While cotton needs large amounts of irrigation water, flax thrives in dry growing areas and does not require artificial irrigation.
Flax cultivation protects groundwater. The use of plant protection products is low. The yarn manufacturer we use does not use any chemical pesticides at all.
Finnish linen knitwear
We make knitwear from linen. The flax we use is organic flax that comes to us from Italy. We manufacture linen jackets, linen blouses, linen tunics and linen dresses.
Purchasing a linen knit shows responsibility
Flax is one of the oldest crops. It has been used as a material for thousands of years. The properties of linen have pleased people through the ages. Flax fibers are largely cellulose, as is cotton. The chemical properties are about the same as cotton. However, the cultivation of these materials is much different. While cotton needs large amounts of irrigation water, flax thrives in dry growing areas and does not require artificial irrigation. Flax cultivation protects groundwater. The use of plant protection products is low. The yarn manufacturer we use does not use any chemical pesticides at all.
Linen is now in vogue
Although flax resembles cotton in chemical composition, the structure of flax is more porous than that of cotton and moisture is better absorbed by flax. Linen is dirt-repellent, wear-resistant, breathable, highly moisture-absorbing and heat-conducting. A knit made of linen feels warm in cool and cool in warm weather. Flax fiber is strong, but its folding time is poor and it is rigid as a fiber. The woven linen fabric is easily wrinkled. Due to its stiffness and poor bending resistance, knitting linen is technically quite demanding. However, the knit forms an elastic weave, which means that the linen knit does not wrinkle as easily as the fabric. Get yours from our store and experience the luxurious feel of linen.
Merino wool sweaters
We manufacture merino wool cardigans, merino wool sweaters and merino wool accessories. These accessories include beanies, scarves and mittens. Many of the merino wool knitwear we make is designed by Kaislakerttu Lehtovaara. We also make Ugly Truth sweaters, conceived by Helsingin Sanomat, which are also made of merino wool. We pay 10% to the John Nurminen Foundation for the sale of these ugly sweaters, This goes to protect the Baltic Sea.
Manufacture of woolen knitwear
We use a lot of colors in knitwear designed by Kaislaketu. We use a slightly different knitting technique and a special knitting machine to make them. Thanks to this special machine, we are able to use an exceptionally many colors in one knit. One sweater can contain up to 22 yarns of different colors.
Finnish knitwear is a responsible purchase
By purchasing domestic knitwear, you support Finnish production and responsible fashion.
Free delivery to Finland and all other countries. Free return to countries listed in addition to Finland.
If you decide to buy someone’s products, we hope it meets your expectations
However, if you are disappointed with your choice, you can return the product and we will refund your purchase. To return the product, please contact us, we will send a ready-made address label, which you will just affix to the box of the return shipment. In Finland, the return will be delivered to Posti's office. Any returns of products shipped abroad to the countries listed may be delivered to any DHL service point.
Free shipping and returns apply to the following countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands
Delivery to other countries is also free, but we cannot arrange a free return.
Made in Finland
All of the product is made in our knitting shop in Lieto
Merino wool sweaters designed by Kaislakerttu Lehtovaara
The Ugly Truth of Helsinki News about merino wool sweaters
The ugly truth about sweaters goes to nature conservation 10% through the John Nurminen Foundation.