What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. We believe objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
As a company based in Finland, where quality, aesthetics and functionality are important values, Iittala believes in interior design that lasts a lifetime. The progressive philosophy of our design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires us to keep Iittala forever relevant.
We don’t just create beautiful objects. We believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.
Oleana uses only natural fibers like wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere. They believe they should produce fewer, yet more beautiful clothes. Oleana is one of the last knitters in Norway to knit and sew all their products at their own factory just outside Bergen.
Chalet in the Woods has a long, close relationship with Oleana, with frequent visits between Washington and Norway and vice-versa.
We have extensive experience in selecting and fitting Oleana clothing, in person or over the phone. We can provide you with anything from the Oleana garment or blanket catalogs, and we have extensive stock on hand.
In the 19th century, the Breton Fisherman Sweater was designed to protect fishermen from the elements during long days and nights at sea. At the helm of the sweater’s creation were the wives of the merchants and fishermen of Brittany. Applying a secret-stitch technique preserved by generations of mothers and daughters, their pullovers surpassed all others, granting warmth and resistance to water and wind.
In Saint-James, circa 1850, the Legallais family’s spinning plant, Les Filatures de Saint-James, began producing the yarn for the fisherman sweater, fostering its popularity and transforming this regional expertise into a successful industry. To this day, the Saint James atelier and factory is still located in the small village of Saint James, (population: 3000) about 20 kilometers from Mont-Saint-Michel.
66°NORTH was founded in Iceland in 1926 and began with protective-wear designed to shield our Icelandic workforce from the elements. As one of Iceland’s oldest design and manufacturing companies, we still proudly make durable workwear but our extensive range now includes jackets, sweaters, parkas, pants, coats, fleece garments and accessories for adults and children.
SPTZBRGN Ltd. is a little design bureau which wishes to help to modernize our Norwegian cultural heritage. Our first products to come out are ties – for those of you who are brave enough!
For over 20 years, Tyrihans have produced high quality textiles. They aim to protect Norwegian cultural heritage by recreating fabrics, shawls and other products. They use nature’s own fibres in their products, such as wool, silk, linen and cotton to ensure that the collection maintains top of the range quality.
Tyrihans has a wide and exiting range of scarves and shawles for everyone – ladies, men and children – perfect whether you are looking for something to complete your national costume, to brighten up your casual outfit or the final touch of glamour to your evening wear.