Icewear has a long tradition of producing wool products, starting out as a little wool knitting factory in the early 1970´s. The traditional way of working with yarn gave them great knowledge of Norwegian-style, Scandinavian and in general, Nordic compositions. Nordic designed pullovers and blankets with authentic patterns have a big place in Icelandic culture. Everybody owns a hand knitted "lopapeysa" or at least warm woolen socks, gloves, hats or other winter accessories. Icelandic sheep provide this beautiful wool which has natural color variations and originally two types of fur; "tog" and "þel" which makes the wool fiber naturally water resistant and warm. These dual layers, when combined in knitted clothing, provide the same kind of protection for the human body, even in rain or snow. Free roaming sheep came with the first settlers of Iceland, the vikings, and the wool has not changed a bit.
Icewear continues to use these classical Scandinavian patterns to create beautiful designed outer layer items, as well as wool-blend accessories such as mittens and hats. The clothing is sown, knitted or crocheted with spun or unspun yarn for extra thickness. After all these years, Icewear now owns more than 13 stores and several knitting and sewing companies. Icewear taps into the harsh Icelandic climate which calls for wind and water resistant outerwear. Hanging onto the arctic circle, the weather conditions on the island can be rough. Icelandic men, women and children choose authentic wool clothing to keep themselves warm. Combining a winter jumper with outdoor apparel such as a wind jacket or even a parka, and you´ll be warm in Reykjavik. When going to the countryside, you might want to pack other outdoor clothes from Icewear.