Løkka Beanie – Made in Oslo

Beanie in comfortable Norwegian lambswool, knitted in Grünerløkka in Oslo.

We will be making a limited amount of the beanies in different colors – first come, first serve.

Free returns within 30 days ✉️

Update: The Løkka Beanie in dark grey size L/XL has been very popular and sold out fast. We are knitting more now. Order today and be first in line to receive it in about 1 week 😊

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Løkka Beanie – Made in Oslo

Beanie in comfortable Norwegian lambswool, knitted in Grünerløkka in Oslo.

We will be making a limited amount of the beanies in different colors – first come, first serve.

Free returns within 30 days ✉️

Update: The Løkka Beanie in dark grey size L/XL has been very popular and sold out fast. We are knitting more now. Order today and be first in line to receive it in about 1 week 😊

Local production with local materials

The Løkka Beanie combines local production with local materials and local design.
The wool is organically certified and comes from Norwegian lamb, which is then spun to yarn at Hillesvåg Wool Factory. The great thing about Norwegian wool is that it is a pure product, and excess from meat production. When a Norwegian sheep grazes in the pasture, it also acts as a very positive factor for the environment. It contributes to a biologic diversity that is essential for many other species in the ecosystem. In addition, Norwegian wool is very strong and durable, which means that you get a product that will last a long time.

The yarn is sent from Hillesvåg to Oslo, and is knitted to beanies in Grünerløkka. The women who knit the beanies are immigrants that (until recently) have been unemployed, and are now employed by us through Laget, Quo Vadis. Quo Vadis is a communal workshop for adult immigrants with little or no education from their home country. Fall of 2019 two women are hired to knit our beanies.

As a Norwegian company based in Oslo, one of our goals is to bring the value chain closer to ourselves and the market. This is important in many different ways, not to mention for the climate and for giving a positive contribution to the craft. Textile production today is mainly done in Asia by very underpaid laborers who do very repetitive work. Our dream is to revitalize a healthy textile industry closer to the market.

Read more about the project here.

The beanie comes in two sizes, but only you know how big your head is 😉 If it doesn’t fit we are happy to exchange it!

The colors we use are organic, GOTS-certified colors. In short that means that very strict requirements for use of chemicals in the dyeing process must be followed. Read more about the certification here.

The beanies are made in Oslo and knitted on a manual knitting machine. Technique: Rib knit. Machine: Rib machine SRP 60N 4,5 mm. Silver Reed
Assembly (sewing together) is done by hand with the wool yarn. Technique: mattress stitch.

Norwegian wool is rougher than for example merino wool. That means that we have had to be very selective in finding the softest lambswool from Norwegian white sheep for this project. To find the best and finest quality, Hillesvåg has collected wool from lambs all over the country. They wool itself is called Sol og Vilje (Sun and Will) and is produced by Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk. They do the whole process from shearing to finished yarn in Norway. That means that the components of this beanie have never been outside of Norway’s boarders.

Even though it’s called the Løkka Beanie, this beanie is perfect for any activity, wherever you are:

  • Hiking in Jotunheimen
  • In the city on a cool day in fall
  • Skiing in Oslo’s woods
  • At the office

…only your imagination sets boundaries.

Free returns within 30 days ✉️

Our philosophy: Is to leave you smiling after every interaction with us. So no matter what you need – get in touch! We will personally help you out. Use: support@northernplayground.no

  • If you regret a purchase or just want to exchange sizes or models, we will of course fix things for you free of charge. It can also be a good idea to keep a copy of the e-mail exchange with us.
  • We send out international shipments once a week on Tuesdays. After your package is shipped it shouldn’t take long before it arrives on your doorstep. If you want the tracking number just let us know! All orders above 100 Euros are free of shipping costs. On orders below 100 Euro we charge a 15 Euro shipping fee.

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