Knitted by the grandmothers of the hat farm
Woolen Hats are made for those who do not fit in trays or fit in molds. Like their founders Anna and Janne Rauhansuu. The first Hat was born in the hands of Janne, a former professional windsurfer. Since then, the couple, who live in a table farm with their four children, have acquired the world's finest wool-producing Finnish sheep and started cooperating with a local spinning mill.
Anna’s vision was to create a fashion brand out of Myssy that has nothing to do with fashion as it is known. The making of the hats had to be authentic and organic.
Retirees as knitters
Indeed, the ideology of the hat farm was soon identified by so many people who went their own way that auxiliary forces began to be needed for knitting. The local retired ladies -My Grandmothers came in a hurry. Every product on Myssyfarmi is born in the sticks of a local grandmother and is signed by its author.
The hat farm employs 80 retirees, for whom knitting hat products brings not only additional income, but also meaningful work and togetherness.
100% Finnish organic wool
Wool also comes from other farms today. However, only organic wool from Finnish farms is used for the hats, and the wool is also washed and spun in Finland. The production process preserves the wool's natural fat, lanolin, which makes the yarn naturally water- and dirt-repellent.
Finnish sheep to glory
The Finnish sheep is a special country breed whose wool resembles merino wool in quality. However, about 70% of wool produced in Finland is disposed of as waste, as it has no market value covering the costs of sorting and transporting the wool. The hat farm has wanted to tackle this grievance, take advantage of a fine, local raw material and pay fair compensation to the sheep farms. At the same time, Myssyfarmi also supports the Finnish spinning mill industry. The main partner is Pirtin Kehräämö.
In the spring of 2021, Myssyfarmi will pilot an official Myssyfill producer system, in which Myssyfarmi undertakes to purchase raw wool from lampholders and take care of their logistics.
Some wools are used in their beautiful natural shades, some are dyed. All dyeing is done by hand at Myssyfarm's production facilities. Dyeing uses low acid dyes that are attached to the wire with citric acid. The dyeing process makes the yarns particularly fluffy and soft, and the colors vibrant and brilliant compared to industrially dyed.