Icelandic Design



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Icelandic Design was founded in 1981 by Gerdur Kristjansdottir, a native of Reykjavik, Iceland. Gerdur came from long lineage of knitters and grew up watching her mother make the entire family’s clothes and wool socks to stay warm through the Icelandic winters. She herself had learned to knit by age 7.

After 30+ years, Gerdur is still at the helm employing women knitters all around the world. Gerdur feels she still uses her social work background as she truly cares for the women artisans she works with to create the finest wool sweaters available. The majority of knitters work out of their homes so that they can stay close to their families and Gerdur provides scholarships and educational opportunities for their children. “This feels good to me, and is a worthwhile thing” explains Gerdur on her active support of her knitters. “They encourage me to keep the business going.” With their positive feedback and her tradition the future of Icelandic Design looks warm and cozy.