Hvammstangi – over 40 years of knitting with Icelandic wool
Who are we?
KIDKA is a true Icelandic, traditional knitting and sewing company that produces knitwear out of Icelandic wool for its own clothing line. Its name stands for beautiful and high-quality wool products, which are fashionable, comfortable and genuine Icelandic.
What do we knit with Icelandic wool?
Icelandic wool is very versatile. With our knitting machines we knit blankets, sweaters, cardigans and ponchos as well as accessories such as hats, mittens and headbands, scarfs and collars. Handknitted Icelandic sweaters and Icelandic yarn to knit yourself are also available in our shops in Hvammstangi and Reykjavík.
What´s our story?
The knitting factory in Hvammstangi was founded in 1972. The knitting factory has been owned by Irina Kamp and Kristinn Karlsson since 2008 and has been called KIDKA ever since.
Where can you find KIDKA products?
You can find our wool products in shops all over Iceland. Our knitting factory and factory shop is situated in the beautiful Miðfjörður area, in the small town Hvammstangi, halfway between Reykjavík and Akureyri, just 5 min from the main Road 1.
Our KIDKA Wool Shop is in Reykjavík, on the main shopping street Laugavegur 54.
You can order KIDKA products online here: http://www.islandfreund.de
How do you make sweaters?
KIDKA sweaters, cardigans and accessories are produced by knitting machines. The process of washing, brushing and steaming the wool gives it a softer and fluffier texture than one is used from the hand-knitted pullovers, but at the same time doesn’t lack the important feature of keeping its owner warm all year-round. If you stop by in Hvammstangi you are welcome to take a look in our factory and see it yourself. We like to show you how your sweater is made.
The garments surprise with a big variety of designs that are inspired by traditional Nordic patterns as well as modern fashion trends and colours. During the whole production process the wool garments never leave the country, which makes them original Icelandic products.
A visit in the KIDKA Wool factory gives you an unique insight into the production of Icelandic knitwear. We will be happy to show you how your sweater is made and in our cosy factory shop you have the opportunity to buy KIDKA knitwear and hand-knitted sweaters at a reasonable price.
You can find our products in shops around Iceland and in the KIDKA shops in Hvammstangi and Reykjavík as well as online.