Norlender Knitwear is a Norwegian knitwear factory and brand located on the west coast of Norway. Norlender offers Norwegian Knitwear and accessories made in Norway, mostly from 100% pure new wool. We are a family-owned business, with a history that dates back to 1927. Now 90 years and three generations later, Norlender is one of the few existing textile factories in Norway. We are very proud to be able to offer garments made from Norwegian wool used in yarns spun in Norway, and knitted and manufactured at our factory on the Norwegian west coast.
Norway is known world-wide for the high quality of its woollen clothing. To stay warm in the cold and often wet climate of the north has been a key factor for survival over the last centuries, and wool is a natural fibre with the extraordinary properties to do just that. The Norwegian wool has long strong wearing yarn with high thermal ratings, a product of the natural evolution of our hardy Norwegian sheep to combat the tough climate. We use Norwegian wool in over 70% of our knitwear range, while the remaining garments in fine gauge uses European yarns. 100% Merino wool is used in a selection of models where a soft and luxurious handle is required.
Wool is an important element in the Norwegian cultural heritage and has been used in Norway for clothing for over 6000 years. In more recent centuries wool has been used for knitting, weaving, and felting, and is an important element in our traditional folk costumes. Advanced multicolour patterns were hand knitted and decked with beautiful woven bands and pewter clasps. You can find all of these elements in the Norlender's collections, made into beautiful garments, suitable for the modern man, women and child.
ABOUT THE ENVIROMENT
At Norlender we feel privileged to work with a natural and sustainable fibre such as wool and our yarn suppliers follow strict guidelines within their production and procurement chain to minimise emissions. Norlender is, together with its partners, working towards maintaining an environmentally friendly clothing line.