Myssy is the Finnish word for a funky wool hat, and Myssyfarmi is a farm-based design company from Pöytyä, Finland. Myssyfarmi is a family business owned by isäntä* Janne and emäntä* Anna Rauhansuu.
KNITTED BY GRANNIES
The farm has belonged to our family since the early 19th century, and the brand was established in 2009 as we moved to the old Rauhansuu farm. The first Myssy sheep Susi, Bambi and Onni arrived a year later.
Our Myssy wool hats are much more than just ethically made of organic materials. Myssyfarmi creates well-being - everything is locally made in Finland. The wool is from own herd of Finnsheep, it is hand-coloured by natural dyes and hand-knitted by local grannies. The Myssys are breathable and comfortable to wear year-round. Eventually, the Myssy takes the shape of your head and becomes part of you.
Myssy = Truly organic wool hat that’s like nothing you’ve seen before.
Isäntä = The farmer. In their case Janne, who started it all.
Emäntä = The lady of the farm. In their case Anna, the designer.
Lammas = A Sheep. In their case free ranging Finnsheep that provide the finest wool in the world.
Mummo = A granny. In their case the most warmhearted crafts ladies you’ll ever find.
Finnsheep is a Finnish landrace by its origin and Finland still has the most extensive genetic Finnsheep population in the world. It is pretty impressive that Finnsheep is closer to the original wild sheep than most sheep races of today.
Finnsheep is known to have wool that is very soft, light in weight and dense. These sheep have a vast colour spectrum: white, brown and black wool can be mixed, making seven great natural colours for all models.
Myssyfarmi has eight sheep of their own: Susi, Onni, Bambi, Mä, Pikkukarhu and the small lambs Tupsu, Ammuu and Belle. They work in close cooperation with the organic sheep farm Rintala of Yläne, Pöytyä. The sheep are sheared twice a year and are in excellent care.
NO SHEEP OR GRANNIES WERE HARMED DURING THE PRODUCTION!