Wool processing has been a trade in Mosfellsbaer, Icelandsince 1896. Previously namedÁlafoss of Iceland, this company became Ístex in 1991. Ístex stands for Íslenskur Textiliðnaður, which is Icelandic for 'Textile Industry'.
Ístex produces and sells the famous Alafosslopi and other Lopi yarns for hand knitting such as Plötulopi, Bulkylopi and Léttlopi. They are manufacturers of industrial yarns for knitting, weaving and carpet manufacturing. All theirproducts are made out of high quality Icelandic wool.
Ístex buys wool directly from the farmers of Iceland and then transforms it into yarn. The wool scouring process happens in Blönduós, in thenorth of the country, and our spinning mill isin the town ofMosfellsbaer, nearby toReykjavik.
Ístex products are sold all over the world and are famous for their durability, colours and quality.
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