About Us

Ístex was established to carry on the Icelandic wool industry that started in Mosfellsbær in 1896. Ístex buys directly from farmers and processes about 99% of all Icelandic wool. Icelandic farmers own more than 80% of the company. 

Our commitment with Lopi is to offer high quality products from Icelandic wool to customers that choose natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living. Our wool is certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. 

Ístex produces knitting yarn made of Icelandic wool, for example, Álafosslopi, Einband, Jöklalopi, Léttlopi, and Plötulopi.

Ístex publishes pattern books with Icelandic design to fulfill the demand for unique, traditional and creative patterns. Ístex also produces Icelandic wool blankets and Icelandic wool duvets.  

Products from Ístex are available worldwide.

Contact us

Sales – Office , +354 566-6300

Spinning factory in Mosfellsbær, +354 566-6300

Wool scouring plant in Blönduós, +354 483-4290

Quality and development, +354 566-7730

Imports and exports, +354 566-6300

Key Executives

Sigurður Sævar Gunnarsson, CEO, +354 566-6302

Eugène Pilard, production manager in Mosfellsbær, +354 566-6306

Guðmundur Svavarsson, plant manager in Blönduós, +354 483-4290

Rebekka Kristjánsdóttir, sales and business, +354 566-6304

Board of directors

Gunnar Þórarinsson, chairman

Jóhannes Sveinbjörnsson, vice chairman

Halla Eiríksdóttir, secretary of the board

Jóhann Ragnarsson

Guðfinna Harpa Árnadóttir