Our Story

Haddock Headwear grew out of a love for mountains, nature and people.

The founder, Lutta Enevold, is a true friend of the people in and around Kathmandu. Traveling with her husband on his climbing trips in the area she also got to know the people in the villages. She saw many of the people struggling economically and wanted to help out. Some of the ladies living in the villages were already enthusiastic knitters, and as a knitter herself the idea of creating something together came up. This was more than 20 years ago and the first beanie, the Classic, came into being. Today the range runs from beanies in different shapes to headbands, scarfs and hats. They are all hand-knitted by the people in the small villages around Kathmandu, mostly at home, but employed by an established factory with a safe work environment, social facilities, and steady wages. The Nepali couple, Pema and Jangbu Sherpa is our connection between Lofoten and Kathmandu, and they make sure the knitting factory’s working conditions are optimal at all times. The couple also run a school project for children where the parents do not have the opportunity to offer schooling. Haddock Headwear is designed in the founder’s hometown Henningsvær where the family also runs a climbing school and the climber cafe; nordnorskklatreskole.no. The beanies have been warming heads all the way to the top of Mount Everest, on sailing trips around the globe and by sledge dog riders competing for Nome. They also looks good visiting the pub...