Most of our yarns are produced in Finland, in our factory in Southeast Finland. These products are marked with the Key Flag symbol, "Made in Finland". The Key Flag products are selected and accredited by the Association for Finnish Work. 90% of Novita yarns have been awarded the Key Flag symbol.
The Key Flag symbol is shown on the yarn label and on our colour chart. The latest shade cards are available here.
Novita 7 Veljestä and Nalle are the two of our brands with the highest production volume.
DOES NOVITA HAVE A FACTORY IN FINLAND?
Novita is a proudly Finnish company. Our factory in Kouvola, in Southeast Finland and our head office in Helsinki employ some 100 people. Read more about Novita here.
DOES NOVITA HAVE PRODUCTION OUTSIDE FINLAND?
The Novita factory is located near Kouvola, in Southeast Finland. We manufacture most of our yarns ourselves. In addition to our own production, we are currently strengthening our collaboration with the British WYS brand (West Yorkshire Spinners). Novita and WYS have been working together for decades, sharing their skills and expertise to source the wool with the best value for money in the world.
Novita and WYS will greatly benefit from each other’s expertise through closer collaboration in product development and design. WYS is a brand name owned by the UK-based West Yorkshire Spinners. Selected WYS products are also available in our online shop novitaknits.com
IF THERE IS NO KEY FLAG SYMBOL, WHERE WAS THE YARN MADE?
These products are seasonal special yarns, which cannot be manufactured using the machinery at Novita’s Kouvola factory. In addition to our own production, we work together with long-standing and trusted partners in Turkey, who we rely on in producing our seasonal products. Turkey is one of the major producers of yarn in the EU market, and our partner factories there are BSCI-audited and comply to EU REACH regulations. At Novita, we wish to offer a wide selection of yarns for knitting and crochet enthusiasts by sourcing seasonal yarns from our partners.
All our yarns, including those without the Key Flag symbol, are tested according to ISO standards at our factory laboratory using the same testing methods as with the yarns produced at our own factory.