Rauma Garn

Rauma Ullvarefabrikk's wool has been spun in Norway since 1927, when 25-year-old Erling Digernes took over the operation of a small woollen mill in the small town of Veblungsnes in the Møre og Romsdalen region.  The town is located on the west coast in fjord country on the Rauma River, which is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in Norway and now provides hydroelectric power to much of the surrounding area, including the spinning mill.   The company started with only 3 employees but continued to grow over the years.  During World War II, the factory was completely destroyed by bombing, but a new factory was built immediately.  It was again renovated and remodeled in the 1970s, but some traces of the old factory still remain.  The company remains a family business and is now run by the 3rd generation of the Digernes family.

Rauma produces many yarns, but is particularly proud of its Norwegian wool yarns.   Norwegian wool is a very sustainable product, produced to high environmental standards.  Due to the cooler climate and the native breeds of sheep that are adapted to it, chemical treatments are largely unnecessary and almost no pesticides are used in Norwegian agriculture.  All Norwegian wool used by Rauma is certified with the Nordic Swan eco-label - this certification is awarded to products that have been manufactured to the highest possible environmental standards.