Between 1875 and 1925 there was a sawmill in operation on the Kallio Island off the Sea Lapland coast. At its peak, the sawmill employed several hundred persons. Nearly 100 families were living permanently on the island. It is said that life on the island was modest and the working days were long. After the sawmill closed down in 1925, people moved to the mainland to live, and over time, the island became deserted. All that is left behind are ruined buildings and piles of surplus wood from the sawmill.

Now, almost a hundred years later, you can see a landscape shaped by the forces of nature. The island has expanded by growing new land over the drifting wooden planks. On the beach, there are piles of wood that the northern sea, the winter frost and the summer sun have polished for centuries. We call this wood with a silky, soft surface by the name “loso”. The island is an important site in Lapland, the pulse of history is tangible there.

Since 2018, we have had the honour of using this unique, exclusive wood in our products, and we always use in a way that shows our appreciation. You can recognize an authentic Havína product from a detail made of the Kallio Island loso embedded in the product with a logo burned into it.

 

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