The farm

The farm

At Myssyfarmi we believe that things are done better slowly

Myssyfarmi is an award winning organic farm and an ambitious design company from Pöytyä, Finland.

The farm has belonged to the family since the early 19th century. The surrounding nature and the old farm scenery are a source of inspiration for our designs. Our mission is to work as a bridge between the countryside and urban areas off­ering design products of 100% traceable organic Finnsheep wool as well as organic food products.

Myssy* products are handmade in Pöytyä by myssymummot, the local grannies. We get together at knitting circles and enjoy life. Every garment has some granny wisdom knitted in it.

* The word myssy means a beanie in Finnish. We give the Myssy products a lifetime warranty.

The Sheep

The Finnsheep is often used in crossbreeding programs to increase lambing percentage

Finnsheep is an original Finnish landrace and genetically nearer to the wild sheep than most of the domestic European sheep breeds. Finland has the widest genetic Finnsheep population and the breed has a high incidence of multiple births. The lambs mature early and can be mated at six months of age. Even though the lambs are widely known for their fertility, for us it is the wool that makes them special.

Finnsheep lamb’s wool is very appropriate for products which will be in direct contact with the skin, like knitted garments, soft blankets, shawls and children’s clothing. Yarn from lamb’s wool can be used for baby’s garments. Yarn spun from adult Finnsheep wool is more suitable for interior decorations, garment fabrics and knitted products.

The lambs at our own farm are called Susi, Bambi, Paali-Onni, Mä and Pikku-Karhu.

The Wool

Did you know that only hand-washed wool has lanolin - wool grease - left in it? Lanolin makes the wool incredibly soft and naturally water repellent.

The one thing that makes Myssy products so very special is the wool. We think there is no finer yearn in the world than this lightly washed organic Finnsheep wool. This yarn has 5% of lanoline left in it, which makes it extra soft and good to the skin. The wool is obtained from organic Finnsheep breed which is an original Finnish landrace known for its quality. This wool is very soft, light in weight and dense. Its softness compares to that of Merino wool. It also has a great natural color spectrum with all the shades of grey, white, brown and black.

Our sheep are sheared twice a year, the wool is taken to Pirtin Kehräämö together with the wool from neighboring farm Rintala. The wool is hand washed softly, spinned and sent back to us. The natural colors are dyed by Aurinkokehrä.

The wool is totally traceable back to Pöytyä.