Artisan tradition is still strong in Hailuoto. The famous traditional local pullovers have been keeping fishermen warm and protected them from the raw sea air since 19th century. The traditional local pullover is knitted of lambswool in one piece with decorative basket-weave pattern in the front.
The same decorative knit is used also for smaller pieces of clothing, for instance, for woolly socks and fingerless gloves. Artisan shops sell a diversity of handicrafts, traditionally prepared for generations.
Luovon Puikkari a café and artisan shop
The café and artisan shop Luovon Puikkari locates in Marjaniemi. The shop sells local artisans’ skilfully crafted pieces of work. All craftwork sold at Luovon Puikkari is prepared by local artisans or they are otherwise linked to Hailuoto.
Luovon Puoji, artisan shop
Luovon Puoji is a community founded by local artisans and their shop is in the middle of the village in the Kylätalo Pääkauppa building. Puoji business concept is strongly based in locals’ love of their unique island and way of life, culture and craftwork. Also new products in Luovon Puoji are based on the same concept: beautiful, sustainable and environment-friendly.