The wool industry in Iceland blossomed in the late 80’s and 90’s and woolen factories were all over the country. Until 2005 when the knitting factory Víkurprjón and the designers founded Vík Prjónsdóttir, the woolen market had been steadily declining and export was virtually over. Only three woolen factories were left in Iceland at that time, including Víkurprjón and Glófi. Vík Prjónsdóttir´s aim was to elevate the Icelandic woolen industry again with their design.
From 2005 until 2012 Vík Prjónsdóttir collaborated with the knitting factory Víkurprjón in Iceland. In 2012 the factory was sold to new owners and since then the production was moved to another charming factory in Iceland. That factory is called Glófi ehf and is the largest knitwear producers in Iceland. Glófi is a leading manufacturer and distributer of Icelandic woollen goods both within Iceland and abroad.