It’s our name, our business, and our legacy. Pollen Sweaters began in our family living room in 1986, with Evelyn Pollen making just enough sweaters at home to sell at local craft fairs. It started small, but we are building something to last.
Within a few years it became apparent that Total Easy Care Wool was our textile of choice, and that sturdy, handsome work sweaters were our niche. The business began to grow as sailors, fishermen, tradespeople, and outdoorsmen of all kinds spread the word.
A COTTAGE INDUSTRY: BUILDING LOCAL SKILLS AND JOBS
As sales increased, so did our staff. Pollen Sweaters is now a small enterprise with about a dozen employees and friends who run the knitting and sewing machines in a peaceful little cottage factory in the woods.
THE OPPOSITE OF FAST FASHION: BUILT TO LAST
Take care of your sweater — it’s a legacy item you can pass on to your children. The designs are clean and classic, so they will never go out of style. Each item is meticulously constructed and hand-finished for lasting durability. The pure wool has had the outer layer of itchy barbs removed making it comfortable to wear and safe to machine wash and dry.
INDEPENDENT, LOCAL, BOUTIQUE
Our community, much like our sweaters, is tight-knit. Our first employee back in the 80’s was destined to become an entrepreneur in her own right: the famous Nancy of Nancy’s Bakery. Since 2005, Pollen Sweaters has had a retail store on the top floor of Nancy’s Bakery in Lund.
Come check out our collection of sweaters, accessories, and books. Enjoy our fabulous location overlooking the bustling summers and peaceful winters in Lund, and the lovely aromas of cinnamon buns and pizzas wafting up from Nancy’s.