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16.5.2020

Precautions due to the ongoing crisis with the Corona virus mean that the crafts shop will be closed until 31.5.2020. From June 1st we will be open normally again 🙂.

If you still want to gift a loved one with fine local crafts, you can contact us with your wishes, and we will make a home delivery for you!

Another option is to buy a gift card for Made in Hitis Shop. The gift card is in effect for one year, and can be extended if necessary. The amount is open you you to decide, contact e-mail hanna@madeinhitis.fi or tel. 050-5454645 with your order!

Handicrafts

In the small crafts shop Made in Hitis you will find a wide selection of archipelago handicrafts. At the moment we have 22 suppliers from all over the archipelago, with products ranging from woollen socks and knitted products to jewellery and cheramics. Most are items for practical use, but also pieces of art purely for resting your eyes on. Our goal is for the shop, which you will find in connection with the library in the village of Hitis, to have as diverse a selection as possible.

Welcome in and have a look! You can find us here.

Opening hours spring 2020
Tuesday 10:00 to 14:00
Thursday 13:00 to 17:00
CLOSED until 13.4.2020

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When you want Made in Hitis to sell your work

Made in Hitis acts as a dealer of archipelago crafts. We want to be a platform that helps the handicrafter with even the smallest production at home to find an audience. We gladly represent both big and small, but especially we want to find small-scale craftsmen who do not have a sales channel from earlier. This is a great opportunity, for example for those who work crafts on the side of a main job, and do not have the opportunity to invest so much time or money on the sale of your items. Of course, even established craftsmen with their own stores or webshops are welcome aboard!

Your products should be manufactured in the Hitis archipelago. If you feel that your products would fit into our shop, just call or send an email! Your materials and manufacturing methods should be environmentally friendly, and it can be practical applicances, jewellery, clothes, ornamental art or eatables (not fresh goods that require refrigeration).

For entrepreneurs

Do you sell a product or service on the municipality of Kimitoön and want more customers? Are you planning to start a business in the area and need help with the local languages?

Made in Hitis is a company that can help you! Language-related or not, we bring a lot of experience to the table from working as a small business in the area, so together we can come up with ways for us to help you and your potential customers find each other.

We can be hired for a short period of time to help you get started, or on a long-term basis with a broader area of responsibility within your company.

Project Village Info

Together we are stronger! Three partners, the municipality of Kimitoön, Hitis village association, and Made in Hitis have joined forces to achieve a renewed service in Hitis. Together, we want to make Hitis Library a service and meeting point in the village, a "village office" where both locals and visitors can get services and have a chance to gather, all year round. A little bit like a smaller version of Kimito's Villa Lande, still maintaining the unique atmosphere of the library in the more than 100-year old school building.

The result of this endeavour was a pilot project during the summer of 2018, from 19.6 to 18.8.2018, which enabled extended opening hours at Hitis Library and an updating of the services there. The results of the efforts led to the creating of a similar project during 2018-2019 with new partners, I samma bĂĄt r.f. and Svenska Kulturfonden.

You can read more about the project in a press release in Swedish here (PDF).

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About us

Made in Hitis is a one-person company run by me, Hanna Vuorio-Wilson. Hi there!

About my background: I have spent most of the recent years, 2001-2017 to be exact, working at the Rosala Viking Centre and booking office of the Bengtskär lighthouse, the last 10 years of these as entrepreneur.

I found The Hitis Library for the first time when I was a little girl who loved to read, and in the Spring of 2014 the Hitis library found me, when I saw a note on a bulletin board saying the library needed a clerk. Despite life as a busy private entrepreneur with the tourist season ahead of me, I just had a gut feeling that this is something I have to do! Pro tip: always follow your gut, your gut knows.

I am inspired by and motivated to work with questions related to my home village(s) and the challenges that they face, and that is the foundation of Made in Hitis. How I plan to do this within my company is building a platform for local handicrafters to get their work out into the world, and to offer my business experience to fellow local entrepreneurs.

As of October 2019 I work as Communications Officer developing visitor's services at Söderlångvik Manor, but I am still open for freelance endeavours, so feel free to reach out!

Welcome aboard!

Contact information

Visiting address:
Made in Hitis Shop
Hitis library & village info
Stormnäsvägen 28
25940 Hitis, Finland

WE ARE CLOSED until 31.5.2020
Opening hours from June 1st, 2020:
Tuesday 10.00-14.00
Thursday 13.00-17.00
June 15th to August 15th
Tuesday & Wednesday 10.00-14.00
Thursday 13.00-17.00
Friday & Saturday 10.00-14.00

Post address:
Made in Hitis
Rosalavägen 59
25950 Rosala, Finland

hanna@madeinhitis.fi
Tel. 050 545 4645