Updated 3.12.2020 after new Covid-19 restrictions.
Hitis-Rosala Christmas tour is here again!
Welcome to Made in Hitis Shop and find Christmas presents on Saturday 12.12.2020 at 11-15. And remember to visit all the other great places on Hitis-Rosala on the same day!
Made in Hitis Shop presents:
Second hand clothes for the benefit of Hitis & Rosala Nature Conservation!
The clothes are in great condition, most of them completely unused. There are quality brands such as Desigual, ril’s, Esprit and Mango. Come and check them out on Tuesdays at 10-14 or Thursdays at 13-17.
Reusing instead of buying new is the environmentally friendly alternative. The nature on our beautiful islands thanks you 💚
Kayak rental extended to 20 September
Enjoy the crisp autumn air from a kayak! Village info opening hours now Tue 10-14 and Thu 13-17. E-mail your booking and make an appointment to pick up keyes and vests other times as well.
Rent a kayak from the Hitis village info in the summer!
There are two kayaks for rent between June 16th and August 15th, in collaboration with the local rowing club.
Keyes can be picked up during opening hours (Tue-Sat 10 am – 2 pm with the exception of Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm) and returned also after hours.
Prices per kayak:
15 € / 1 h
Following hours á 5 €
Whole day 40 €
Weekend 70 €
Please make a booking in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photocred Sofia Johansson
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 email@example.com or tel. 050-5454645 with your order!
Tips for Christmas!
16.12.2018 **And we have a winner!** The lucky winner of the Christmas Giveaway is Göran Lejonmark from Böle. Congratulations Göran, we hope your gift of choice will bring you lots of joy! 15.11.2018 **Now is your chance to win a lovely present!** Which one of the four gifts in the picture below would you like for yourself or a loved one? Come to Made in Hitis Shop between 11 and 16 on Saturday, Dec 8th 2018 during the Christmas Tour of Hitis and Rosala, and give your name and the product number for a chance to win the present of your choice! The value of all alternatives is around 40 €. Facebook event for the Christmas Tour, that includes other services in Hitis-Rosala as well A second chance to win is by doing the same at our pop-up store a week later, on Saturday, Dec 15th 2018 in Kimito/Kemiö, at Kimito Brewing (address Stora Andreasvägen 3). After both these events we will draw the lucky winner, and the gift will be delivered in time for Christmas. (Participating in the giveaway does not require a purchase. If postage is required for the delivery of the gift, the cost is on us.) Facebook event for the Christmas pop-up store I Kimito/Kemiö **Good luck!** 1. Two cheramic teamugs in the colour of your choice (green/pink/white), Inge-May Koskelin Cheramics 2. Blueberry-earstuds, Own Design / Henna Renfors. If you can come to the shop these can also be replaced by a piece of jewellery of your choosing, max 40 euros, Own Design or Tindra Design. 3. Book “Piga, klockare, inhysing, lots”, Carina Wolff-Brandt (The book is in Swedish) 4. An all-day kayak trip for one person in Hitis during the summer 2019, alternatively a 2-hour rental for 2 persons 10.9.2018 **A huge thank you to everyone that visited us during September Open!** Here are some more pictures from the Made in Hitis pop-up shop that lovely, sunny day. 14.8.2018 **This Autumn's program for Made in Hitis** New opening hours for the wintertime: Tuesday 11.00-15.00 Wednesday 11.00-15.00 Thursday 16.00-19.00 As usual, we will gladly open the door to the craft shop at other times, just get a reservation in advance! Come and greet us at September Open in Dalsbruk on 8.9.2018 at 10.00-18.00! We will be participating in September Expo together with other Kimitoön entrepreneurs who contribute and present local products and services. Read more about September Open here. On Saturday, 8th of December, there will be a traditional Christmas Market on the islands of Hitis and Rosala, when the craft shop will be open, so it is a great opportunity to shop for wonderful Christmas gifts for loved ones. The next happening is the following weekend, when we have a pop-up shop in Kimito in collaboration with Kimito Brewing! Save the date: Saturday, December 15th, 11am to 5pm. 1-31.7.2018 **Now you can rent a kayak from the Hitis village info!** **There are two kayaks for rent, in collaboration with the local rowing club.** Keyes can be picked up during opening hours (Tue-Sat 10 am – 3 pm with the exception of Thursday 1 pm – 6 pm) and returned also after hours. Prices per kayak: 15 € / 1 h (Rowing club members 10€) Following hours á 5 € (2 €) Whole day 40 € (30€) Weekend 70€ (50€) You can also make a booking in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photocred Sofia JohanssonView this post on Instagram
#madeinhitis Top 10 #julklappstips / #joululahjavinkit / #tipsforchristmas 2019: 🇸🇪 1. Boken ”Vårt Hitis” 47 € 2. Förstahjälp-vetekudde av Annika Baarman-Sundblom 8 € 3. Tovad fågel av Textil AÖ 69 € 4. Tygkasse av återvunnet material av Hantverks Maran 7 € 5. Handledsvärmare av alpacka av Gudrun Juslin 16 € 6. Boken ”Kalle Knaster, Miranda och tavelmysteriet” av Carina Wolff-Brandt 23,50 € 7. Ylleponcho av Annika Baarman-Sundbom 188 € 8. Dörrstopparkisse av Hantverks Maran 11 € 9. Örhängen av Tindra Design 19-85 € (bildens 23 €) 10. Handvävd matta av Sylle Fagerström från 130 € 🇫🇮 1. Kirja ”Vårt Hitis” (ruotsiksi) 47 € 2. Ensiapu-vehnätyyny, Annika Baarman-Sundblom 8 € 3. Huovutettu lintu, Textil AÖ 69 € 4. Kierrätyskankaasta valmistettu kassi, Hantverks Maran 7 € 5. Alpakkavillaiset ranteenlämmittimet, Gudrun Juslin 16 € 6. Kirja ”Kalle Knaster, Miranda och tavelmysteriet”, Carina Wolff-Brandt 23,50 € 7. Villaponcho, Annika Baarman-Sundbom 188 € 8. Ovenpysäytin-kissa, Hantverks Maran 11 € 9. Tindra Design korvakorut 19-85 € (kuvan korut 23 €) 10. Sylle Fagerströmin käsin kudottu matto alk. 130 € 🇬🇧 1. Book ”Vårt Hitis” (in Swedish) 47 € 2. First Aid wheat warmer by Annika Baarman-Sundblom 8 € 3. Felted bird by Textil AÖ 69 € 4. Bag from recycled textiles by Hantverks Maran 7 € 5. Alpaca wool wrist warmers by Gudrun Juslin 16 € 6. Book ”Kalle Knaster, Miranda och tavelmysteriet” (in Swedish) by Carina Wolff-Brandt 23,50 € 7. Wool poncho by Annika Baarman-Sundbom 188 € 8. Door stopper kittycat by Hantverks Maran 11 € 9. Tindra Design earrings 19-85 € (pictured 23 €) 10. Hand woven carpet by Sylle Fagerström from 130 € #shoplocal #recycling #sustainablechristmas #shoppingatkimitoon
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 from August 16th 2020
Tuesday 10:00 to 14:00
Thursday 13:00 to 17:00
Check out our Facebook page for news and more product pictures!
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).
Bring joy to a loved one with a gift card to Made in Hitis Shop! Stop by the store, or order by e-mail email@example.com or phone +358-50-5454645.
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.
You have a well-planned and proven product or service, everything works flawlessly, you are ready to receive customers. It's just that between the thousand things you have to take care of, at the same time you should focus on selling the product... Sound familiar? I’ve been there too! After 15 years of entrepreneurship at the Rosala Viking Centre and the booking office of Bengtskär lighthouse, I know how it feels.
Although my own experience is mostly from the tourism industry, it does not prevent productive cooperation with companies in other areas – the right amount of fresh perspective is actually a strength.
If you feel like my experience could be of benefit to you, let’s take a brief meeting and review how I can help you, you get a detailed offer for the services you need and then we get started!
Example a) We help you set up a Facebook page and/or Instagram account for your business. Or maybe a newsletter software? We make sure you know how they work and how to use them as a tool in the best possible way for your business. You pay a one-time charge and after that you continue on your own.
Example b) We decide together the elements and digital tools you want to use in your marketing, and you send materials about your services to us. Made in Hitis takes care of the entire package including continuous follow-up, and the cost is divided into a one-time sum to get started + a monthly cost by agreement.
• Monthly newsletter to customers
• Maintaining customer registers
• Founding or editing and updating of digital channels
• Also printed products, brochures, flyers, etc
• Through subcontractors, the package can also include web pages, logodesign, and more
We can also be hired for cost-effective translation tasks between three languages, Swedish, Finnish and English.
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 båt r.f. and Svenska Kulturfonden.
You can read more about the project in a press release in Swedish here (PDF).
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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 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 Coordinator at Söderlångvik Manor, developing tourism services there, so my freelance endeavours are limited at the moment. Therefore, Made in Hitis main function right now is the handicraft shop in Hitis with kayak rental during the summer.
Made in Hitis Shop
Hitis library & village info
25940 Hitis, Finland
Opening hours from June 1st, 2020:
June 15th to August 15th
Tuesday & Wednesday 10.00-14.00
Friday & Saturday 10.00-14.00
From August 16th, 2020:
Exception: Tue 8th December closed, Sat 12th December open 11.00-15.00. Warmly welcome for some Christmas shopping!
Tel. 050 545 4645