Jämsä has long felt art traditions. Once there were 7 felt factories working in just one village, at Partala. Even today, there are three operating felt factories left in Jämsä. In hundred years, a significant cluster of felt factories, felt artisans, artists, and felt industry in general has formed in Jämsä. Every summer the art of felt is being celebrated with an International Felt Exhibition.
J. Alhon Huopatehdas Oy / J. Alho Felt Factory
Felt products from 100% lamb wool since 1929: Felt slippers, light felt boots, felt for felting works, insoles, felt hats, straight from the factory shop. Including a roller felting service and cafeteria. Driving instructions: drive 4,5 km along Highway-9 from Jämsä towards Tampere and turn right onto Partalantie road, continue 1,3 km. Open Mon-Fri, occasionally on Saturdays, and by request.
Address: Partalantie 131, 42100 Jämsä
Huopaliike Lahtinen / Felt Factory Shop Lahtiset
The oldest manufacturer of traditional Finnish felt boots, located in the middle of genuine Finnish countryside. The store contains Lahtiset felt boots, ankle boots, felt slippers, felt socks, insoles, sauna hats, and table decorations, including modern Aki Choklat for Lahtiset design collection: boots, ankle boots, shoes, sneakers, slippers, and bags made from felt. Open Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm
Address: Partalantie 267, 42100 Jämsä
Jämsän Huopatehdas Oy / Jämsä Felt Factory
The shop offers wool yarns, fluff wool, shawls, and felt products. Open from 15th Aug. to 30th April Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm. Other times by request.
Address: Pääskyläntie 23, 42100 Jämsä
Tel. +358 40 578 5063, +358 14 718 336
Koskenpään huopatehdas / Koskenpää
Felt Factory Felt products for industrial needs. Open only by request.
Address: Keuruuntie 14, 42440 Koskenpää
Käsityöliike Mäen Huopaa ja Lankaa / Handicraft Store Mäki’s Felt and Yarn
Wool yarns, needlework haberdashery, felting wool, products from local handicraftsmen, artisans, and felt factories. Open Mon-Sat.
Address: Koskentie 1, 42100 Jämsä
Jämsän Kansainvälinen Huopanäyttely / Jämsä International Felt Exhibition
The international art exhibition of National Felt Sociaty Filtty at Jämsä is a remarkable annual exhibition of felt art, which gathers art works from Finnish and foreign felt artists to Jämsä. The exhibition is held in July in the Gallery Kivipankki.