Istex was established to carry on the Icelandic wool industry that started in Mosfellsbær in 1896. Istex buys directly from farmers and processes about 99% of all Icelandic wool. Icelandic farmers own 80% of the company. Their commitment with Lopi is to offer high quality products from Icelandic wool to customers that choose natural, sustainable and eco-friendly living. Istex wool is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.