Collection: Trapper

The Trapper Collection is inspired by the clothing worn by the earliest Svalbard pioneers. In the 1600s, whalers and trappers came to Svalbard - formerly known as Spitsbergen - seeking riches from the sea and the land.

The harsh working conditions and unforgiving Arctic climate took the lives of many, and men were buried in full clothing. Amazingly, their clothing has remained mostly intact due to the frozen permafrost layer.

Frozen in time

Original whaler’s hat found in the North West of Spitsbergen and dating back to the mid 17th century. It is now on display at the Svalbard Museum.

The Trapper Collection is based on this unique and historical piece.

The legend still lives today

Farmhamna is a trapping station still in use today on Svalbard.