In 1998, Katrín Ólína approached 66°North, a household name in Iceland, specialising in the production of protective clothing for fishermen and fish factory workers. Katrín was interested in the company's waterproof seam welding technique and proposed a collaboration on a small streetwear line with this in mind. In the project, Ólína built on her personal history of making clothes and explored the company's industrial processes of sealed seam welding in a collection that developed into a full length raincoat, a blouse and a top, a skirt, trousers and a hat. Subsequently the raincoat alone was produced in an edition of 50 pieces in dark green and white.
Today, 66°North makes functional clothing without compromise for all kinds of outdoor activity. Fishermen‘s and workwear clothing is still a fundamental element in the operation but now there is much wider selection of protective clothing for all occasions.