News

19.3.2019

Rent a kayak from the Hitis village info in the summer!

There are two kayaks for rent between June 18th and August 31st, 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€)

Please make a booking in advance by sending an e-mail to hanna@madeinhitis.fi.

Photocred Sofia Johansson

Handicrafts

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 21.8.2018 until May
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 to 15:00
Thursday 16.00-19.00

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).

For entrepreneurs

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.

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, more long-term project. New partners in this endeavours are I samma båt r.f. and Svenska Kulturfonden.
Village info opening hours:
Winter
Tue-Wed 11-15
Thu 16-19
Summer
Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat 10-15
Thu 13-18

You can read more about the project in a press release in Swedish here (PDF).

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About us

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 private 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.

Welcome aboard!

Contact information

Visiting address:
Made in Hitis Shop
Hitis library & village info
Stormnäsvägen 28
25940 Hitis, Finland

Opening hours from June 18th:
Tue-Wed 10.00-15.00
Thursday 13.00-18.00
Fri-Sat 10.00-15.00
Closed on Midsummer's Eve and Midsummer Day

Opening hours until June 15th:
Tue-Wed 11.00-15.00
Thursday 16.00-19.00

Post address:
Made in Hitis
Rosalavägen 59
25950 Rosala, Finland

hanna@madeinhitis.fi
Tel. 050 545 4645