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Icelandic Woolens for Japan Disaster Relief

Just over half a ton of garments, handmade from Icelandic wool, are about to be shipped to Japan from Iceland, as the result of an effort made by three Japanese women living in Iceland who wanted to help the victims of the recent Japan natural disaster, according to


Wishing to help their fellow Japanese Miyako Thórdardon, Yoko Arai and Yayoi Shimomura contacted Pósturinn, Iceland’s post office, and received their assistance to ship the protective wear made to Japan.

Approximately three hundred people contacted the Post Office and extended their help by knitting for Japan, resulting in a total of 6,200 garments or approximately 550 kilos of clothing, which will be shipped to Miyagi-Ken and Iwate-Ken, the regions most affected by the natural disaster.

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