In 1906, Wigéns was founded in Tranås, Sweden. Then, Oscar Wigén worked as a hatter for his brother Carl, and because he showed great aptitude and feeling for the craft, he took over the business from his brother.
Oscar soon became known for his precision and attention to detail. Shortly thereafter, the company became one of Sweden’s leaders in the sector.
In 1938, the company bought land to build a modern factory; unfortunately Oscar died before it was completed. Oscar had no children, so the entire company was bequeathed to all employees as co-owners – then and in the future.
The new, nearly 7000 square-meter factory was ready for occupancy in 1955.
The same dedication to quality and detail in the spirit of Oscar, the founder, characterized the brand throughout the forthcoming decades. Manufacturing remained in Tranås until the beginning of the 1990s when our factory opened in Estonia. Machines and expertise were relocated – and here Wigéns hats and caps are still made by hand.
In 2013, Amanda Christensen Inc. bought the Wigéns brand. Today, the company runs its operations from headquarters in Ulricehamn, Sweden, and its factory in Estonia.