Careers at Helly Hansen

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Helly Hansen is a producer of textiles and gear for sports and work on the ocean and in the mountains, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Previously, from the time it was founded in 1877 until October 2009, the company was headquartered in Moss, Norway. Today, the brand is recognized for its outdoor sports gear as well as the foul-weather fishing gear that can be seen both on television (Deadliest Catch)[citation needed] and in movies (The Perfect Storm, Touching the Void, Everest),[citation needed] but is used in all levels of industrial workwear, survival and rescue, and performance outerwear. On the consumer side, Helly Hansen sells to the sailing and snowsports communities, as well as producing apparel and footwear for casual and active use. Helly Juell Hansen had been at sea since the age of 14 and in 1877, at the age of 35, he and his wife Maren Margarethe began producing oilskin jackets, trousers, sou'westers and tarpaulins, made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. Over the first five years they sold around 10,000 pieces.