One cold snowy winter morning in 1999 in Åre, Sweden, Sissi Kewenter was getting ready to take her dog for a walk. Putting on traditional snow pants seemed like a nuisance at the time and the further away from the house she walked, the colder she got. She wondered if there could be an easier way to keep her bottom warm? How about an insulated skirt that could be easily put on and taken off via a two-way zipper? Sissi raced back home to design the Original Skirt. She started making these skirts for friends and family and before she knew it, the demand for her skirts had taken off and SKHOOP was born.