BRGN By Lunde & Gaundal was founded in 2015 by Karine Lunde Trellevik and Ros-Mari Tobiassen Gaundal
They are both from the eastern parts of Norway, but moved to Bergen on the west coast after meeting their slightly better halves. After a few years in Bergen, they became colleagues and friends.
During one of their evening strolls (crawls) up mount Fløyen, Ros-Mari asked Karine if she had any difficulty finding a nice coat to wear in Bergen's weather, one that did not look like typical rainwear or the “allværsjakke” people often end up wearing in Norway. Karine had to admit that it was difficult finding a waterproof coat she liked.
With Karine being an experienced designer and Ros-Mari an excellent business manager, they decided to tackle the problem head-on. This became the brand, BRGN by Lunde & Gaundal.