Lapuan Kankurit is a Finnish family business that has its roots in the textile factory founded by Juha Hjelt’s grandfather Juho Annala in 1917.
Having worked in the family’s weaving mill in Lapua since the age of 15, Hjelt started his own mill in 1973 with his wife Liisa and named it Lapuan Kankurit (Finnish for Weavers of Lapua).
Today, the company manufactures versatile interior, kitchen and bath textiles from pure natural materials, adorned with patterns designed by renowned Finnish and international artists.
Lapuan Kankurit values not only good design but also sustainable development and the traceability of materials.
100% EUROPEAN LINEN
Linen is one of the most ecological natural material. A true « carbon well », each year one hectare of flax retains 3,7 tons of CO2.
It grows with rainwater without irrigation, which saves groundwater and maintains a healthy ecosystem. The plant does not require hardly any plant-protection products.
Flax is one of the oldest textile fibers in the world. We use European linen yarn that is produced in Europe according to Öko-Tex standards. Our mill is certified Masters of Linen weaver. This gives a guarantee of 100% European traceability of the plant to the thread and the fabric.
The absorbent and breathable qualities of linen make it the perfect material for almost all textiles. It repels dirt and dries fast. Linen it's perfect for kitchen!
A absorbent linen towel can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water - without feeling damp to the touch! The fiber also releases the moisture easily, which makes the towels dry quickly. Perfect for spa and sauna!
Linen feels pleasant and cool to the touch, and it pampers your skin by improving blood circulation. It also contains minimal traces of allergens. You may choose either rough linen terry of soft washed linen. Which one you prefer?
The unique beige color of linen fabric is the natural hue of flax, the color of nature. These products are not dyed, only washed or bleached. It’s linen in its most natural form.
Flax is a strong fiber. What makes linen textiles especially beautiful is its durability. It's a sustainable choice, because linens can be passed down generations.
Read more about European linen:
Masters of linen
Wool fibre from different part of world are different. The wool fiber we use is high-quality, certified pure new wools from South America, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The wool yarn is spun mainly in Europe according to Öko-Tex standard 100 and we ensure that our wool is mulesing-free and certified.
Wool is well-known for its good insulation properties, meaning that you will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The surface structure of wool fibres naturally repels water and makes the textiles antibacterial and -microbial.
Wool is anti-static, as well as odour and stain resistant, so it doesn't gather dust mites or require regular washing. Wool is one of the most durable natural materials. Textiles made of these fibres can last for generations, but they are also biodegradable — an ecological and sustainable choice.
Mohair is a silk-like yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. Our mohair products are made of South African mohair yarn and New Zeeland wool spun in Europe. Contains very small amount of nylon. Mohair wool is a silky, soft and warm organic material.