Scan Magazine | Issue 77 | June 2015

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Scan Magazine | Design | Elvang

every part of the company is beneficial for the climate and all people involved in the production and the company follows certain standards. "From the very beginning, when establishing Elvang, we based it on principles of ethical trade and therefore reaching the tough standards comes quite naturally," says Lasse when discussing the impressive certificate. The company is also a member of UN Global Compact, which encourages companies to engage in ethical global business.

is much more durable than sheep’s wool or cashmere. Alpaca’s spend most of their time in extreme temperatures ranging from punishing lows to intense highs. Their survival is dependent on having adaptable fur, which keeps them cool in the high temperatures and keeps them warm during the lower temperatures. The alpaca wool is therefore perfect for all seasons as it keeps you cool in summer, yet warm and comfortable in winter.

derfully individual and maintain high standards. Some of the products are created with baby alpaca wool, which are the first ultra-soft clippings from alpacas. The baby alpaca wool is even softer than normal alpaca wool and creates a unique and very luxurious product. Elvang have products to suit everyone. The throws are the most popular and also Lasse’s favourites, and it is easy to understand why; curling up on the sofa under a soft throw sounds like the perfect end to a day.

Bringing Peru to Denmark Alpaca wool Alpaca wool has certain unique features which makes it very different to other wool. It is allergy friendly, as it does not contain lanolin, which is the substance in wool that most people are allergic to. It is also much softer than sheep’s wool as the fibres are thinner and finer. Alpaca wool does not produce those little balls of fluff that get stuck everywhere, so it keeps the clothes you are wearing nice and clean, and the wool will last for years as it

Elvang have rather magnificently managed to create beautiful Danish design out of a South American product. Their throws, scarves and cushions embody traditional Scandinavian and Danish design with beautiful natural colours and simple yet incredibly effective and functional designs. “We want to create a brand that’s focused on quality,” says Lasse, and they have certainly done that. The products are won-

It is incredible what Lasse and Tina Elvang have created. Their products are of a high quality and luxurious, and have become hugely popular throughout Europe. It is also difficult not to fall in love with a company who set out to make the world a better place and are sticking to their initial intentions. For more information, please visit:

Tina & Lasse

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