Perhaps the "greenest" animal on earth

A long lasting relationship

What for Lasse and Tina Elvang began as a stand-alone backpacking trip to Peru in 2002, was to prove to be the beginning of a long-term relationship. A relationship that would change both their lives and the area they visited.

In Peru, Lasse and Tina met a hard-working and cordial people with proud craft traditions who cared for their history, traditions and animals, but also an overwhelming poverty that cut to the heart.

The alpaca, which for millennia has been an important domestic animal for the Peruvians, in fact all the way back to the Incas, produces the finest wool imaginable. With the experiences from Peru and alpaca plaids in their luggage, Tina and Lasse returned to Denmark very keen to make a difference for the Peruvians they had met through their unique alpacas. The foundation stone for Elvang had been laid.

Soft and durable

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Integrity and accountability

Elvang is operating socially responsible. As a member of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest network for corporate social responsibility, the employees of Elvang's partners work under the best conditions. Training the shepherds in breeding and breeding methods, as well as cutting the alpaca ensures that they get a greater yield, a better and more fair price just as the quality of alpaca fibers is preserved. Elvang supports a millennium-old tradition of weaving alpaca fiber textiles by consciously maintaining production in Peru. Elvang thus helps to give shepherds an opportunity to improve their standard of living while fighting Peruvian poverty.

Elvang creates beautiful textiles from exquisite, natural fibers. Every single product is the result of local, original craftsmanship combined with modern, Scandinavian design. Quality, tradition and social responsibility are the guiding principles with us, and we never compromise on ethical standards. Elvang is a Danish luxury brand that creates textiles with integrity and pride.