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Lapuan Kankurit - Weavers from Finland


Weaving for nature, weaving for tradition. Weaving for you.

In the beginning, there is yarn. From this yarn we weave a good life, responsibly, respecting the environment. Our roots go all the way back to 1917.

We weave natural raw materials, linen and wool. We weave Nordic design, inspired by our pure nature. To balance out the chilling climate of the north, we weave heaps of warmth and softness into our textiles.

Woven journey 1973 - 2023

2023 was the 50th birthday of Lapuan Kankurit. 50 years filled with exultant joys, heart-breaking hardships, remarkable friendships, bold breakthroughs, beautiful designs – 50 years filled with more memories than a mind could possibly hold.

Our family’s journey in the world of textiles began all the way back in 1917 with Juho Annala, who founded a felt boot factory in Lapua and subsequently laid the groundwork for the founding of Lapuan Kankurit in 1973. The past is the cornerstone on which we ground our work and our mission.

Our woven journey will continue.

Pattern Lab 2020

Pattern Lab is a year-long study project at Aalto University of Art, Design and Architecture. The project gives students a possibility to experience what it is like to work as a professional freelance designer in the textile industry.

During the training, students create their own designs in co-operation with a design company, such as Lapuan Kankurit.

Liisa and Juha Hjelt: The 100 Years of Craftsmanship


In 1917 Juho Annala, the grandfather of Juha Hjelt, founded a felt boot factory in Lapua, Finland.

In the 30's, Juha's father and uncle bought first weaving machines, and industrial weaving began. This was the beginning of the story of Lapuan Kankurit.

Liisa and Juha Hjelt
Third generation weavers

An Ode to the Good life

When we took over our family's small weaving mill 20 years ago, we had a passion for designing and weaving beautiful linen and wool textiles. A lot has happened since, but we still cherish the same values as 20 years ago: our passion for weaving and design, together with our strong belief that we have to take good care of each other, our culture and nature.

With this video we would like to encourage you to enjoy life and do the things that you love – whether your passion is dancing by the seashore, or designing and weaving as it is for us. After all, it is passion that brings us  the good life!

Jaana and Esko Hjelt
Fourth generation weavers

Helmi Liikanen x Lapuan Kankurit


Designer Helmi Liikanen was visiting our weaving mill in Lapua, Finland 2018.

Welcome to join Helmi and enjoy the tour around the weaving mill!

Lapuan Kankurit x Reeta Ek x Clean Baltic sea

Reeta Ek is one of our talented designers. Design Forum Finland awarded her with The Young Designer of the Year prize of 2017.

The AALLONMURTAJA textiles were created in co-operation with the John Nurminen Foundation. This co-operation enables Lapuan Kankurit to donate a fixed amount from every product sold from the collection directly to Clean the Baltic Sea Project.

Lapuan Kankurit - Summer


This is what Finnish summer is all about.

It consists of your loved ones, lazy days, clean nature and the wonderful organic materials linen and wool.

Lapuan Kankurit - Winter


We love snow and the Finnish winter!

Cold or warm – you can always celebrate the world’s best pure organic materials; wool and linen.

Lapuan Kankurit - Wool


How could the Nordic people ever survive without warm wool?

Pure new wool is a 100% organic material which we use to weave stylish blankets, shawls and scarfs.

Lapuan Kankurit - Autumn


Crispy autumn evenings are a perfect time to gather around the table with your loved ones.

We wish to inspire you – see how cosy our multiuse kitchen textiles are!


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