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.
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.
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.
Designer Helmi Liikanen was visiting our weaving mill in Lapua, Finland. Welcome to join Helmi and enjoy the tour around the weaving mill!
We love snow and the Finnish winter! Cold or warm – you can always celebrate the world’s best pure organic materials; wool and linen.
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.
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!
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.
Our own weaving mill in Lapua, Finland, is our heart. Our great professionals make it happen every day; they guarantee that you get the best possible product.