Summer has now come to the village of Horred in Sweden. Daisies and lupines are in full bloom in our nature, the sun heats up the lakes and oceans, the forest is filled with blueberries, cranberries and mushrooms.
In the Ekelund collection we offer a variety of patterns which belongs to the summer. Please look at the Leiif Holgerssons colorful patterns a little extra as they are woven in our own patented multi-color Rainbow weaving system.
A wide variety of summer patterns are available at our retailers around the world.
Under the "STORES" tab you can locate all our Ekelund retailers near where you live.
The rhythmic heartbeat from all our looms, are part of our work at Ekelund each day. The looms are the core of our trade that we constantly develop and refine with dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced staff. Working our trade during modern times is a challenge that requires dedication and courage. Our efforts have proven to be very successful. To know that our textiles are used generation after generation is absolutely worth working for.
Discover the opportunity to have custom textiles with beautiful and unique patterns, made to order. It is less complicated that you may think due to our easy design process for a woven advertisement. By giving your woven advertisement as a gift, which will stand the test of time, it will become a long-lasting advertisement for your recipient.
Ekelund, Linneväveriet in horred
Our first President was a woman. It was in 1692 when Ingemar’s daughter Marta was born in the county of Marks; the heart of where the art of Swedish weaving originates. This was also the time of renewed enlightenment. Over time, her meticulousness and ingenuity resulted in the start-up of a significant Swedish textile business.
During the early years, the raw material for all textiles was cotton and flax. This material was processed to achieve all the necessities of life. The vanity and the needs of the humanity soon added color and design to create happiness. Home production used the simplest looms, where technical improvements during time made the process easier and easier. What is called damask-weaving, using only a shaft to weave complicated pattern, was a technology developed to its fullest in the Horred area. Around 1850 we started to use the jacquard weaving method which uses patterns on punched cards to control the threads of the loom. Today we have the most modern computerized jacquard looms offering weaving in all the colors of the rainbow.
EKELUND, MADE IN SWEDEN
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The ekelund factory
At the Ekelund Factory building, we offer the opportunity for all of our customers to dream and imagine and create, and also to visualize what our Ekelund trade mark represent.
Our factory shop offers the entire collection of table linen, towels, runners, throws, dish cloths and more. We also have a section offering imperfect textiles, design samples, and discontinued patterns.