Parhästar Blanket - Ekelund

Ekelund Parhästar Blanket available at American Swedish Institute.
Ekelund Parhästar Blanket available at American Swedish Institute.

Parhästar Blanket - Ekelund

Regular price $198.00
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What's better than one Dala Horse?  Two Dala Horses!  Parhästar translates to 'two horses', in this case two particularly warming Dala Horses!  This beautifully patterned blanket is the perfect item to dress up your home, warm yourself, or give as an heirloom quality gift.

    100% Organic Cotton

    55 x 67 inches

    Ekelund is a Swedish textile manufacturer that was founded in 1692 and is 100% owned to this day by the family. The company is located in Horred on the Swedish west coast. Eklund products are produced under Ekelund's full control in Horred, standing for quality, sustainability, and renewed tradition. Ekelund believes combining their values with a contemporary expression and products that are 'right in time', makes it a natural fit in people's everyday lives.

    Ekelund has taken multiple steps to ensure their products are made conscientiously with sustainable practices and high-quality materials. Note in particular:

    -Eco-friendly energy. Ekelund purchases “green electricity” from solar, wind or waterpower generation to power their offices and manufacturing facility.
    -Effective Lighting. Eklund is invested in their staff's well-being, especially during the long dark winter months in Sweden, investing in the best light available for them to work under. In addition, Ekelund uses movement sensitive switches where appropriate in its facility to assure that no light is left on when it is not needed.
    -Water consumption. Eklund collects the rainwater from their roof into a basin in their basement for reuse.
    -Heating. Eklund started their own central heating plant which utilizes biofuel grown in the area. This heating facility produces most of the heat needed by the village of Horred through underground distribution. Their ECO certified forest re-grows in a pace well within their needs for local heat distribution.
    -Cooling. For the limited time Eklund needs air conditioning, they mostly use Geothermal cooling.

    Swedish Quality with a Conscience