For three generations, our focus has been on working with wool: from the raw fibre to the finished product,
whilst retaining focus on good raw materials, excellent processing and high quality.
Silkeborg Uldspinderi was established in 1987, but our know-how with regard to the material goes all the way back to the 1940s when Ludvig Bruun Olsen founded the spinning mill that later formed the basis of Silkeborg Uldspinderi. Today, a third-generation Olsen sits at the helm, and he is in the process of transforming the family business from a typical manufacturing company to a modern Danish design brand with a focus on fine craftsmanship and sustainable design.

It is also this collaboration that has formed the basis for future design collaborations, which will be a strategic focal point for us in its endeavours to become the woollen throw´s uncrowned design icon.

It is a vital criterion that new collaborations in design take place with respect for craftsmanship and on the terms of the wool. The creative process is therefore often rooted in craftsmanship in close collaboration between us, and the designers in order to ensure that the design is compatible with both material and craftsmanship.

The raw wool has always been the focal point for us, whilst the fascination of wool as a unique natural material has remained intact over the years. Wool is blessed with endless possibilities, as it differs depending on which sheep it is taken from and from where on the planet it originates. In addition, processes such as the spinning of the yarn, the weaving and finishing all enable a world of possibilities in terms of creating attractive and high-quality products.

We have kept up with developments in raw material and expertise throughout the world and has established our own offices in Peru and Lithuania, where manufacturing also takes place. The alpaca lives in Peru, whilst in Lithuania knowledge and professional competencies with regard to textiles has been developed to reach a high level of international expertise.

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