Elskan is a line of modern handmade kidswear designed, created and curated by Amanda Zink. The garments are created with new and repurposed fabrics in primarily natural fibres (think cotton, linen and wool) making each piece comfortable and wearable. The 2016-17 collection is inspired by the designer's travels in Central America using unique woven and embroidered textiles sourced in Guatemala and Mexico. Thoughtful details, hand dyed fabrics and hand painted prints make each piece as special as your child. Every item is carefully and skillfully crafted, made one piece at a time by both Amanda in her home studio in San Cristobal de Las Casas and local Mayan artisans in the Chiapas highlands. We believe in quality craftsmanship and spending that extra bit of time to make our garments as durable as possible, so that they may be passed down as heirloom pieces. Elskan is currently based in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Amanda was born and raised in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada- small fishing town also known as New Iceland. She first learned to sew and knit from her Amma, and Elskan pays homage to this special woman who holds a huge place in her heart. What does Elskan mean? It is an Icelandic term of endearment: like saying darling, love, or dear.
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