Tuesday, 5 March 2019 / London, UK


A girl can never have too many blankets or throws, am I right? Not only do they keep you warm during the colder months, but they are the perfect accessory when you want to add softness and texture to a room. I keep throws in both of our lounges, plus in the bedrooms. You just never know when you might need some extra layers. 

If you're not familiar with Lapuan Kankurit, you are in for a treat. Do check out their new Spring/Summer collection here. I had the pleasure to meet the team behind the Finnish textile brand, at Maison & Objet fair in Paris in January. I spotted the Finnish flag at their exhibition stand and swiftly made my way towards those stunning textiles. Turns out Lapuan Kankurit is a family business which opened their first weaving mill back in 1917. In fact, their top designs are still woven in Lapua (a small town in Finland) using natural raw materials. The everyday workings of a weaving mill require various different stages and every one of them requires a skilled professional. They use environmentally friendly processes in the production and do continuous research and development, not to mention create some incredibly unique and timeless designs.


I cannot tell you how happy I was when they asked me if I wanted to test out one of their products in my own home. It took me a while to pick my favourite (I would quite happily fill my entire house with their heavenly textiles) but I guess it was the unique pattern of the Himmeli blanket that caught my eye in the end. The Himmeli blanket is made of 100% high quality, fine wool. The wool itself comes from South America and Australia and the yarns are dyed in Europe. The blanket itself is weaved in Finland by using a jacquard weaving machine. All the finishing, inspecting and drying happens in Finland too. A Helsinki based textile designer, Eri Shimatsuka, is the lady behind the stunning Himmeli pattern. You can also find some Himmeli cushion covers and tea towels in their online store which sounds pretty tempting in deed..

As you can see, I'm currently living in this blanket. It's so soft and doesn't itch (unlike some other wool throws I've had in the past). It's a pretty generous size too. It's big enough to cover most of our couch which is very handy since we have small children. I keep draping myself in it too when I'm sitting on the sofa. I'm thinking about getting one of their shawls as I'd love to walk around the house in this big blanket. It's without a doubt the nicest quality blanket I own and probably the most stylish too. 

If you still need some convincing, check out their entire wool blanket collection here. Don't know about you, but I kind of want them all..

* This is a collaborative post with Lapuan Kankurit. 

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