Description

The Saimaannorppa wool blanket by Lapuan Kankurit is adorned with Kaarina Tiainen’s graphic, white-grey pattern that mimics the spots of the Saimaa ringed seal, an endangered seal living only in Lake Saimaa, Finland. Finished with sewn edges, the pleasantly soft blanket is made of mulesing-free New Zealand wool in a Lithuanian sewing company.

With the Saimaannorppa collection, Lapuan Kankurit participates in protecting the endangered seal: for every sold blanket, 4,05 € is donated for the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation to the protection of the Saimaa ringed seal. The products of the collection have a woven Save the Saimaa Ringed Seal logo.

Lapuan Kankurit

Saimaannorppa blanket

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Material
100% pure new wool
Colour
White, grey
Length
180 cm
Width
130 cm
Care instructions
Hand wash at max. 30C or dry clean

Kaarina Tiainen is a Finnish textile designer whose life work is the protection of the endangered Saimaa ringed seal. Besides designing textiles in her own studio Tintinsiipi, Tiainen works as the Saimaa ringed seal coordinator at the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation. She designed the Saimaannorppa pattern for Lapuan Kankurit inspired by globally known animal patterns, such as the leopard and zebra patterns.

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