Elvine FW22 available at Funkie House
ELVINE was founded in 2001 by the Swedish street artist Daniel Mänd. He named the company ELVINE in homage to his grandmother Elvine Mänd, a rigorous seamstress from Estonia who fled to Sweden’s second city Gothenburg in the 50’s. Her creative grandson inherited her passion for craftsmanship, genuine quality and a keen eye for detail.
Growing up on the streets in a suburb called Kortedala, Daniel wanted to create something that came entirely from him and Gothenburg’s unrefined street culture, but made in the tradition of his grandmother. ELVINE was born, and has since then offered casual no-nonsense clothes with a touch of smartness and great fit for a relaxed lifestyle in the city. In other words, sophisticated clothes for unsophisticated behaviour that suit sidewalks rather than catwalks.
From the moment ELVINE launched their first jacket, they have been associated with great jackets. This was not a conscious decision, but living in a city where one minute there is heavy rainfall and fierce wind and the next the sky cracks open to offer some sun just to let the rain take over again one hour later, it was only natural that functional jackets for a smart urban lifestyle stood out on the collection agenda.
ELVINE takes great pride in their research and development work when designing and producing their characteristic jackets. They put a lot of time and effort into finding new interesting fabrics, paddings and other material, and smart details, fits and solutions or techniques to constantly develop new up-to-date jackets. As they have been working with the same suppliers and factories since the beginning, they know them well and have made sure that they share the same basic values when it comes to working conditions, animal rights, environmental responsibilities and other important ethical issues.
At Funkie House, we share these same values and want to be concious about what brands we sell and what they stand for. That's why we sell ELVINE for both men and women. The jackets are water-repellent, breathable and all have their own specialties and details making functional and stylish jackets. We have a broad collection of winterjackets available at our webshop.