THE STORY BEHIND ECUADANE
People meet and sweet music ensues, or so the saying goes. In our case, it became more than that. After visiting the village of Otavalo in Ecuador where our three daughters and we were spellbound by the delectable textiles made by the local Otavaleños we decided to found our company Ecuadane. The name symbolizes our Ecuadorian (Catalina) and Danish (Nicolai) backgrounds.
The desire to share the unique, hand-weaved products with the rest of the world was great, but we also saw it as an interesting opportunity to combine the traditional South American design with the simple Nordic style. It was also crucial that all production should have the greatest respect for the environment and that all textiles should consist mainly of recycled textile fibres.
A dream has been realized and today Ecuadane can offer the quality-minded and environmentally conscious consumer a range of sustainable, but also delectable and soft blankets and ponchos - and we plan to add more products. Today, Ecuadane is a family-run business with our three daughters at the helm. We are grateful for the chance to share the products of the Otavaleños with the rest of the world, which is why we have decided to give back. Therefore, we are donating 5-10% of our profits to Ecuador and various humanitarian efforts such as children’s hospitals, schools etc.