‘Elka’ is a word with dual meaning. On the one hand, the word means a pine tree, with needles evoking a similar appearance to knitting needles. In a totally different content, the word is used to describe someone who dresses flamboyantly. Elka – the perfect double-entendre for a knitting label that epitomises quality, not quantity
Founded by knitwear artist Kate Mischler, Elka was born from the desire to create unique, hand-crafted, opulent pieces, utilising only the finest fabrics – silk, cashmere and other luxurious yarns – Elka is as far removed from a contemporary world of careless mass-production and synthetic materials as you can get.
Truly bespoke, Elka offers one-off pieces of wearable ‘art’; each garment telling a story with its custom design inspiration, colour and creation.
While the handcrafted technique harks back to time gone by, Elka combines an inspired design consciousness and only the highest quality yarns and fibres for a thoroughly contemporary result.
For those who dare to be original, Elka garments spark conversation, solicit adulation and will be treasured for many years to come.
Elka Wild, the new diffusion line from Auckland based knitwear label Elka, fuses luxurious comfort with sophisticated style.
Discover Bespoke Handcrafted and Editorial Pieces from our ELKA collection.