Esencia Kids - Aarhus, Denmark & Bolivia
Esencia is a collection inspired by the love of simplicity, high quality and ethical standards. Esencia products are made from the finest natural alpaca, llama fibres and organic pima cotton and only cooperate with suppliers who value the principles of fair trade and sustainability.
Esencia, designed in Denmark and ethically made in Bolivia and Peru by highly skilled local artisans, has a simple desire…to inspire those looking for a more natural and simpler way to live. With an ongoing commitment to fair trade and the ethical production of alpaca and llama clothing, Esencia Kids makes the perfect choice for lifestyle-aware families who appreciate long lasting garments that stand the test of time.
Esencia was founded in 2006 by two mothers, Yoko Meinertz and Erica Pedersen, a Bolivian and a Japanese living in Denmark. Despite their two very different backgrounds, they discovered they shared the same common desire; to produce high quality natural products with simple designs, making use of the craftsmanship of the indigenous female artisans of the Andes. Designed with children’s delicate skin in mind.
Esencia is a combination of the best from two cultures; Bolivia and Peru’s long tradition of high quality textiles, together with the famed Japanese sense of noble, simple design. Designer Yoko Meinertz has an eye for beauty in the simple and unpretentious, the Esencia product is not about seasonal trends, but about encapsulating the notion of purity and simplicity.
CRAFTSMANSHIP COMBINED WITH ETHICS
Esencia products (designed in Denmark) are produced in Bolivia and Peru in accordance with these countries’ ancient, well-kept and highly respected traditions for textiles and handicrafts. Esencia garments are made with dedication from the finest quality materials, made to last.
The collection is made from the finest natural alpaca and llama fibers sourced only from suppliers who value the principles of fair trade and sustainability.
Alpaca and llama are species from the camel family. The soft, silk-like hairs of these animals make them very valuable. Their natural environment is in the Andean high plane of South America. Due to the variations in temperature, from 25°c to 18°c, the alpaca and llama have developed a coat in which every hair has an air pocket that retains heat when the weather is cold, and keeps cool when the weather is warm. Their wool is warmer and more durable than sheep’s wool and is as silky as cashmere. these are perfect fabrics for children. They insulate, absorb moisture, breathe and are silky soft.
Esencia uses these fabrics because of their natural protective quality.
Esencia cotton products are made of 100% organic pima cotton from Peru. Organic cotton is fine, soft and strong. It’s the ideal fabric for a child's sensitive skin, as it’s grown and processed without the use of harmful chemicals. Instead, the fabric is washed and softened in the most natural and ecologically sound way. Their cotton has also been EKO certified by SKAL international.