Kitchen and Art: High-quality kitchen aprons from Scandinavia
In the past, the kitchen was the warmest room in the house and a place where one always loved to be. Steaming pots on glowing ovens, even if you've never been to the North, are a comforting sight on cold Scandinavian winter evenings. Have you ever wondered why the kitchen is considered the heart of the home? Maybe it's because of many positive memories of grandma in her colorful apron behind the stove. Surely, it also has something to do with the warm meals she prepared with tradition and craftsmanship. After all, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. The kitchen is a place of improvisation, which was often needed for cooking and baking in the past and is considered creative today. But what would a craftsman or artist be without their attire? Our Scandinavian cooking aprons not only serve their purpose like in the old days, keeping stains away from your outfits but also make an aesthetic statement that hopefully inspires you to culinary excellence.
From painter's shirts to kitchen aprons
Even grandma in her old-fashioned apron knew that the kitchen is a place of conspiration where work and creativity happens. Apart from these traditional aprons, we want to introduce you to the kitchen aprons of our Scandi brands. In Scandinavia, there's a long tradition of textile art. In ancient times, craftsmen and artists wore special clothing to protect their everyday wear from stains. The kitchen apron, in many ways, is the modern counterpart to these painter shirts, combining functionality with design. Cooking and baking become an artistic act in which you play the main role. Today, we often cook for friends, invite colleagues over, or dress up for a romantic evening at home. In times of open kitchens, the man wears a shirt and over it a cooking apron, suitable for both men and women. As the host, he prepares the meal, participates in table conversations and can still look chic in evening wear, while his chef apron reliably protects him from splashes.
Scandinavian joy of life in every stitch
Just as with our Scandi tea towels, Northern brands like Klippan, Finlayson, Vallila, and Marimekko emphasize that everyday objects should be pleasing to the eye, durable, and of high quality. Kitchen aprons with modern floral patterns, geometric shapes, or classic Nordic patterns will delight every Scandi lover. The fabric from which these artworks are created? Usually pure, 100% environmentally responsible cotton. The designs are typically Scandinavian, ranging from unusual to classic. Marimekko's patterns, such as the Unikko pattern which is iconic in Finland, are particularly cherished. Also, iconic Finnish are the Moomins. Finlayson even designed a Moomin chef apron in their honor. The nature-inspired aprons by Klippan and Vallila are cheerful, stylish, lively, chic, and of high quality. In a more universal sense, the Eva Solo apron made of sailcloth and leather puts functionality at the forefront. It is not only used for barbecuing but also for gardening. Both men and women always look good in this cooking apron, as the leather gives the black sailcloth an elegant shine.
Sustainability as a purchase criterion: Cotton that convinces
When it comes to quality and sustainability, our Scandinavian brands make no compromises. Klippan, known for its OEKO-TEX certified cotton, produces aprons that are not only stylish but also durable. Marimekko, a brand with a long history, brings Finnish design history right into your kitchen. The patterns are often inspired by the nature and folklore of the North. Vallila fascinates with its colorful, lively designs, while Lapuan impresses with timeless prints and clean lines for a modern Scandinavian look. But it's not just about appearance. Klippan and Finlayson use eco-friendly materials and ensure fair production conditions, so when you wear them, you not only look good but also feel good. Our aprons are sustainably produced, and almost all are made from 100% cotton. The OyOy Living line, with its Scandi kitchen textiles and simple aprons, also adheres to the OEKO-TEX standard. Marimekko places great emphasis on environmental protection and social responsibility in all stages of production.
Lapuan Linen and Half-linen Aprons
Lapuan Kankurit produces according to REACH standards in Finland, using flax grown in France. All textiles are OEKO-TEX certified and free from chemicals. The Master of Linen weaving company Lapuan is also your alternative if you prefer a lightweight kitchen apron made of linen. Linen is a natural material that is antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and temperature-regulating by nature. Over 100 years of know-how flow into the processing.
Order your Scandinavian chef apron now
Why should you settle for a plain, boring apron when you can wear a work of art that's both practical and beautiful? High-quality fabric that's suitable for a fancy dinner but also reliably serves its purpose in everyday life. An cooking apron that brings you joy every day, makes an excellent gift, and lasts for a long time. Whether you're looking for a special gift idea or want to upgrade your kitchen equipment: Our Scandi kitchen aprons and dish towels bring a piece of Scandinavian joy of life. Order now and bring this joy into your kitchen and your friends'.