We love animals just as much as you do, and we want to celebrate them while they’re still around. Erstwilder is collaborating with Australian designer Dana Lenko and her label Lenko for a special range focused on our endangered animal friends.
As well as brooches, necklaces and earrings we’ve had four of our designs re - imagined as strictly limited edition Lenko X Erstwilder sweaters! A Whale, Pangolin, Penguin and a Bilby (Oh my!). So, join Lenko X Erstwilder in bringing attention to endangered animals.
Dana Lenko has been making our Winters better for over a decade with her hand cut embroidered Animal Sweaters. Enjoying a cult following, worn by many a celebrity and animal lover, her sweaters are renowned for their high quality, Australian production and detailed art-like stitching. Every year she releases a limited edition of sweaters, so these extra four designs are a very special event indeed. The four endangered animals to be featured in the collaboration sweaters are the Bilby, Blue Whale, Pangolin and Galapagos Penguin.
“It was such a fun collaboration! We both love animals so it felt very natural to work together on an endangered series. We both make our Animals from a similar process of layering our chosen materials to create a very textural experience. While the Erstwilder crew are masters of creating with resin, I work with fabric and stitches, so it was very interesting to step into another creative world.” - Dana
Each sweater is 100% made in Australia, the animal appliqués are hand cut and then lovingly embroidered, making each sweater a wearable artwork. Find out more about the super talented Dana and her gorgeous sweaters at www.ilovelenko.com.