The AW18 Sea Crew collection
honours the heritage of the hard working fishermen
and sea crews of the North Sea. Throughout history fishermen have always
mended their workwear with patches whilst at work in the harsh conditions of the rough seas.
These patches bear testimony to years of fighting and working with the sea in it’s often inhospitable conditions.
Amongst the sea crews these patches act as badges of honour and can identify the length of ones service.
Since Elka’s foundation in 1958 one of our main objectives has been the outfitting and protection of Danish
fishing fleets. The Sea Crew collection is a reinterpretation of designs that have kept fishermen dry
for 60 years. Built with original 320g OEKO-TEX® standard 100 PVC fabric and high
frequency welded seams Elka makes sure that every jacket from the Sea Crew
collection meets the same exacting standards that we send to sea.
‘A piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point.’