About Us

The name Solwang Design is based on my surnames Soland and Wang. Solwang Design released the first collection in August 2009 and several have followed since.

The knitted designs are our own on the basis of my grandmother’s wonderful homemade kitchen textiles. I am working to expand the range, and several of my grandmother’s practical and cute solutions for the kitchen will appear in the product range in the time to come.

Some will be with a modern twist, such as our very popular knitted towel. Here I have not been faithful to her knitting pattern, but the functionality is definitely not lost in the process.

The woven textiles are made with a selection of colors from the knit collections. This makes it possible to mix the colors and fabrics to give the kitchen a personal look and to create an individual expression.

All products are inspected and approved at the Danish Technological Institute for color fastness at 60 degrees Celcius wash (which is the temperature recommended by health authorities in Denmark), absorption, chemical contents and shrinkage.

Solwang Design is responsible for B2B sales in all countries.

“We can still learn from the past.”

The story behind us

We can still learn from the past.

40-50 years ago, very little didn’t come to use in the household.

That was the philosophy behind our original knitted dish cloth. My grandmother converted cotton yarn residues into functional dish cloths. Some more pretty than others, depending on what colors yarn she had, and how many times a dish cloth changed color.

The last years of her life the yarn was purchased with the purpose to knit for us. This meant plain cloths and colors that actually fit into our kitchens. My whole family received them for years with gratitude.

When my grandmother was no longer there to knit for us, it proved impossible to find a dish cloth that was just as effective and functional as her homemade version.

Therefore, I had to buy yarn and knitting needles in order to continue the production, and for 13 years I was self-sufficient in this field. Since I wanted to share the joy of the wonderful cloths with friends and family, some extra were knitted as gifts. They were always popular, and the recipients wrote them on their wish list again and again. That gave me the idea to set up an actual production of grandma’s dish cloths.

Today the ​​dish cloths and towels are produced on a knitting machine, but the final finish is still handicraft. Both appear yet completely as the hand-knitted originals, and have retained all their good qualities such as durability, absorbency and high functionality.

Just as if they were handmade all the way.

Kind regards

Dorte Soland Wang