Established in 2004 Elk is proudly based in Melbourne, Australia. The label designs original, contemporary fashion, accessories, hand crafted leather goods and footwear.
Led by founders Marnie and Adam, the Elk team have an incredible passion for Australian design and independent fashion. Bi annual collections focus on seasonal colours - always in natural hues. Created with a unique aesthetic of stylish simplicity using fine quality raw materials sourced from all over the world.
Elk's strong design and un wavering commitment to working with small manufacturers across the globe whose traditional skills and techniques guarantee authentic, high quality production result in new and exciting ranges each season.
Research and travel uncovers new crafts, inspires new designs and sets new trend directions for each collection. Inspiration is drawn from diverse sources such as woodland areas, art, music and vintage design influencing colours, shapes, styles and fabrication.
Elk has an incredible global reach with products available through independent retailers in over 20 different countries reaching as far as Finland.
Marnie "Elk is undeniably Australian. We design statement accessories and fashion that is easy to wear, comfortable, affordable and instantly recognisable ... we believe in only wearing what you really love".
Elk has a strong ethical foundation. As a family owned and operated business there is the greatest respect for all that work within and for the business. All manufacturers are visited numerous times each year and working conditions, company ethics, workers rights and workplace safety are assessed prior to any work taking place. Transparency and honesty are fundamental values upheld across the entire supply chain.
AUSTRALIAN FASHION CHAMBER – Marnie is a proud member of the Australian Fashion Chamber. Marnie shares the philosophy of the AFC to strengthen, promote and develop Australian fashion to support and build success locally and internationally.
UNICEF - Elk is proud to be a Platinum Champion for Children. Funds raised through a donation matching initiative are vital to support programmes operating all over the World protecting and supporting vulnerable children.
GO GREEN - Elk is a member of the Go Green organisation ensuring all timber is sourced from sustainable plantations. Every timber article of jewellery has been made using these raw materials by a small, family owned and operated factory in the Philippines.