Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden
Becoming a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden is a prestigious accolade awarded to companies as a testament to the exceptional quality of their products or services, which have particularly endeared them to a member of the royal household. The honour is personally bestowed by His Majesty the King of Sweden and serves as a reliable indicator of the company's outstanding quality and trustworthiness. Being a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden is thus a comprehensive mark of quality, signifying both the company and its products as worthy of the royal household. It is with pride and a sense of tradition that we humbly continue our unique production, striving to maintain the trust bestowed upon us by the royal household.
How do you become a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden?
To qualify for Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden status, a company must supply goods or perform services for a member of the royal family. It's important to note that a company doesn't automatically become a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden simply by delivering products to the royal household on its own initiative; the order must originate from the royal court.
To be eligible for appointment as a Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden, the company must have been in operation for at least five years and have managed its finances in an exemplary manner. Companies applying for Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden status are also expected to have a structured environmental policy and to be actively engaged in environmental issues, something that has long been a matter of course for Ekelund.
The frequency with which a company delivers its goods to the royal household varies, depending on the nature of the products they supply and the needs within the royal household. This accolade is only awarded to companies that meet the stringent criteria and demonstrate a long-term and reliable relationship with the royal family. The Purveyor to the Royal Court of Sweden is directly tied to the royal individual who granted it, and thus lapses upon a change of monarch. At that point, the company must reapply for Royal Warrant Holder status.
It is with immense pride that all of us at Ekelund, Linneväveriet in Horred, supply the royal household with artisanal products, carrying on a heritage dating back to 1692.
The title of Purveyor to the Royal Court for Ekelund, Linneväveriet in Horred,
has been granted by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf.
The title of Purveyor to the Royal Court for Ekelund, Linneväveriet in Horred, has been granted by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Historien om Ekelund Linneväveri och kungahuset
Ekelund Linneväveri har en gedigen historia som kunglig hovleverantör som sträcker sig över ett helt sekel tillbaka. Den första dokumenterade leveransen från Ekelund Linneväveri till det svenska kungahuset sträcker sig tillbaka till år 1878.
Det är mest sannolikt att detta samarbete inleddes i samband med att kronprins Gustav V besökte vårt väveri i Horred år 1877.
Värt att notera att när kronprins Gustav V besteg tronen som kung fortsatte han att handla linnetextilier från oss. Denna kontinuitet i kungahusets val av linneleverantör visar på det förtroende och den uppskattning som Ekelund åtnjutit genom åren.
Sedan dess har vi på Ekelund fortsatt att vara en pålitlig och högt ansedd leverantör även för senare monarker som Kung Gustav VI Adolf och den nuvarande monarken, Kung Carl XVI Gustav.
Denna långvariga relation mellan Ekelund och kungahuset blev återigen erkänt år 2023. Detta är ett bevis på vår exceptionella kvalitet och dedikation, och att vi fortsätter att vara en stolt kunglig hovleverantör genom tiderna.