ELKA was founded in Karup by Ejnar Lauridsen in 1958. The name comes from the founder's initials (EL) and the city name (KA). The products were primarily underwear for men and women, as well as waterproof clothing. This has slowly developed into the collection we know today.
In 1979 the name was changed into the more international name "ELKA Rainwear A/S" and they have continued to work with the challenge to protect against the extremes of nature. This know-how means that they are able to sell high-quality products with excellent functionality.