Skrautmen is a small innovative business located in the small town of Sauðárkrókur in the northwest part of Iceland. The designer behind the name is Lilja Gunnlaugsdóttir, a data analyst with a creative mind! The concept started with Lilja playing around and giving life to her acrylic glass handcraft through laser cut teqhnique, using it to decorate her home and for gifts to friends and relatives but soon she started selling it. The concept quickly escalated after that into something much bigger, and in 2013 the data analyst quit her job and started her own company "Skrautmen".
The crown jewel of Skrautmen is “Embrace of the sea”, scarves combined of silk and washable salmon leather. Lilja is fascinated by contrasts that make a whole when put together. The raw roughness of the leather combined with the delicate nature of the silk create a very feminine whole! Lilja also designs jewelry and within her collection can be found a gorgeous creation called “þoka” (fog) – necklace made of wooden beads and salmon leather.