About Great Greenland
Great Greenland was founded in 1977 by Hans Lassen under the name Grønlandsgarveriet (i.e. the tannery of Greenland) where it acquired and tanned Greenlandic sealskin. The newly formed business located in the south of Greenland expanded quickly with a workroom that still today produces much of the products of Great Greenland.
In 1982, Great Greenland became a limited company owned by the Government of Greenland.
The headquarters of Great Greenland is located in Qaqortoq, a city in the south of Greenland. It is in the headquarters where a highly skilled workforce works with tanning and production of all kinds of Greenlandic fur. Sealskin is still a specialty of Great Greenland, but we also work with other Greenlandic skins such as musk, lambs and polar bear.
All skins produced by Great Greenland originate from wild animals that have lived naturally in the Greenlandic nature. Great Greenland only allows production of skins, from animals that have been caugt in accordance with the Greenlandic Inuit traditions.
The European Inuit exception rule, has allowed importation of Greenlandic sealskin into the EU.
Great Greenland manufactures and sells quality seal leather as well as designer finished goods within clothing and accessories. We deliver the best quality of sealskin products; caught, tanned and produced in harmony with the Greenlandic nature and traditions.
We offer fashionable and environmentally friendly collections, made in a modern design mix, consisting of sustainable Greenlandic sealskin, combined with other innovative materials.
Great Greenland is your trusted supplier of sealskin products. We have been selling sealskin and ready-made products of the highest quality since 1977. You can get your hands on our unique products through our secure and user-friendly website.
We have been engaging in sustainable and ethical production of sealskin since the company’s establishment, and we will continue to hold on to these values and traditions as part of our core identity moving forward.
We pride ourselves with the fact that all seal hunting take place in accordance with EU seal hunting legislation. Only sealskin caught by Inuit hunters are approved for sale, production and import in the EU. This is recognized by EU, WWF and Greenpeace. Read more here on the EU official website: EU - The Official Seal Regime - English
All sealskins processed by Great Greenland are caught by Greenlandic Inuit hunters along the Greenlandic coast. All skins are tanned at Great Greenland's tannery in southern Greenland.
Other than being sustainable and ethical, we also deliver a premium service to ensure the best customer experience. If you want to make a good deal on sustainable Greenlandic sealskin, then you have come to the right one. Great Greenland is owned by the Government of Greenland, which is why you directly support the Greenlanders when you shop at Great Greenland.
Great Greenland manufactures and sells quality sealskins as well as design products for clothing & accessories for consumers & wholesale businesses worldwide.
Welcome to our website and webshop, we look forward to serving you in the best possible way.
Great Greenland Showroom, Webshop & Shop in Danmark.
Smedeland 10, 2600 Glostrup.
Opening hours, monday-friday: 9:00-15:30 or by appointment, just call tel: +45 23 29 93 42.
Great Greenland Visitorcenter, Tannery og Shop in Greenland.
Havnevej B-1274, Postboks 519
Opening hours, monday-friday: from 9:00-16:00 or by appointment, just call tel:+299 64 71 27.
Great Greenland is 100% owned by the Greenlandic government. This page shows the list of Great Greenlands current board of directors. Under the "Contact Us" tab, Great Greenland´s key employees can be seen as well as contacted.
Preben Møller, tel: +299 64 71 24
For details on the company´s other key employees - see "contact us" tab.
Board of Directors:
- Juliane Henningsen Heilmann – Formand
- Niels Eli Boassen - Næstformand
- Louise Lynge Berthelsen
- Freddy Goske Christensen
- Ulunnguaq Markussen
Guidelines for Great Greenland A/S
Statement regarding Guidelines for the Greenlandic Government owned companies.