Loden wool is a renewable and sustainable product. Merino sheep, alpaca or cashmere goats have their wool collected many times throughout their lives.
Loden Wool Heritage
The harsh winters of the Austrian Alps required tough men and tough clothes. Shepherds, wood-cutters and hunters have depended on this special type of woven wool fabric. It has been a hallmark of the Alps for centuries; the Austrian alpine culture has inspired our designs. The jacket must survive harsh winters, and stay looking sharp, too.
We choose our suppliers carefully. One mill we love, Steiner 1888, was founded in 1888 and is a 5th generation family-run mill located near the Austrian ski town of Schladming. Another Mill, Tuchfabric Mehler is over 350+ years old, the oldest mill in Germany. We use Loden fabric from a variety of mills in Austria, Germany and Italy but they are all exceptional. Some of our sewing is partners are Allwerk, Steinbock, Stapf, Bauer and Steiner 1888.