100% Mulesing-free
We care about our animal welfare
At Leichtfried Loden, we do care about animal welfare and since 2020 we only use certified mulesing-free Australian Merino wool. We also expect this respect for the environment and all living beings from our suppliers and have obligated them to source only mulesing-free Merino wool.

The wool that we process in our woollen mill is sourced almost exclusively from Australia and it is without exception fine Merino wool, as it can be felted particularly well, but on the other hand it can be used to produce particularly fine woollen fabrics. The airy ripples also form a natural cushion of air, which isolates the human body and ensures constant moisture regulation. Synthetic materials can hardly keep up with such positive properties.

Mulesing is a practice that is mostly used on Merino sheep in Australia. This involves removing a piece of skin from the tail area of young lambs with a special, very sharp knife (like a razor blade). This creates a smooth, wool-free surface on which flies cannot nest their eggs. The big problem with this treatment is that mulesing takes place without painkillers and narcotics and causes great agony for the animals. Follow-up treatment is usually not carried out, which means that the wounds can quickly become infected and form a good nesting site for the flies again. These flies also like to lay their eggs in open wounds, so sheep can suffer from fly infestation despite mulesing and even die from it.

We have therefore decided to rely entirely on mulesing-free Merino wool from 2020 in order to spare our animal suppliers this hardship and torment. In the long term, only special breeding is the best alternative for the animals. They are specially bred to reduce wool growth and wrinkling in the anus area. Research is also being carried out into developing resistance to the infestation. Further options are safe insecticides and vaccinations to avoid infestation or to create resistance to the flies.

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Cushions & blankets by Leichtfried Loden
On December 15th we will launch our new blankets & cushions collection online. Made from one the most exclusive natural fibre - Australian Merino wool. Both cushions and blankets will be your ideal companion for cozy home moments on your sofa. Or a perfect Christmas gift (or post-Christmas gift, we know we are a bit late...).
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The long coat by our French friends Asphalte Paris
The ideal winter coat in 100% mulesing-free Merino wool, which does not pill and does not fear any weather condition. Due to the water- & dirt-repellent AQUASTOP impregnation, this coat is perfectly suited for cold autumn or winter days.
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Lanz Bespoke Tailoring
For more than 40 years, Leichtfried Loden has been working closely with the renowned traditional costume manufacturer Lanz in Salzburg. In autumn 2020, we visited master tailor Georg Auer in his studio and got exciting insights into his work with our fine woollen Merino fabrics.
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Raiffeisen Steyr relies on wool fabrics made in Austria
Our fine woollen fabrics have always been known for their use in alpine clothing or in international fashion collections. However, more and more interior designers and architects nowadays rely on our merino wool fabrics to develop innovative and unique interiors.
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We care about our animal welfare
At Leichtfried Loden, we do care about animal welfare and since 2020 we only use certified mulesing-free Australian Merino wool. We also expect this respect for the environment and all living beings from our suppliers and have obligated them to source only mulesing-free Merino wool.
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Cushions & blankets by Leichtfried Loden
The long coat by our French friends Asphalte Paris
Lanz Bespoke Tailoring
Raiffeisen Steyr relies on wool fabrics made in Austria
We care about our animal welfare