The carefully selected raw materials have to pass through many different stages in a fully integrated production process - from spinning the fine woollen yarn and weaving the greige fabrics right through to the finished cloth. The production phase that is most important for the special characteristics of our loden fabrics is fulling, whereby the raw fabric shrinks considerably in both warp and weft directions. This process accounts for the fabric’s special, comfortable feel. Meticulous quality assurance procedures throughout the entire production process ensure that our customers can always rely on first-class quality.
The combination of longstanding experience, consistent craftsmanship and modern technology has enabled the Leichtfried Loden mill to look back on more than 130 years of the company’s history. It remains the backbone behind the company’s success today. Tradition and innovation coupled with an intuitive grasp of high quality fabrics means that the company can look forward to the future with confidence. The constant strive for highest quality guarantees a sustainable production of woollen fabrics in the heart of Europe.
Loden has long been known as the fabric par excellence for traditional costume clothing in Austria and South-Germany. Our family business has still managed to produce even finer, lighter and softer loden, which explains why our fabrics, made from extra-fine Australian Merino wool, are increasingly used in fashion and haute couture industries. Many reputable European clothing companies and internationally renowned fashion houses trust in quality by Leichtfried. Because of the numerous positive attributes of Merino wool, the fulled fabrics are also increasingly used for objects & interiors.