Felt slippers, leather trousers or loden jackets: For many centuries they have been Tirol's favorite natural clothing materials.
Felt, leather and loden have always been the most popular raw materials of Alpine clothing culture. As all materials were available in Tirol, most of them were processed and refined either at home or by traveling craftsmen. Little has changed up to the present day. Of course, the clothing production and design have kept up with the modern market while the old but traditional materials have literally celebrated a recent comeback “in new clothes”.
Old Know-How, Modern Techniques and Creative Skills
The very popular felt slippers, the traditional leather trousers and the stylish loden jackets are still available for sale in many Tirolean shops. They are the most typical examples of traditional Alpine clothing, combining functional and aesthetic requirements at the same time. The long experience in processing nature materials also helped in finding new designs and production cycles for the traditional fabrics. Real masterpieces of Alpine clothing are manufactured for all needs and tastes thanks to good old know-how, modern techniques and loads of creativity.
Felt, leather and loden have always been the most popular raw materials of Alpine clothing culture. As all materials were available in Tirol, most of…