Our wool originates from the Changthang Plateau in the Himalayas. A community of nomads lives with their sheep, goats and yaks on altitudes between 4000 and 5000 meters and are moving up to 10 times a year in order to take their animals to grass.
The wool is washed, dehaired, carded, spun and woven in Ladakh, India. All our garments are made of the snambu, the traditional Ladakhi cloth which is woven on a backstrap loom. It measures 28cm in width and approximately 10m in length which varies.
Designer Irena Zrno has developed patterns keeping in mind the natural limitations of the snambu resulting in garments constructed of up to 18 single pieces. The garments are made by Irena in her Leipzig studio. The snambu is washed manually and becomes slightly felted which adds to its durable texture.