Ktena is a 100% Australian owned and operated knitting mill dedicated to the development of an enduring and sustainable Australian wool garment manufacturing industry, and to share the benefits of this naturally perfect fibre with the world. We are staunchly committed, through ongoing investment in innovation and design, to building a globally sustainable enterprise for authentically manufactured Australian merino wool garments.
Pure Australian merino wool produces the softest, finest, most luxurious yarn in the world. With its exceptional softness, natural breathability and its ability to wick moisture away from the skin, merino wool is the perfect, versatile fibre for all seasons.
Merino wool is soft, breathable, moisture and odour resistant and is a highly efficient insulator. It is also an entirely sustainable and renewable resource.
• Natural temperature regulator
• Odour resistance
• Natural elasticity
• Crease, stain and static resistance
Wool’s impressive range of natural qualities includes:
• Colour retention
• Fire resistance
• Natural UV protection
• Biodegradability and renewable resource
Ktena merino thermal underwear and wool thermals are made from the finest Australian pure merino wool. Beautiful and luxuriously comfortable, Ktena designs are available in 100% pure Australian Merino wool and wool-rich blends and everyday wool blends combining style and comfort with the benefits of wool’s remarkable natural properties.
Merino Skins Sports Thermals
Merino Skins sports thermals have appeared in various Olympic events, featuring in the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and as the preferred thermals for the Australian Winter Olympics Team at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
Stylish, high-performance sportswear that combines performance with function. Made from the finest, softest Australian merino wool, Merino Skins garments are the perfect contemporary collection, merging exclusive designs with the benefits of wool’s remarkable natural properties. Our Merino Skins garments are breathable, moisture, odour and UV resistant for ideal comfort in cool or warm weather.
We're passionate about Australian Wool
Ktena is an authentic, independently owned Australian manufacturer of beautiful merino everyday woollen thermals and active wear.
Our ranges of Australian merino wool garments are designed, knitted, sewn and packaged at our Melbourne factory, ensuring exceptional style, comfort and sustained quality.
Ktena is committed to the authentic Australian manufacture of quality woollen products.
We passionately believe in bringing wool to life through our beautiful merino wool garments that are soft, comfortable and a pleasure to wear.
As a leading manufacturer of Australian merino wool garments, Ktena embraces the history behind our wonderful woollen knitting mills, with our growing range of uniquely Australian, merino wool products.
Coronavirus Update - We Are Still Open!
Our Factory Shop is Open!
Plus - With restrictions on travel and restrictions on how many people are allowed in shops and public spaces we are making our factory shop products available by online mail-order while these restrictions are in place.
Please view our factory shop page where some of our popular products are listed.
You can find specials, seconds, children's wear, new ranges, samples and lots more at factory prices.