KTENA Knitting Mills

Merino Thermal Underwear Manufacturer

Thermo Fleece merino underwear

Merino Wool Clothing

We manufacture all our Merino Skins and Thermo Fleece Merino garments with super fine Australian Merino wool in our own factory located in Oakleigh, Melbourne, Australia.

We are proudly Australian owned and all of our garments are Australian made certified.

Ktena is one of the only Australian thermal wear manufacturers 100% accredited with Woolmark Certification status – passing rigorous quality control and extensive testing procedures.

We are seriously committed to ethical sustainability and are fully certified by Ethical Clothing Australia

Woolmark Certified logo

Featured Products

A selection of popular Merino Skins® and Thermo Fleece® garments, click through to the store to view the complete range.

New for 2024!

Merino Skins Lite

Merino Skins Lite – All new for 2024 and lighter than our Merino Skins thermals, these are designed for all-year-round wear.

Perfect for everyday wear, hiking, camping, work or play, and even travel.

Great for summer and winter.

Relaxed Fit, great length.

a couple wearing Merino Skins Lite t shirts

Ktena Knitting

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 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.
• Breathability
• 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, wool thermals and wool spencers 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.

Front view of white Thermo Fleece – Ladies Strap Vest – 100% Merino Wool - White

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 and the 2022 Australian Paralympic winter team.

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.

What our customers are saying about us

Our customers have left over 650 reviews on our Merino thermals at an average rating of 4.9!

Sandy M.
Sandy M.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Identical to my Mums old wornout 20yr old ones, Mum was so delighted we found them for her, thank you Ktena!

4 hours ago
Mary M.
Mary M.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

I am very happy with the quality and comfort of the thermo fleece.

18 hours ago
Mary M.
Mary M.
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

The garment is light,comfortable to wear and warm.

18 hours ago
GORDON ELRICK
GORDON ELRICK
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Very warm in miserable Melbournes winter weather .

19 hours ago
Ennio D'Addazio
Ennio D'Addazio
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Very high quality and extremely well constructed. Very warm and soft on the skin

20 hours ago
Ennio D'Addazio
Ennio D'Addazio
Verified ownerVerified owner
5/5

Very high quality and extremely well constructed.

20 hours ago

Featured Blog Posts

a hiking couple wearing Merino Skins Lite t shirts

New Range! Merino Skins Lite

New Range! Merino Skins Lite Available now in Australia! We’re thrilled to introduce our latest innovation, designed to keep you comfortable in both the blazing sun and the crisp air of changing seasons: the Merino Skins Lite collection. Our new lineup includes both men’s and women’s summer weight short-sleeve Merino T-Shirts, alongside their long-sleeve counterparts, … Read more
lady wearing authentic Ktena Merino Skins

Authentic Merino Skins and Thermo Fleece by Ktena

Don’t be fooled by cloned, fake or copied Merino Skins and Thermo Fleece garments  PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOLED ENSURE YOU ONLY PURCHASE AUTHENTIC KTENA PRODUCTS AUTHENTICITY Why only purchase authentic Ktena products? All Ktena garments are made in our own factory – designed, knitted, dyed, sewn and packaged in-house under our own supervision. Our strict … Read more
Lady wearing thermal wear and merino base layers on a trip to Antarctica

The Best Thermal Base Layers for Antarctica

Are you going to Antarctica? Then you’ll need your Merino Skins thermal wear. The best merino base layer thermal wear for Antarctica. We get asked a lot, “how cold does it get in Antarctica” and “what do I need to wear”. Antarctica is the coldest, highest and windiest place on the planet, so it’s important … Read more
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