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

Featured Products

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

Merino Skins the official merino supplier to the Australian Paralympic winter team

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.
• 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.

Ktena Knitting Mills Melbourne

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.

A tour of our Oakleigh factory and process

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Gift Ideas – Gift Voucher

We have the perfect gift for your friend or loved one! Choose a gift card and let that special person choose the garment later.

The gift card is an electronic gift card you can print out immediately or you can email. No waiting for a gift card in the mail, it’s instant!