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

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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.

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.

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 ...

You can also read individual product reviews on our product pages.

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Katie Carter
Katie Carter
23:49 10 Nov 23
Went to the factory outlet, Denise was amazing with her assistance. Great product and great service.. fantastic... Australian made and owned products. Great prices at the outlet. Highly recommended, 5 stars from usread more
Annie Mclachlan
Annie Mclachlan
22:32 07 Nov 23
Ktena Knitting Mills products are A1!Hubby & I bought between us both, 8 thermal skins items as we're soon travelling... to the Northern hemisphere for Winter.Just beautiful. Such nice, well knitted & very smooth & soft wool.John"s customer service toward me has been exceptional & has exceeded my expectations. A hard working, warm, honest, empathetic & polite man.You made my day & helped me without question or stressful fuss.I mentioned we are soon travelling overseas & John was very helpful & very quick in responding to my needs.I had to ring & arrange to receive smaller sizes for my thermal skin tops & John was happy to arrange immediate delivery. I hadn't even yet returned the other tops, but this wasn't an issue to John!I received my small sizes within 24 hours & I was beyond pleased with the speedy service.I will have to send back my other tops, as I stated I would, but thus far, John hasn't pressured me to return it immediately, but I certainly will do very soon.I honestly couldn't believe it & was taken aback by his kindness & superior customer service.I will definitely continue to support this great Aussie business in my own backyard.I highly recommend Ktena.My photos will be added/uploaded very soonThank you John & Ktena Knitting Mills!👍read more
Andrew Mclachlan
Andrew Mclachlan
03:48 03 Nov 23
Ktena Knitting Mills make very high quality products at reasonable prices. We ordered from them and are very happy with... their products. Ktena also have fabulous customer service. We had occasion to change a size and they went out of their way to help us. Literally this is the best customer service we have ever received. I highly recommend Ktena for their quality products and exemplary service.read more
Vicki Shores
Vicki Shores
13:54 23 Oct 23
Fabulous products and service. Super soft, very warm and so well made. How lovely to support an Australian Company.
Irwin K
Irwin K
02:20 23 Oct 23
I made a bunch of purchases for my Mt. Everest Base Camp hike, and I have to say, they were the best buys I've ever... made.Marino Base Layers - Not only did they keep me warm in the freezing cold, but they kept me dry even when I was sweating buckets. They really saved the day!And the best part? After over 10 days of non-stop hiking without a decent shower, those Marino wool layers didn't pick up a funky smell. It's like they're resistant to odors, which is a lifesaver on an extended trek like this.What really surprised me was how these layers significantly lightened my load with less clothing. When every ounce of weight counts, it's fantastic to have gear that pulls its weight – or should I say, lightens the weight.I'm so smitten with these items that I'm not just keeping them to myself. I'm telling all my family and friends about these absolute game-changers.Thanks a million!read more
Jayne Bailey
Jayne Bailey
20:21 10 Oct 23
Beautiful products and I was extremely touched by the compassion shown when I asked to return an item under exceptional... circumstances. I was received with understanding and empathy. Extremely helpful. Their customers certainly do come first!read more
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