About Us

Underwear Specialists

Ktena Knitting Mills is Australia's leading thermal underwear manufacturer. As underwear specialists for over 20 years, we manufacture only warm under-garments and are thus able to concentrate on improving and extending our product range to meet the demands of our customers.

Vertical Structure

All our garments are manufactured "in-house" beginning from the raw yarn to the packaged product. Skilled technicians design our fabrics and individually set the machinery to produce the required sizing and styles. Garment designers, cutters, sewing and packing personnel all work within the same premises to ensure that all departments are at close range and can work together efficiently.

We have established strict quality control measures that occur at the highest level before leaving the premises. Our dedicated and qualified staff work together as a team and have been instrumental in the culmination of our respectable reputation as manufacturers of high-quality garments.

Extensive experience

The company supplies businesses throughout Australia. It also exports worldwide, including the USA and Asia and has recently ventured into the European market.

World Standard Clientele

Ktena Knitting Mills has been supplying some of the most renowned and prestigious companies for many years. Repeat business from small and larger companies has enabled us to develop and maintain our reputation as "the thermal underwear experts" who offer quality and service.

Merino & Jumbuck

In 2013 after 30 plus years of Australian Manufacturing – following the tragic passing of the matriarch of the family Maria - the Tseprailidis Family sold the business to Merino & Jumbuck Company.

Merino & Jumbuck operated the business briefly for approx. 4 years.

In January 2018, the Tseprailidis family bought back the business from Merino Jumbuck and continue with the original quality and styles as we always have. We have relocated the factory to new premises in Oakleigh where we manufacture all of our original and new and innovative ranges of Ktena, Thermo Fleece and Merino Skins thermal merino wool underwear.

We are very excited to continue the journey and steer the company in the correct direction. We look forward to serving the public with the highest quality, well made, relevant designed garments for many more years to come.

The word Ktena comes from the town of “Ktena”, a small village in the State of Kozani Greece, where the original founders of the company Maria and Taso Tseprailidis where born.

Many people mispronounce the name as ketna, however, it is pronounced as K-Tena.