The wool of the merino sheep in Uruguay is shipped to Germany where it is transformed into yarn. Finally, it ends up in Östersund, in the north of Sweden, where Woolpower creates thermal garments of the highest timeless and functional quality.
About 45 years ago, a collaboration between the Swedish Military, scientists and Woolpower resulted in the material Ullfrotté Original. Ullfrotté is knit with a smooth outer synthetic layer, and a soft terry loop inner lining, so as to avoid wastefulness. The lofty terry loops on the inside, coupled with the natural crimp of Merino wool fibers, create a garment capable of trapping warm air circulating just above the outer layer of skin.
The fabric, still used by Woolpower today to make comfortable and warm clothes for people who have weather they want to – or not – to stay outside despite cold weather. The permeable nature of Ullfrotté Original material allows moisture to be transported away from the body.
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Wearing woolen undergarments and socks from Woolpower, you can be confident that they’ve been made with responsibility towards our surrounding nature. The Swedes have a tradition of being outdoors and because of the cold climate up north in Sweden, they have a lot of knowledge about how to keep warm.
The choice to keep all manufacturing in Östersund reduces the number of links to control in the supply chain. Being able to follow the manufacturing process step by step, gives the company a unique possibility to constantly improve both the products and the competence. There is a strong sense of values and significant engagement among the employees.
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Once the material is knitted and prepared through several machines, the different parts get much more personal attention. The sewers quality mark their garments by stitching their own name tags inside them. This creates a sense of pride and responsibility for everybody. Each garment is made by one seamstress.
The company offers a wide selection of products for both adults and children. You can choose between base layers, thermal undergarments, socks and a range of accessories. One of the mere unusual additions is a belly warmer for pregnant women.
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The collection is divided into 4 degrees:
The thinnest Ullfrotté Original garment to be worn directly against the skin as a base layer.
400 g/m2 & 600 g/m2:
Designed as a mid-layer to increase insulation between base layer and outer shell.
The heaviest Ullfrotté Original fashioned into the warmest, comfiest sock on Earth.
Whether you have to stay outside because of your profession, or you want to enjoy outdoor sports or trekking, Woolpower makes it possible for you to do so without having to pay any attention to the freezing weather.
Thermal Garments from Sweden, written by Tor Kjolberg