Henjl makes the choice to use wool in all its products. Super effective in the mountains, merino wool is a natural, sustainable and renewable material.
High-tech made by nature
The comfort and performances of merino sheep wool are simply exceptional. Excellent thermal insulator, it ideally regulates body temperature in cold but also warm weather conditions. It can capture a third of its weight in the form of water vapor, its warm factor prevents the sensation of coldness, even wet the garment remains warm... The wool fibers are naturally resistant to mechanical actions, they do not get dirty easily and are anti-bacterial, considerably reducing bad smell as well as washing needs. Like any natural material, merino wool is biodegradable.
Schoeller since 1848
The high quality merino yarns we knit are spun by Schoeller Spinning Group. Established since 1848 on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria, Schoeller is one of the most committed spinner for environmentally friendly productions. EXP treatment by Schoeller is a chlorine-free process that allows wool knit to be machine washable. EXP means "Ex-Pollution", that is to say the non-use of pollutants during anti-pilling treatment of wool. It is the first and only wool treatment in the world that is Bluesign and GOTS certified.
Our exclusive MK2 knitting combines merino wool and polypropylene high-performance technical fiber of climayarn®. Very warm, we developed it for use in alpine winter conditions. MK2 combines the benefits of merino wool and polypropylene : light but comfortable, warm even at low temperatures, avoids any heat building up during the effort, faster drying, easy transfer of moisture.
Lavalan® wool insulation
Pure nature and high performance
For the thermal insulation of our quilted jackets, we use Lavalan® sport wool wadding, a natural insulating material made of 90% alpine wool fibers and 10% bio-polymer. It dries much faster than down. It is easy to clean and recycles without any chemical additives. The high quality wool comes directly from responsible European farms. Fleeces are treated in the EU to ensure a minimum of transport. Lavalan® sport is traceable by FairTrace, from sheep to consumer.
Waterproof and Windproof
WoolShell® is the result of two years of research and development to design a stretch and windproof fabric from a virgin wool knit. Henjl WoolShell® products are genuine virgin wool softshell with a breathable, windproof membrane. All our WoolShell® materials are knitted and laminated in France, near Annecy. Our WoolShell® garments are warm, light, flexible and stretchy. They offer high wear performance in terms of comfort, warmth, protection and durability.