Vihtori Luhtanen decided to start his own company in 1907. His wife designed and sewed whilst Vihtori was responsible for the sales. In the early 1910’s Vihtori Luhtanen employed two seamstresses and this was the first step towards creating his own sewing workshop.
Deeply committed to greener manufacturing, Gramicci continues to research and adopt new standards of manufacturing that reduce its impact on the environment. Its organic products have received certification from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OE Blended (Organic Exchange for blended fabrics) and OE 100 (Organic Exchange for all organic fabrics).
Climb X are an American climbing shoe and gear brand. Not only do they produce our own, innovative designs, they have also been hard at work designing and producing gear for global companies for over a decade.
Tendon is a well-known and globally successful brand of static and dynamic ropes and climbing equipment based in the Czech Republic. Although the brand itself is relatively young, Tendon ropes have a strong heritage, being part of the Lanex company which traces its heritage back to the Wisniowski family of rope makers.
Research and development has helped Fizan become a world leader within the ski and trekking pole market. Passion for quality and design has kept the company firmly rooted to their origins in Veneto, (one hour from Venice).
The drive to move into the mountaineering market came through a connection with the famous alpinist Ricardo Cassin who inspired the development of pitons and nuts, and who’s name was given to the CASSIN brand.