Born in the Swiss Alps
CAPRANEA was born in the mountains of Graubünden, home to the majestic ibex (lat. Capra ibex). Light-footed, agile and self-confident, the ibex is found in small herds and is constantly on the move. Anyone who experiences its alpine mastery is also fascinated by its elegance and beauty.
Capranea harnesses this inspiration to create products with an exciting interplay of technical superiority and design, nuanced by color and fabric mixing that defines who we are. This allows you to seamlessly transition from the Alps to the streets in style.
A Swiss Development
All CAPRANEA products originate in Switzerland. From the design through to the finished prototype, we develop our products at home. Material acquisition is fully controlled from Switzerland. This process is made possible by our long-standing relationships with our suppliers.
Our production is largely carried out by hand in Europe. The geographic as well as cultural proximity to our producers is a major advantage for development, and quality. Our largest manufacturing partner is one of the leading manufacturers of functional textiles and innovation in Europe.
Experience function without seeing it is foundational to our design DNA at CAPRANEA. Blending Urban lifestyle with fabric innovation creates a sophisticated and technical experience that our customers have come to expect from us. Capranea is often the brand of choice by our fabric suppliers to debut a new technology into the market; a testament to the persistent research drive of CAPRANEA.
We set the course for a sustainable production cycle from the start. A well thought-out selection of materials, their placement, and cutting pattern allow for controlled and resource efficient processing. The origin story of All CAPRANEA products begins in Switzerland. From drawings, to digital cutting, through to the finished prototype, CAPRANEA develops its products here in Switzerland.
Color plays an important role in sustainability. We deliberately do not follow any trends. Our color concept, like our brand, stands alone, is timeless, and exists in its own space.
All material procurement is controlled entirely from Switzerland. We chose materials based on longevity, origin, recyclability, and equipment. The main focus is on longevity and recyclability. We firmly believe that an extended product life is crucial to sustainability.
Choosing a product by CAPRANEA means making no compromises.
All materials and components have been carefully selected to provide maximum functionality and comfort.
Particular attention is paid to freedom of movement, with Full-way stretch being used in all layers of every garment.
We are proud to offer repair support of all our products. How we stock our materials, multi-year design strategies, and the proximity to our main manufacturing partner, make it possible for us to restore both older and newer garments if needed. If you have a broken zipper, or some fabric is torn, we will repair it for you as economically and sustainability as possible. Please contact your local specialty retailer to start the process.
Bonded Down Chambers
Down is extremely warm and light, making it a popular and natural insulating material. CAPRANEA utilizes best in class manufacturing techniques that include bonded down chambers, that stretch, to create a wearing experience that is 100% comfortable and warm no matter the conditions.
Every phase of our product life cycle is continuously reviewed for opportunities to reduce our footprint.
Careful material selection, placement, precise pattern cutting, factory country of origin, and repair support, all play an important role in the sustainable development of product.