Born in the Swiss Alps
A Swiss Development
Made in Europe
All CAPRANEA models originate in Switzerland. From the design to the digital cutting data through to the finished prototype, CAPRANEA develops its products here. The entire material acquisition is also fully controlled from Switzerland. A relationship based on partnership with its 20 or so suppliers, enabling special developments and modifications of a good 40 components. This ultimately results in a unique product made of 300 constituent parts.
The production is largely carried out by hand in Portugal. The geographical as well as cultural proximity to our producers is a major advantage for development, reaction rate and not least quality. Our largest partner, the company PETRATEX is one of the best and most innovative manufacturers of functional textiles in Europe. Thanks to our development and the intensive and close cooperation with PETRATEX, over time we were able to take our products to an unprecedented Level.
Performance without compromise
Moessmer is the creative partner and supplier to premium fashion labels and implements customised solutions for them. Top brands
trust in the expertise of Moessmer. So do we. The Moessmer Tuchfabrik AG is one of the few textile companies today that still manufactures in fully integrated production – from wool to high-quality fabrics.
CAPRANEA goes one step further. By following a complex process, we laminate the exclusive and high quality fabric with a thin membrane on the inside. This prevents wind and water from getting in. The surface of the fabric is treated with a water-repellent finish, made in Austria. Thus, maximum protection from wind and rain can be guaranteed. Unique, innovative. And this year it comes in two different qualities.
To begin with, we set the course for a sustainable product cycle. A well thought-out selection of materials, their placement, and cutting pattern allow for controlled and resource-efficient processing. All CAPRANEA designs have their origins in Switzerland. From the drawings, to the digital cutting data, through to the finished prototype, CAPRANEA develops its products here in Switzerland.
Surplus material is a big problem in the textile business. Thanks to our many years of collaboration with Petratex lda, (petratex.com) we had the opportunity, early on, to store our materials and components in a quality-oriented way. Around 20% of materials used in production are taken from our warehouse, and we ensure we use resources efficiently.
Colour plays an important role in sustainability. We deliberately do not follow any trends. Our colour concept, like our brand, stands alone, and timeless, in its own space. Self-confident. Seasonal colour themes are deliberately side-stepped. Colour concepts are synchronised – and this is how last winter’s themes meld into the new collection. Classic, simple, timeless, attractive.
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 a long service life is central to sustainability.
Most of our production is done by hand in Portugal (>74%). Geographical and cultural proximity to our producers is a key advantage in terms of development, reaction speed and last but not least, quality. Our largest partner, PETRATEX, is considered one of the best and most innovative manufacturers of functional textiles in Europe. Sustainability is of huge importance to Petratex, http://www.petratex.com/green.
Thanks to the development of CAPRANEA and our intensive and close cooperation with PETRATEX, over the years we been able to bring our products to a level of excellence that is second to none.
We only produce on pre-order. This means that our finished product warehouses stand mostly empty of the majority of our designs. Thus, no burdensome overstock is generated, which has a beneficial impact not only on our environment, but also economically.
Bonded Down Chambers
Down is extremely warm and light, making it a popular and natural insulating material. CAPRANEA takes advantage of these properties and makes a point of packing in these fine feathers. To avoid the fluffy down becoming hard, the feathers are integrated into high-tech down bags within the individual down chambers.
A new milestone in the development of down jackets are the newly created stretchable Down-Bags. 100% Down proof for 100% Free Move. The final GO for a new generation of high performance ski down jackets developed by CAPRANEA. So, the elastic Down-Bags combined with a seamless Bonded Down Bag construction creates the basis for so far unattained comfort.
One of a kind – Made in Switzerland
A groundbreaking, new coloring process by Schoeller Textil AG provides fascinating color schemes. A completely new, ecological coloring process results in coincidental fabric designs which make each garment unique. Each meter of this special colored fabric arises by chance, is unique in style and cannot be replicated. Just the right thing for our One of a kind line that celebrates the interplay of colors.
In addition to our unique color shading, our One-Of-A-Kind line also offers quite a lot on the functional side – made in Switzerland.
Every phase of our product life cycle is designed for sustainability. Careful material selection and placement, precise cutting patterns that allow for more efficient processing, and high-quality constructions deliver durable garments that can withstand even the harshest winter conditions.
All CAPRANEA products have their origin in Switzerland. From the drawing and digital cutting data to the finished prototype, CAPRANEA develops its products here. The entire material procurement is also managed entirely from Switzerland. This has enabled us to rationalize all facets of the production process in order to reduce the use of materials and improve resource efficiency.