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One family, one tradition

Since 1560, our family has operated a handicraft business in South Tyrol. And for many generations, the Zacher family has practised the art of wool-working in San Candido/Innichen, surrounded by the South Tyrolean Dolomites.

As hat makers, our ancestors used sheep wool to make fulled felt and stretched it on strips to make hats and slippers. Our father, Leopold, has handed down this skill of wool working to us, his five children Hannes, Hedwig, Alois, Friedrich, and Christina. As a family business, we have succeeded in keeping this seemingly forgotten craft alive and developed it in a way that stands the test of time. In our factory in San Candido/Innichen, we transform wool into our original Haunold® fulled felt based on traditional hat-making methods. Therefore, we also use our historic fulling mill, which our great-grandfather once worked with. The fact that we only make slippers today and no longer hats proves that we can adapt to the times. Who knows what the next generation will make out of fulled felt ...