MONS ROYALE: FROM SPACE PROBLEMS TO DESIGNER FUNCTIONAL UNDERWEAR
Mountains were never the problem. Once he had reached the summit, only to leave wide tracks in the snow, Hamish Acland had already faced the greatest challenge. Lack of space. As a freeskier he was omnipresent as soon as Acland prepared for his next trip. Equipment. Boots. Skis. And the clothes. Moving boxes would have been practical but somehow useless. Accordingly, Hamish Acland looked gratefully at every part he could carry both on the mountain and in the evening in the village. Hoodies, pants and shirts served exactly this purpose.
Only the functional underwear did not participate. The New Zealander preferred merino wool because of its excellent properties. But unfortunately no brand had taken pity on him to add at least a little bit of style to the optimal function. Now Hamish Acland could have simply continued his search, at some point he could have come to terms with the given frustration. Instead, he teamed up with graphic designer Hannah Aubrey. She designed. He took care of the function. The collaboration worked. In 2009, the two finally presented the first Mons Royale products of stylish and optically unique functional underwear. Mons Royale was born
MONS ROYALE ARTICLES: NATURALLY EQUIPPED FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS
It had to be possible to give functional underwear a good portion of style. That's the idea behind Mons Royale. It has long since been put into practice. The New Zealand brand quickly found followers, new fields of activity, expanded. In addition to functional underwear, other garments were added for skiing and for mountain biking. Meanwhile Mons Royale delivers almost every shift for your trips into the mountains, on the trail or just the relaxed evening between restaurant and favorite bar.
Always in the centre: Merino wool. Because only that has exactly the qualities that founder Hamish Acland expects from Mons Royale articles. Heat. Cold. No problem. Merino sheep usually grow up under extreme conditions - for example in the mountains of New Zealand. Extreme heat meets icy cold. In between. Wool. It resists the extremes, always delivers exactly what the animals need, thanks to Mons Royale products delivers exactly what you need on your skis or bike. Function and quality come first. But not alone. Because Mons Royale also keeps an eye on sustainability and animal welfare.
AT A GLANCE
- Year of foundation: 2009
- Founder: Hamish Acland
- Company headquarters: Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
- Number of employees: almost 50
- Annual revenues: no data
- Website: eu.monsroyale.com/
- Sports: Outdoor, Winter Sports, Bike
GOOD REASONS FOR MONS ROYALE.
- Design: Mons Royale takes functional underwear a step further and gives it unique designs.
- Fairness: Mons Royale has it checked whether the wool is produced under fair conditions for humans and animals.
- For Hobby & Professional Sports: The ZQ seal guarantees that Mons Royales merino wool comes from sustainable farmers.
MERINO EQUIPMENT IN THE MONS ROYALE SHOP AT KELLER SPORTS
If you could paint the perfect material for outdoor trips, it would prevent odor, be nice, light, soft, breathable and regulate body temperature. That's exactly what Merino Wool delivers. Its curly structure prevents odor-forming bacteria from adhering to the fibres. At the same time, the fibres are light, yet keep warm and insulate even when wet. In addition, no other material absorbs more moisture and then guides it away from the body. This keeps it at a pleasant temperature, both when hot and cold.
Especially since merino wool is thinner than other materials, it shines with intensive breathability and, to top it all off, lies comfortably on the skin thanks to its soft structure. Without scratching. Mons Royale products combine all these properties. The best mountain conditions. Especially since Keller Sports offers you Mons Royale products online. You will find functional underwear for men and women, longsleeves, t-shirts, tops, shorts, hoodies, neck warmers and ski masks. Keller Sports' Mons Royale Store even offers shirts, socks and sweaters.
FROM SKIING FARMERS, OLYMPIC ATHLETES AND EXTREME SPORTSWOMEN
Olympic athletes as well as extreme sportsmen and adventurers have long recognised that the Mons-Royale-Reseller has just the right equipment for your tours into nature. After all, the brand design process always begins at the base. Which demands does skiing place on apparel, which on biking? This is how the pattern, an idea, is created. The designers thus understand how much wool they can use, where they need support from synthetic or other natural materials. On this basis, Mons Royale tailors its articles to your sport.
At the same time, the brand places great value on producing its equipment with the highest possible proportion of natural materials. All the more so as Gus is a sheep farmer in the background who knows all about the demands of intensive ski trips. Gus loves to ski, so he strives for the best equipment possible. "I have a passion for this product and the mountains that surround my home," he says. "This is where I work, dream, play and have adventures. Being a farmer in this environment is a huge privilege and I am incredibly happy to share it with the world". The essence. Passion for nature, sport and Apparel. That's exactly what you get at the Mons Royale Sale.
CERTIFIED MERINO WOOL WITH AN EYE FOR NATURE AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Without responsibility no function. This is how Mons Royale thinks, this is how Mons Royale acts. Therefore the merino wool for Mons Royale articles is always ZQ-certified. This ensures that the farmers meet the highest standards of animal welfare and environmental awareness and always act ethically and sustainably. The sheep live naturally, in freedom, have enough food and drink at all times and are not exposed to stress. To this end, the farmers pay attention to the health of the animals. At the same time, ZQ-Merinowolle is socially responsible towards workers and can be traced back to its original farm. In order to really guarantee all this, not only regular inspections take place, but the farmers conclude long-term contracts with their partner brands. This provides planning security and focuses on animal welfare and sustainability - and on quality. Because ZQ wool for Mons Royale products is hand-picked.