Italian Heritage

Cashmere has been traded since the 14th century, and since 1959 our family has been working in the cashmere manufacturing industry.

 

A long family history, an even longer history of traditional cashmere craftsmanship: PALU is born of perseverance, passion and deep expertise.

 

The uncompromising quality of our products reflects this. Every piece is made by artisans in an Italian woollen mill. Everything we do draws on Italy’s illustrious manufacturing past in order to make a mark on cashmere’s future.

Italian Heritage

Cashmere has been traded since the 14th century, and since 1959 our family has been working in the cashmere manufacturing industry.

 

A long family history, an even longer history of traditional cashmere craftsmanship: PALU is born of perseverance, passion and deep expertise.

 

The uncompromising quality of our products reflects this. Every piece is made by artisans in an Italian woollen mill. Everything we do draws on Italy’s illustrious manufacturing past in order to make a mark on cashmere’s future.

Birth of PALU

The PALU story began in 1959, when one industrious Italian family started a manufacturing business in Milan.

 

Now, as the next generation of that family, we’re refocusing our know-how for the modern world, continuing a traditional craft while combining the luxury of cashmere with outstanding performance.

 

Living as we do between the Canadian Pacific Northwest and the Swiss and Italian Alps — and as people who love to ski, sail, bike, hike and explore — nature is our greatest inspiration.

 

We have personally experienced cashmere’s capacity for outdoor performance and are passionate about realising its potential. Combining heritage with innovation, tradition with breakthrough technology, PALU is cashmere first respected – then reinvented.

Pioneers & Mastery

For thousands of years cashmere has been protecting goats in their high-altitude habitats from temperatures as low as -40° C, and long before it became associated with luxury clothing, it has been keeping explorers of on land and sea warm too.

 

From champion sailboat racer Agostino Straulino to the great solo mountaineer Walter Bonatti, cashmere has protected any number of adventurers against the demands of extreme environments.

 

Light yet extremely insulating, with an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio, PALU reintroduces the comfort of cashmere to the active outdoor world, while channelling the spirit of pioneers who have gone before us.

Pioneers & Mastery

For thousands of years cashmere has been protecting goats in their high-altitude habitats from temperatures as low as -40° C, and long before it became associated with luxury clothing, it has been keeping explorers of on land and sea warm too.

 

From champion sailboat racer Agostino Straulino to the great solo mountaineer Walter Bonatti, cashmere has protected any number of adventurers against the demands of extreme environments.

 

Light yet extremely insulating, with an unparalleled warmth-to-weight ratio, PALU reintroduces the comfort of cashmere to the active outdoor world, while channelling the spirit of pioneers who have gone before us.

Our Vision

PALU is an ode to nature and an evolution in cashmere – honouring the grace of the natural world while creating a new category of performance-based cashmere clothing.

 

Whether on a mountain summit, in the hostile desert, on the crest of a wave or in the eye of storm, nature has the power to transform us all.

 

By combining luxury with function, technology with style, we aim to make that transformation possible. Inspired by the endless beauty of the world around us, PALU is dedicated to making life in the elements easier.