A piece of Texelana history
Texelana has its origins in 1990 and was taken over in 2017 by Frida and Willem Jan. For Willem Jan, entrepreneurship was a conscious choice after years of working on the mainland. Frida brought her experience as an executive secretary to the company. With the takeover of Texelana, they brought their love for Texel and high-quality wool products together in a beautiful Texel company.
The love of wool
At Texelana we have consciously opted for sustainability, respect for nature and the use of high-quality wool products. Frida; “Wool has a fine and durable character. It is a residual product of sheep and can be used for many purposes. From woolen clothing to warm slippers, but the lanolin from the fur is also used for our care line. The versatility of this beautiful product fits perfectly with Texelana's mission.”
Texel means freedom for Willem Jan. “The beach to get a breath of fresh air, the meadows with the many lambs in the spring, but also the cosiness and activity in the high season; Texas has it all. The entrepreneurship on this beautiful island gives an extra dimension to the feeling of freedom. Together with an enthusiastic team we run this beautiful company; we are proud of Texelana!”
The benefits of wool
Wool is not without reason the identity of Texelana, explains Willem Jan. “Just as wool protects the sheep, it also does so in clothing. Wool retains its insulating effect even when wet. It keeps you warm in cold conditions and ventilates when it is warm. In addition, wool hardly absorbs body odors due to its antibacterial effect and breathability; Odors and stains are therefore less likely to penetrate the wool fibre. Wool also needs to be washed less often than other materials, making it an environmentally friendly choice.”
At Texelana we understand the importance of sustainability, both for the environment and when it comes to animal welfare. Willem Jan: “We strive to ensure that all our wool comes from sheep that are kept and cared for in an animal-friendly manner.”
“Our collection includes a wide range of wool products that provide comfort and warmth in every season,” adds Frida. “From luxurious wool blankets and pillows to soft wool sweaters and cardigans, we have something for everyone. We also offer a selection of slippers made from sheepskin, wool felt or boiled wool, which ensure wonderfully warm feet, even on the coldest days.”
An extra step for the customer in all areas
“In addition to offering quality products, we at Texelana strive to offer our customers the best service,” continues Willem Jan. “Our team of expert employees is always ready to advise you and help you make the right choice. We understand that choosing wool products can sometimes be overwhelming, so we are happy to take the time to answer all your questions and provide you with the necessary information.”
Where can you find our products?
Texelana has three shops on Texel where you can view, feel and try on our beautiful products. You can find us in Oudeschild, Den Burg and De Koog. If you don't have the opportunity to come to Texel, you can easily order online via the Texelana webshop. So wherever you are; Texelana is always near you.