Kyösti Svala’s product innovations from Kärsämäki

Svala products have the best possible technical features. Products are both designed and manufactured in Kärsämäki, Finland.

Production

Svala products are manufactured completely in Finland. They have been since 1955. The Svala factory is in the middle of nowhere and at the same time, in the middle of everything.

Thousands of hours have been put into the development of the products, which means their features are unique and have been rewarded many times over. Products are still developed with the same enthusiasm as 61 years ago.

Quality has its makers and at Svala, we trust these makers: the people. The sewer of each Svala product ensures the quality of every product she or he makes from start to finish and sews his or her own nickname on the product as a seal of quality.

Merino Wool

Merino wool is a soft, durable and breathable natural fibre that has excellent moisture transfer and thermal features. Wool is naturally antibacterial, which also makes it easy to care for. Thanks to its airiness, merino wool cools you down when it’s hot and warms you up when it’s cold. Svala merino wool products have a unique double-layer structure in which the topmost layer is the merino wool and polyamide blend that keeps you warm and the layer against your skin is polypropylene that transfers the moisture from your skin.

The knitted fabric has gone through the Superwash treatment so it can be washed in 40 degrees. It has also gone through an anti-moth treatment.

Polypropylene Mesh

Silver-ionised polypropylene mesh is a very light, flexible and durable material. Thanks to its mesh structure, it breathes and binds air effectively, which makes it an excellent insulator against both cold and hot.

Polypropylene does not bind any moisture in itself, it only transfers it away from your skin to the outer layers of clothing. This means your skin stays nice and dry. Silver ionisation prevents the reproduction and contagion of microbes, mold, fungi and bacteria, which decreases unpleasant odours. The antibacterial treatment of the Svala products through silver ionisation has been done in the core of the fibre even before it is spun as a thread. This means the treatment doesn’t disappear even after many washes. Thanks to the treatment, the products stay fresh and odourless.

Polypropylene

Silver-ionised polypropylene mesh is a very durable material that breathes well. Polypropylene does not bind any moisture in itself, it only transfers it away from your skin to the outer layers of clothing. This means your skin stays nice and dry. Silver ionisation prevents the reproduction and contagion of microbes, mold, fungi and bacteria, which decreases unpleasant odours.

The antibacterial treatment of the Svala products through silver ionisation has been done in the core of the fibre even before it is spun as a thread. This means the treatment doesn’t disappear even after many washes. Thanks to the treatment, the products stay fresh and odourless.

Polypropylene and Cotton

Double-layer material with an inner layer of silver ionised polypropylene and an outer layer of comfortable combed cotton.

Polar Fleece

Polar Fleece made of polyester is nice and soft and binds heat efficiently.

Polartec Power Stretch

The unique and high-quality double-layer PowerStretch Pro material by Polartec is flexible in all directions, which means it adapts to your movements like no other. The soft fleece on the inside binds heat and transfers moisture from your skin. The tight polyester knit on the outside breathes and also protects from wind. The exterior is extremely durable and does not accumulate lint.

Windproof

Svala Windproof products use two types of windproof fabrics. The material of Custom and Racing products is a double-layer polyamide that has a wind- and waterproof coating. The Tundra and Power products have an inner layer of warm polyester fleece and an exterior of polyamide with a windproof coating. The Windproof material is flexible, and it adapts to your body, thanks to the Lycra it includes.

Fireproof

The fabric is made of meta-aramid and antistatic carbon fibre. All products have also been sewn with fireproof meta-aramid thread. Materials do not ignite or melt even in high temperatures so they provide a temporary protection of heat, flames and radiant heat. They also do not conduct electricity nor bind moisture. Svala Fireproof products have been type accepted according to EN ISO 11612:2008 and EN 1149-5:2008 standards.