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The art of craftsmanship from the Austrian Alps - 100 % Made in Austria

True to the philosophy of its founder, HEFEL employs traditional skills and high-tech to create dream bedding that has no equal. The tradition of an Austrian family firm and the continuous development of revolutionary innovations characterise HEFEL as the leading producer of bedding.

The process begins with the selection of highest quality materials for fabrics and fillings. Only the most precious treasures of nature are processed. Best workmanship based on traditional craftsmanship and the very latest production techniques do full justice to the characteristics of the materials. All HEFEL comforters have their own quilting pattern that has been specially developed for their individual purpose. Every comforter is a perfect masterpiece that gently wraps itself around the body and feels incomparably snug.

 

INDIVIDUALLY MADE BY HAND ON WOODEN FRAMES

HEFEL comforters are individually quilted in a time-consuming process whilst on tailor-made ramin wood frames. Experienced hands stretch the fabric over the frame like a precious painting. The highest degree of precision and a trained eye are required for the precise alignment of filling and fabric in preparation for quilting.

The strong bond that their grandfather Johann Hefel felt with nature and his social commitment have stood the test of time and have passed down the generations to his grandchildren Ulrike and Dietmar. This is surely the reason why HEFEL BED & SLEEP was the first producer of bedding in the world to produce, for example, Natura line fabric (not bleached and not dyed), Organic Cotton from certified organic growers, Tencel KlimaControl (the first comforter produced 100% from wood) and SeaCell fabric (Tencel with sea algae and silver ions) and was also the first to focus on pure new wool from certified organic livestock or the health-promoting effect of the Swiss Stone Pine.

HEFEL today is one of the most important international producers of natural bedding products, whose exquisite products can be found in the most luxurious stores worldwide. No question, HEFEL premium products really are simply perfect for life's precious moments. Skilled craftsmanship of the highest standard. LUXURY SLEEP in other words.

Today, as in times gone by, HEFEL bedding products are 100% made in Austria. This is as much an integral part of the corporate culture as the employment of highly qualified specialist staff, many from families that have worked for HEFEL for two or even three generations. With a great deal of experience, care and skill they produce and check every single HEFEL comforter, piece by piece.