Leeuw is an independent apparel brand. It was born out of a love for the outdoors and moving in comfort. We value quality gear and have created our garments accordingly.
Leeuw has its roots in Cape Town. Former mountain bike pro Erik Kleinhans, fashion designer Erna and outdoor enthusiast Francois wanted to create a brand which embraced their active lifestyles.
We kept our product range small so we could focus on quality. We understand that creating premium outdoor apparel requires sourcing the very best materials. Merino wool is that material of choice. Breathability, temperature control, moisture control, anti-bacterial/odour/itch properties and sun protection are all features of this magical fibre that made it an easy choice.
We source Nuyarn®️ fabric, the next generation of merino. Nuyarn®️ has incredible performance advantages over ring-spun equivalents. Resulting garments are stronger, stretchier, quicker drying, are more comfortable and warmer gram-for-gram than any merino garment you’ve worn before.