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Our new collection will surprise and amaze you. We will briefly take you back in time! Trachtenmode is traditional attire of Austria and some parts of Germany and Switzerland. The name ‘Trachtenmode’ derives from the word 'tragen', which means 'to wear'.
In earlier times trachtenmode could identify a person as belonging to a certain social or legal status or trade. The traditional attire is originally based on work clothes, now it is a reflection of the Bavarian identity in all its splendor. The dirndl originally is a feminine dress which consists of a closefitting body, combined with an apron in a different colour. Nowadays it is often worn with a white cotton blouse with puff sleeves and a high neck and is most famously known for Oktoberfest clothing. The Traditional men’s clothing is made from wool, linen and leather. The well-known ‘Lederhosen’ are knee-length trousers made of leather.
'Tracht' is sometimes still proudly worn on official occasions like weddings or festivals.
We gave a modern spin to Trachtenmode! Our digital prints are inspired by the beautiful traditional trachtenmode, characteristic symbols of Germany, Switzerland and Austria and neutral colours with the occasional colour splash.
Are you interested?
All Tootal Fabrics designs have a unique SKU-number, as a reference to the design. If you are interested in any of these designs, contact us with the SKU-number! You can find these SKU-numbers by the images in the theme book, which you can download here. If you are interested in any of these designs or if you would like to adapt one of these designs to create your own, do not hesitate to contact us!
But, did you know that Tootal can also produce all these designs on a number of other base fabrics and fabric qualities? You can order all our designs in different colour combinations or even your very own design; either on compact cotton or on one of the other fabrics listed in our Traditional Folklore theme book. The possibilities are endless and you can read about them in our theme book here! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!