The two Upper Austrian women Anna Franz and Elisabeth Bauer are behind the CALEO Cashmere brand. The two friends founded their label CALEO Cashmere in 2013 and have been working with passion and ambition on their own personal cashmere collection ever since. In the beginning, four years earlier, the two entrepreneurs started with small orders in the fashion industry and arranged sales at Christmas markets, pop-ups and country fairs as part of cooperations with selected Italian companies.

In memory of this early period, when they took constant small steps into new business and cared for their families full-time, the inspiration for the name of the label came from their children CArolina and LEOpoldo.

With Anna's experience in the hotel and tourism industry and Elisabeth's event management and PR knowledge, they built on close contacts from Italy and established step by step trusting and long-term business relationships with Italian family knitting factories and yarn producers. All the newly gathered experience turned the former career changers into tried and tested business women and designers.

CALEO Cashmere is timeless, personal and reliable. For this reason, proximity to producers and buyers is always in the foreground. Anna and Elisabeth maintain personal customer contact in the CALEO STORE in their home town of Gmunden, as well as in Austria-wide pop-ups. The direct contact shows how much CALEO customers appreciate the beautiful quality, fair prices and pure processing of cashmere. In addition, CALEO Cashmere is now available in first-class shops from Kitzbühel to Vienna.


CALEO Cashmere stands for timeless design and the highest quality. Each piece is made from 100% pure and certified cashmere and undergoes several quality controls.
The entire range is produced in small, family-run knitting factories in Tuscany.

Fair working conditions, small production quantities and sustainable use of natural cashmere fibre are the cornerstones of CALEO. The founders have deliberately avoided fast-moving trends in favour of targeted and exemplary production and processing of certified cashmere yarn in Europe.

Quality and design are for eternity - this founding idea has been confirmed by the entrepreneurs ever since in every collection. The CALEO style is straightforward, simple and strong.
"We don't set fashion trends, we design favourite parts that underline the individuality of our customers. Our task is to design cuts and produce them in the highest quality so that they accompany every CALEO customer for a long time".

All prototypes are therefore developed with love for clear lines and simple designs. "We are inspired by street style and love to reinterpret clothes that have grown to our hearts. Simple cuts, clear shapes and noble colours - this is how we love cashmere the most."