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OUR STORY

 

The Toorallie story began almost 200 years

ago in 1825 when George Garnock arrived in

Australia from Scotland. After a decade of working

with the Macarthur family to develop Australia's first

Merino stud, George decided to go out on his own

and realise his lifelong ambition to produce the

finest Merino wool in Australia

 


 

Riding south to the Monaro district in

New South Wales George was one of the first

squatters in the region. Establishing his own Merino

sheep stud near the town of Bombala, George wa

a true pioneer and helped settle the area.

 

 George's sixth generation descendants

the Smiiths continue his legacy with Toorallie,

founded in 1990 and named after the family's

sheep property located near George's farm.

Toorallie was the next chapter in a long tradition

of working with elite Merino wool.

 

 

 

 

Toorallie started out manufacturing jumpers in

the nearby country town of Bombala, utilising the

historic Olympia Theatre. With a massive

investment in state of the art Japanese machinery,

Toorallie's first success came from pioneering the

three dimensional Hi-Tec knitwear of the time.

Proving hugely popular this set the brand

up to expand quickly with broad brand

recognition and international distribution.

 

In the early 2000's manufacturing became

uneconomical and the burden of debt was inhibiting

performance of the brand. Without change Toorallie's

Australian manufacturing collapsed, ushering in the

start of the next generation to take the brand forward.

 

 

  

TOORALLIE TODAY

 

Today Toorallie continues to specialise in

designing and producing high quality Merino products.

The Merino fibre remains the cornerstone of our brand

and the life passion of everyone involved,

including George Garnock's sixth generation descendants

Simon and Stephen Smith, executive directors of

the company along with Peter Small of

Quality Softwools Australia since 2004.

  


 

 We have expanded our range beyond traditional

knitwear to include MERINO-DENIM™, t-shirts and polos,

merino-twill, merino-fleece, accessories and in 2018

the first summer bamboo-merino collection was launched.

Toorallie's focus is to create Merino garments

of exceptional design and quality. Garments

that last, that our customers love the wear.

 

In 2018 we opened our Flagship store in Clifton Hill,

Melbourne. A store that reflects the brand and our values.

We currently have over 150 independent stockists in

Australia and New Zealand.

 

As the need for sustainable products is more relevant than ever,

we consider  the Merino fibre, and the garments that can be

produced from it an ideal option. Wool is renewable, long

lasting and provides real benefits to the wearer

and to the world in which we live.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Toorallie and the logo are registered trademarks of Quality Softwools Australia Pty Ltd

 

 

OUR STORY

 

We're proud to share our unique history

which dates back six generations

 

 

The Toorallie story began almost 200 years ago in 1825 when

George Garnock arrived in Australia from Scotland. After a decade

of working with the Macarthur family to develop Australia's first

Merino stud, George decided to go out on his own and realise his

lifelong ambition to produce the finest Merino wool in Australia.

 

 


 

 

Riding south to the Monaro district in New South Wales

George was one of the first squatters in the region.

Establishing his own Merino sheep stud near the town of

Bombala, George was a true pioneer and helped settle the area.

 

George's sixth generation descendants the Smiths continue his

legacy with Toorallie, founded in 1990 and named after the family's

sheep property located near George's farm. Toorallie was the next

chapter in a long tradition of working with elite Merino wool.

  

 


 

 

 

Toorallie started out manufacturing jumpers in the nearby country town

of Bombala, utilising the historic Olympia Theatre. With a massive

investment in state of the art Japanese machinery, Toorallie's first success

came from pioneering the three dimensional Hi-Tec knitwear of the time.

Proving hugely popular this set the brand up to expand quickly with

broad brand recognition and international distribution.

 

In the early 2000's manufacturing became uneconomical and

the burden of debt was inhibiting performance of the brand. Without

change Toorallie's Australian manufacturing collapsed, ushering in the

start of the next generation to take the brand forward.

 

 


 

 

TOORALLIE TODAY

 

Today Toorallie continues to specialise in designing and producing

high quality Merino products. The Merino fibre remains the cornerstone

of our brand and the life passion of everyone involved, including George Garnock's

sixth generation descendants Simon and Stephen Smith, executive directors of

the company along with Peter Small of Quality Softwools Australia since 2004.

 

 


 

 

We have expanded our range beyond traditional knitwear to

include MERINO-DENIM™, t-shirts and polos, merino-twill, merino-fleece,

accessories and in 2018 the first summer merino-bamboo collection was launched.

Toorallie's focus is to create Merino garments of exceptional design and quality.

Garments that last, that our customers love to wear.

 

In 2018 we opened our Flagship store in Clifton Hill, Melbourne.

A store that reflects the brand and our values. We currently have

over 150 independent stockists in Australia and New Zealand.

 

As the need for sustainable products is more relevant than ever, we consider

the Merino fibre, and the garments that can be produced from it an ideal option.

Wool is renewable, long lasting and provides real benefits to the

wearer and to the world in which we live.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Toorallie and the logo are registered trademarks of Quality Softwools Australia Pty Ltd