Grey Friend & The Hunter

22nd February 2022

“Grey Friend & The Hunter” are the first styles of the slow-luxury accessories-line of AGNES NORDENHOLZ. It combines tradition, quality and craftsmanship. The fur comes from the “Heidschnucke of Lüneburger Heath”, a free-grazing sheeprace from northern Germany.

While growing up the sheep develop the typical grey fur. Each piece is therefor unique through the natural variation of colouring. The Lüneburger heath is a historic cultural landscape and protected nature reserve, that helps to maintain a high biodiversity. Since centuries the Heidschnucke helps to keep the heath clear through grazing and is therefor important to maintain the cultural heritage and the eco system of the heath. The farmers from Lüneburger heath represent a traditional and sustainable small-scale industry. The Heidschnucke offers a 100% biological meat and is appreciated by modern slowfood kitchen for its healthy lowfat quality and delicious taste. Today there are not many herds of sheep remaining.

The aim is to support the breeding of the Heidschnucke through the development of a 100% natural accessories range made out of the beautiful unique sheepfur and raise awareness for the necessity of a sustainable, slow farming and protection of our eco system, that needs a rich biodiversity.

“Grey Friend” is combined with one of the most traditional Austrian Loden fabrics: “The Schladminger Loden” made of 100% Wool. “The Hunter”, inspired by traditional hunting bags, is a combination of vegetable tanned leather and fur of the german Heidschnucke and is produced in Germany by a traditional hunting-bag manufacturer. The closure is the signature solid brass turn lock, that gives the bag “a face”.

In the meantime several new styles are available combining the sheep fur with leather, wool and linen.