Australian footwear company Emu (link: has hatched a clothing line.

The 20-piece collection, introduced this season, consists of jackets, parkas and aviator jackets. Just like Emu’s Ugg boots, the line uses leather and merino wool as primary materials.

Retail prices for the pieces range between 350 and 500 euros.

Kerstin Pakter, Emu’s European brand manager, says Emu also plans to launch a denim collection in 2006. Additional details on that collection were not yet available.

— Sabine Kuehnl, Bureau Chief Germany