Image Courtesy of Merz B. Schwanen.
Merz b. Schwanen is a textile manufacturer that produces original, “simply good” basics in Germany and Portugal. Its unique fabrics – with very little tension and an incredibly vintage touch and look – are made on rare 100-year-old loopwheelers (circular knitting machines) located in the Swabian Alps in southwestern Germany. The brand is proud that it’s the only company that still manufactures in this authentic and traditional manner. Furthermore, the brand embraces a sustainable and environmentally friendly concept, honest manufacturing and selected, high-quality materials. SLEEK visits creative directors of Merz b. Schwanen Gitta and Peter Plotnicki to talk about how they bring tradition together with the contemporary.