We have loved and admired Merz b. Schwanen for many years and it is with special pride that we offer this innovative heritage brand's products to our agency customers.
Based on the accidental Berlin flea market find of an original cotton-knitted work shirt produced in the long-declined textile region of the Schwabian Jura in Central Germany, founders Peter and Gitta have single handedly revived the historic knitwear brand - founded in 1911 - and given it a new and exciting life.
In collaboration with the descendants of the original owner, Balthazar Merz, they now produce on historic machines in Germany as well as sustainably in Portugal.
With enthusiasm and energy, respect for the product and an unparalleled love for detail, this historic brand has been given a new lease of life: unisex, beautiful and well made Merz b. Schwanen are an example of how historic garments can fit modern life.
Engel Agency represents Merz b. Schwanen in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Image courtesy of @merzbschwanen.