Why "Made in Germany" is the new cool

Thuringia meets New York City

What does tranquil Mühlhausen have in common with jet-setting metropolises like New York and Los Angeles? Designer Karim Guest's first collection bearing his own name. The knitting machines in this small town in Thuringia are currently working at full speed to produce the designs created by Karim Guest in the USA.

To produce his new luxurious collection of knitwear featuring clean lines, the designer sought a partner with expertise and experience who attaches as much importance to delivering the highest quality as the designer does himself. It proved to be quite a good coincidence that his long-time friend Anton Schumann acquired a knitwear factory in 2017. "We found that we shared the same demands for sustainability, production standards, and quality. We quickly agreed that working together would offer huge potential for both brands," Guest comments. 

"A partnership with a luxury fashion label like Karim Guest gives us the opportunity to exploit and further develop the full spectrum of its existing expertise in the field of exclusive yarns and elaborate knitting and finishing techniques," Schumann adds.

Together with Karim Guest and his first premium knitwear collection, the manufactory is opening a new chapter in the company's history. For the first collection, only cashmere from Fibre Nobili and top-quality merino extra fine yarns from premium manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand are being used. A distinct wash finish was developed for each yarn, giving the collection its unique feel and softness.

Luxury knitwear taken to perfection

The company was founded in the traditional textile town of Mühlhausen in 1990. In addition to its own brands, the textile manufacturer produces ladies', men's, and children's clothing and home goods for numerous well-known brands in the high-end segment.

Around 60 highly qualified employees bring their many years of experience and technical precision to their work. Finishing, knitting, sewing, warping, cut design, programming the knitting machines, and product development are part of the extensive range of services offered by the manufactory. The range of knitting production services includes flat knitting, inlay, ajour, jacquard, coarse and fine knitting, embroidery, and printing. Fully integrated production at the Mühlhausen site guarantees the best standards from a single source, all made in Germany. The company stands for traditions and innovations: local roots, fair working conditions, a qualified staff, short distances to customers, technical innovations, and high product quality set this premium manufacturer apart.