111 Years of Merz b. Schwanen

Founded in 1911, Merz b. Schwanen is one hundred and eleven years old.

One hundred eleven is more than just a number; it represents the fact that throughout these years, people gave their all to produce authentic and high-quality goods. Not only were those years prosperous, but everyone involved contributed their expertise and knowledge and went to great lengths to create something worthwhile and good.

In 1911, Balthasar Merz, the company's founder, had an aspiration that still exists today. In 2011, Gitta and Peter Plotnicki breathed new life into the original vision and revived the brand.

This year, 2022, marks 111 years in the history of Merz b. Schwanen.

This number represents a vision, aspirations, bravery, stamina, and a substantial amount of hope and confidence. It demonstrates that we are capable of great success if we refuse to allow adversity to bring us down, dare to embrace our talents and strengths, and always have faith in ourselves.

We, Gitta and Peter and the Merz b. Schwanen Team, are grateful and proud to be a part of this story, and we sincerely appreciate your support and confidence!

Curious about what happened during these 111 exciting years? Scroll through the images below and find out more.

Get your own piece of Merz b. Schwanen history!

In order to celebrate this occasion and commemorate this milestone, we crafted two unique and special T-shirts. Both are loopwheeled in Germany, received an exclusive print, and are now available to pre-order until November 30th. 

GOOD ORIGINALS | 1950s111 loopwheeled T-shirt with special print, 5,5oz

01 | white


Pre-order now

GOOD ORIGINALS | 215111 loopwheeled T-shirt with special print, 8,6oz

01 | white


Pre-order now

111 Years of Merz b. Schwanen
Merz b. Schwanen, Matthias Balzer November 11, 2022
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