The fateful find
Now & then
The roots of Merz b. Schwanen date back to 1911.
Balthasar Merz started running the textile manufactory on the Swabian Alb in Germany.
Gitta & Peter Plotnicki, life- and business partners based in Berlin, re-established the brand after the descendants of the founder had shut down the production. An over 90-year-old henley of the former brand caught the couple's eyes at a flea market in Berlin.
Their passion for authentic clothing and their vision to revive the traditional way of textile production to combine it with a modern sustainable approach lead them to the Swabian Alb.
THE HERITAGE LIVES ON
"We are continuing the story of Merz b. Schwanen by combining authentic with contemporary designs, made of sustainable fabric blends,
all created with respect to the brand's heritage." - Gitta Plotnicki