We're passionate about
The textiles of the GOOD ORIGINALS line are manufactured on original loopwheelers on the Swabian Alb ever since. The loopwheelers are all from a time between 1889 and 1960 making them extremely limited.
When it comes to picking a production facility for the GOOD BASICS line, we have our core values to steer us:
• making the best pieces of authentic vintage clothing possible
• paying attention to the exclusive use of high-quality materials,
• fair working conditions.
Our manufacturers embody everything we attach importance to:
kind, reliable people who are passionate about their crafts and about the people they work with.
People who share the same love for subtle designs and work-ethic like us; who appreciate good materials and socially responsible manufacturing processes; who embrace life and enjoy sharing all that is good.
GOOD ORIGINALS – made in Germany. GOOD BASICS – made in Portugal.
All designed in Berlin.
Every piece made of best materials with experience and appreciation.
Original. Loopwheeler. Germany.
GOOD ORIGINALS is all about timeless favorites, based on original and authentic cuts:
typical vintage styles from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and from the 1950s – 1980s
as well as a few limited seasonal highlights.
The GOOD ORIGINALS line is where we come from. Our heritage.
Garments directly inspired by a traditional way of making textiles.
Find out more about the GOOD ORIGINALS.
Modern. Sustainable. Portugal.
The garments of the GOOD BASICS line are all made in Portugal.
With the second production site now being located in Portugal to complement our Berlin base, we certainly stay true to our core values: making the best pieces possible by paying close attention to the exclusive use of high-quality materials, sturdy workmanship, and fair working conditions.
The GOOD BASICS line is the evolution of our heritage.
Find out more about the GOOD BASICS.
• our foundation, our heritage
• traditional & original
• all made on original loopwheelers
• completely made in Germany
• certified, eco-friendly, natural materials, authentic material blends
• design inspired by original vintage styles from the 1920s through 1980s
• authentic men's and unisex clothing for today
• designed in Berlin – produced in Southern Germany
Made with experience and passion.
At Merz b. Schwanen, all manufacturing processes are made with know-how,
honest craftsmanship, and passion.
These production processes turn every single Merz b. Schwanen garment into something truly special –
full of passion and appreciation from everyone involved.