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About us

Brennet, your specialist in high-quality and innovative shirting materials from Switzerland

We produce high-quality shirting materials with additional features that give wearers real added value. Our expertise is based on a long-established tradition as well as a flair for fashion and a desire to deliver innovative, sustainable solutions that make everyday life easier. Our collections showcase new trends as well as fashionable and high-quality designs, complemented by basics for everyday use, smart work clothing that stands up to the most stringent requirements and fine, classy fabrics for the perfect business look. Whether for casual, business, urban or wardrobe essentials – Brennet is a specialist in high-quality, functional shirting materials from Switzerland and is continuously setting new standards.

Our values – what's important to us

Quality

A living Swiss tradition: The quality of our materials is apparent in every fibre. Whether for short- or long-sleeved shirts, non-iron, easy-care, natural stretch or with soft touch – all of our functional materials are 100% sustainable Swiss made.

A personal touch

Providing our customers with personal advice is a top priority for us. We work in partnership to find the right solution – perfectly tailored to your needs. Our website provides a clear overview of our products and services. If you have a specific request, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Flexibility

We are able to realise your individual desires quickly and flexibly, as all processes are traceable and originate from a single source. From manufacture to finishing, all the way to final checks in our dedicated testing laboratory, we cover the entire supply chain.

Sustainability

We consciously implement the stringent requirements for sustainable fabrics throughout the entire supply chain. The treatment of raw materials, the dyeing and finishing of fabrics all take place in compliance with strict ecological and social standards and are certified.

«Swiss finish at the highest level – we are specialists in high-quality, functional shirting fabrics»

History

1881

"Mechanische Buntweberei Brennet, C. A. Hipp & Co."  is founded in the Öflingen district of Brennet

1884

The company takes over Öflingen colour weaving mill "Leupold & Cie"

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1888

The company becomes a family-owned public limited company, "Mechanische Buntweberei Brennet" (MBB)

Sonntagsspaziergang des Ehepaars Helga und Robert Denk vor der Kulisse der Brennet, um 1940

From 1889 to 1937

Acquisition and take-over of various weaving mills and spinning mills such as "Baumgartner & Co." in Wehr (1889), "Krafftsche Kammgarnspinnerei Hausen" (1894), the "Vortisch & Co" weaving mill (1927) and the "Lampertsmühle AG" cotton-spinning and weaving mill (1937).

This paved the way for mass production.

der Batteur diente der Auflockerung und Durchmischung der Baumwoll-Rohballen, Werk Hausen, 1941

1970

Rounding off of the company's ownership with the acquisition of "Dreiländereck Textilveredelung GmbH"

Brennet erweitert 1970 ihre Ausrüstung durch Übernahmen Dreiländereck, 1957

1973

MBB renamed Brennet AG. 

Eingang Verwaltungsgebäude von Brennet, 1941

Following the acquisition of  factory sites in Berlin, the following two decades saw reconstruction and investment in the High Rhine and the Wiesental.

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2011

At the start of May 2011, a major fire broke out at the Brennet facility in Hausen, which incinerated around 1180 tonnes of cotton and caused millions of euros worth of damage. Some sections of the building had to be torn down.

2012

As a result, production ceased at the spinning mill on 31st March 2012. Shortly after this, Brennet announced that it would discontinue its entire operations at the end of 2012.

Qualitätssicherung, Zwischenkontrolle für weitere Veredelung, 1999

2013

Take-over by AG Cilander, rights to products and names, foundation of Brennet Fashion GmbH with headquarters in Germany and the start of production at AG Cilander

2015

Relocation of the team from Germany to Herisau; still operating as German company Brennet Fashion GmbH

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2017

Change of name to Swiss company Brennet Fashion AG

2022

Integration into AG Cilander and continuation of brands and collections

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