Stefan Brandt's style is a tribute to the materials used and to the top-level craftsmanship in the production.
In order to find answers to grand questions, Stefan Brandt studied Physics. However, his passion has always been for fashion. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Cartagena, Colombia, he established his own production in Quito, Ecuador, a stronghold of jersey, in 1992. Since then, he has been working on jersey collections and the development of new process techniques. Stefan Brandt's maxim is to create the perfect product, regardless of all costs, and to guarantee wear and care characteristics of a quality unmatched in the market.
Our journey began in the 1990s when our founder, Stefan Brandt, set out to revolutionize the world of cotton fabrics. Through relentless dedication, we have pioneered breakthrough process technologies that have resulted in tangible and measurable unique selling points.
Our secret lies in our exclusive use of selected bales of Peruvian ELS Pima cotton, also known as "Selected Pima," which we process through disruptive and innovative techniques. The luxurious cotton fabric is then painstakingly perfected using primarily manual techniques and a revolutionary 15-step PREFIT treatment.
This allows us to unlock the true potential of this "South American silk," creating cotton fabrics that are almost indistinguishable from silk itself.
Autodynamics of desire
This fusion of selective raw materials of the highest quality class and new gentle processing techniques allows Stefan Brandt to take the leap in quality from extraordinary to superlative.
Leading companies in Europe, USA and Japan herald this as the dawn of a new era in comfort wear.
With the most valuable raw materials available on the market, Stefan Brandt drives optimally coordinated process routes. These are supplemented by intricate "in-house" techniques, ensuring wear and care characteristics of a quality hitherto unknown.
Another innovation of Stefan Brandt is the successful application of hand-stitch techniques such as pick stitching in jersey shirts and polos, previously reserved for custom-made clothing.
Stefan Brandt's products are for those who discern true luxury in artisanal excellence, those in pursuit of uncompromising quality, clean lines, and timeless forms. They are for women and men who seek the finest things in life, cherishing an understated and subtle vision of luxury. They are for people interested in understanding how these products are crafted. They are for those who see beyond the label, recognizing the workers behind the product, who, with dedication and exquisite attention to detail, infuse the soul into the Stefan Brandt label each day. To them, the intrinsic beauty of these garments is revealed.
A Promising Future for Stefan Brandt
As we forge ahead, we remain steadfast in our mission - to create a future where fashion and sustainability coexist, without compromise.
We continue to explore new and innovative ways to improve our products and processes, ensuring that every piece of Stefan Brandt collection is a testament to our vision of a better, more sustainable world.
At Stefan Brandt, we realize that our success is not defined solely by our luxury collections, but by our ability to inspire change. We strive to lead by example, showcasing that quality, luxury, and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, but can harmoniously work together.
We look forward to the continued expansion of our brand, extending our reach to even more premium houses worldwide. The growing interest and high esteem from well-respected competitors such as Loro Piana affirm the influence and potential of our brand.
In this exhilarating journey, we are grateful to you, our loyal customers and partners. Your continuous support and belief in our mission motivate us to strive for more. We are humbled by the recognition we've received so far, and we pledge to continue delivering on our promise of unrivaled quality and sustainable luxury.
Stefan Brandt is more than a brand; it's a lifestyle choice, a commitment to utmost quality, sustainability, and innovation.
In our quest for the utmost control over quality and sustainability, we made the bold decision in 2022 to grow our own luxury Pima Cotton in Ecuador. Our first harvest this year has affirmed our commitment to vertical integration - from cotton cultivation and luxury jersey design, to development and manufacture, incorporating sartorial unique selling points at every stage.
Few know that the origins of ELS Pima cotton can be traced back to the early Valdivia phase in Ecuador (4400 BC), predating its appearance in Peru and the Antilles (Sea Islands). By cultivating this world-class cotton in its region of origin, we honor its heritage and ensure an unparalleled level of quality for our clients.
It is also of historical dimension that Stefan Brandt has started the cultivation of his own luxury cotton in Ecuador in 2022. The first signs of domestication of this luxury cotton species date back to the early Valdivia phase of the Ecuadorian coast (4400 BC). It is precisely here, at the place of production, that it is now being cultivated again for the first time by Stefan Brandt.