Stefan Brandt's style is a tribute to the materials used and to the top-level craftsmanship in the production.
To find answers to the big questions, Stefan Brandt studied physics. But his passion has always been fashion. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Cartagena, Colombia, he established his own production in Quito, Ecuador, a stronghold of jersey, in 1994. Since then he has been working on jersey collections and the development of new process techniques. Stefan Brandt's maxim is to produce the perfect product, regardless of cost, and to guarantee wear and care properties 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.
True to his maxim "there is not shortcut to excellence", Stefan Brandt introduced in the field of jersey hand-stitch tecniques such as pick-stitching in jersey dress shirts and polos, previously reserved for custom-made clothing. The multiple unique selling propositions of the product breathed life into the brand and pioneered a new era of luxury in the industrial market without any use of marketing tools.
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
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 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.
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 has affirmed our commitment to vertical integration - from cotton cultivation and luxury jersey development to 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.