Today, Giesswein are famous for their wool and cotton slippers worn by several thousands, maybe even millions, kids and grown-ups.
It all started a little more than a half century ago in Austria when Elisabeth and Walter Giesswein sold knitting work to friends and acquaintances with great success. In 1954 Elisabeth and Walter Giesswein decided to make a living out of it and founded the company. The plan turned out to be a success and in 1958 Giesswein bought its first industrial milling machine. Also, this year Giesswein was represented on its first fashion fair.
A lot of good things, inventions and products happened from then on but what is really of our interest is the year 1985. In 1985 Giesswein presented the first independent kids' collection.
From the first Giesswein kids' collection, the slippers were decorated with colorful and imaginative applications which makes it more fun to wear slippers. Of course you can also find plain slippers in the Giessweincollection, so there is really something for every taste and style.
We recommended the wool slippers for cold winter feet but suggest that you try the cotton slippers if wool is too hot or if you need a pair of spring/fall slippers.
Did you know?
The story goes that the boiled wool slippers were created by a coincidence when the wool garments were washed on unintendedly high temperatures. The result was a soft and strong material ideal for clothing and slippers.
Did you know?
One of the best things about Giesswein is that you can mashine wash most of the products. Check the labels on your Giesswein slippers for instructions.