Imagine yourself in the middle of the Alps. Located at the heart of Europe next to the romantic setting of the Alpback valley estuary and into the Inn Valley, at the cross roads of the two oldest European trade routes you will find Brixlegg – the home of Giesswein.
Giesswein have a pioneering work ethic and a deep sense of tradition which are the two key principles of success on this Giesswein has founded their very own small empire – they found a niche and they filled it nicely – occasional kitting works for private customers soon grew into several orders and then several hundred million of Austrian Shillings worth every year.
The time line is something like this…
Giesswein is founded in 1954 by Elisabeth and Walter Giesswein. They do knitted pieces for private customers and this is followed by the first milling tests in their in-house washing machine.
In 1958 following the success of their first tests, Giesswein purchase their first industrial milling machine. With these small milling jackets, the company was represented at a fashion fair for the very first time.
In 1964 Giesswein with the ongoing development of new milling techniques the milled jacket “Davos” proves itself to be a big seller.
In 1974 Giesswein start production of their famous slipper socks. Quickly after, the slippers became popular in foreign markets and were a sales hit.
In 1985 Giesswein for kids is introduced and a year later Giesswein hit Paris. The next step is eight years later in 1994 with the first pair of leather children’s shoes.
Jump forward to 1999 and Giesswein invent a new soling method for all their indoor shoes. In 2004 Giesswein celebrate 50 years in the industry, four years later athe new G-Puro slipper is introduced and in 2009 Giesswein present their new HOME collection.
So…now onto the actual product – these slippers are simply amazing! The designs are bright and fun with decals for every member of the family from first steps to feet up. Personal favourites include “Heiden”, “Burleburg” and for the kids “Kurten” for the boys and “Baumberg” for the girls.