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The foundation for the success story of the Schulthess Maschinen Ag is laid under name Bauspenglerei Kaspar Schulthess.
The first bowler hat was produced as a special order in London. It was to replace the top hat as a sturdy riding hat, since when riding, the top hat was always knocked off the head by branches.
More than 150 years ago, the king of gentlemen's clothing receives an androgynies make over. The first frock coat without a pronounced waist line relaxes the then very strict dress code a little.
Colloquially, this stylish men's accessory is known as a "fly" in German speaking countries. Until 1870, the original tie was a lot bigger and reserved for gentlemen.
Around 60 years after the founding of the Bauspenglerei Kaspar Schulthess, the first washing machine is produced.
Artist Mariano Fortuny patents the production method for the Delphos robe he created. The elegant dress is made from wafer-thin, finely pleated silk satin.
Business is booming and the construction of and move into the new production facility opens the doors to continued success.
Coco Channel designs the "little black dress" and already foresees its timeless relevance: "This simple dress will become a kind of uniform for all women with good taste". It is unlikely, that this simple yet seductive garment is missing from any ladies wardrobe.
The first two-piece swim suits were already worn in ancient times. Hundreds of years later, the bikini is officially patented by car mechanic Louis Réard. Trademark of the classic: Cloth triangles connected by cords.
Already in 1949 Schulthess invents the first punched-card control-system for washing machines and is thus the leader in automation.
Less than 65 years ago Schulthess Maschinen AG produced Europe's first household washing machine. Daily washing routines are revolutionized!
The "mini" is introduced for the first time in the fashion magazine "Vogue" and with that starts its success around the world. The sassy garment is seen as a statement of liberation from the conservative 50s.
Sailors and carpenters are wearing them for centuries already, but as a fashion statement bell-bottoms experience the height of their popularity in the 70s. It becomes the trademark of the flower power movement.
At the end of the 70s, Schulthess Maschinen Ag launches the first microchip-controlled washing machine.
Grunge bands like Nirvana or Pearl Jam help the flannel shirt to cult status. As an essential component of the tramp look, the "lumberjack shirt" enjoys great popularity among music enthusiasts.
Schulthess launches the Spirit XL washing machines not only for commercial applications but also for the home.
Hip Hop stars like MC Hammer introduce the bloomer to the western world during the 80s and 90s. Four years ago, fashion designers ultimately elected the bloomer as a "must have".
Fashion is not the only thing that has changed since 1845: Innovations also shape the Schulthess company history. But, once quality, always quality - promise! That is the Schulthess quality commitment.
We are proud of 170 years Schulthess and have every reason to celebrate. However, we will not celebrate by ourselves - but together with you. Let us surprise you with a variety of special events. Join the celebration!
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