During its 60-year company history, Wolford has established itself as a luxury brand in the premium sector of the international fashion world.
A year before this, industrialist Reinhold Wolff from Vorarlberg and retail entrepreneur Walter Palmers from Vienna had already founded the company Wolff & Co. KG in Bregenz, Lake Constance. With its own dyeing plant and moulding shop, the company began manufacturing nylon stockings in the same year that nylon was first introduced in Europe. Over the following six decades, the company developed from a legwear and bodywear provider to an internationally acclaimed premium brand with a product portfolio covering your wardrobe from head to toe. Core areas are the well-established legwear, ready-to-wear and lingerie product groups. Swimwear made from high quality
As early as 1953, the first double perlon stockings were introduced on the market, and in the following years, production expanded rapidly following the acquisition of circular knitting machines. With the first seamless stockings, ‘Fatal’, Wolford caused a furore in the fashion world. These stockings, which do not show up underneath tight fitting clothing, are currently one of Wolford's best sellers.
In February 2010, to support Wolford in maintaining its high quality standards, Wanzl delivered mobile containers to Bregenz that were specially adapted to meet Wolford's requirements for transporting textile products between the individual production stages. Wanzl provided the theft-proof ‘Customized Solutions’ with a rod construction for picking up textiles as well as foil covers for protection against dirt and dust.
The complete production of a stocking requires up to 16 work processes; for a body garment it is up to 25 and even up to 45 for a swimsuit. Simply knitting a stocking to Wolford quality standards takes between four and fifteen minutes. The next production step for the foot section requires 35 stitches per centimetre. It then goes for washing, followed by the dyeing process. The final process is the rigorous product control with quality approval. Not until then can they say: ready for international dispatch!