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Transparent production. Visibly better. For over 80 years, our underwear has been the result of the highest standards of sustainability: Each piece of our clothing that you buy is a decision for long-lasting quality and against the throw-away mindset. For fair and transparent manufacturing and production of raw materials. For true respect for human beings, animals and nature. For an unforgettably good feeling, and not just on your skin. These are the things we have stood for since 1941 – and will stand for in future, too.

Made in Europe. Loved around the globe.

Each of our products, each cut and each design has been developed with a lot of love and dedication at our headquarters in Switzerland, and produced in our own factories in Hungary and Romania. Around 79% of the materials used come from Switzerland, Austria and other European countries. This way we can guarantee the highest quality, working and environmental standards. For every material. Every production line. Every detail. Every moment.

From the heart: Good craftsmanship.

Portrait of Eszter

Eszter, 38, Seamstress

«I have been part of the CALIDA Family for almost 20 years. I've gained a lot of knowledge and deepened my seaming skills.»

Portrait of Istvan

István, 52, Cutter

«I really enjoy working with the different machines and getting to know CALIDA's materials.»

Portrait of Mari

Mari, 56, Cutter

«With CALIDA I had my first flight ever! I got to visit an other production facility, which I'm very greatful for.»

Portrait of Laci

Laci, 38, Warehouse coordinator

«I am a trained police officer and was looking for a new challenge 3 years ago. I am very happy with my decision!»

Portrait of Svetlana

Szvetlana, 47, Seamstress

«I have been working at CALIDA for 2 years and feel very comfortable here. I really like the familiarity and our team spirit.»

Portrait of Lajos

Lajos, 50, Warehouse coordinator

«I like new challenges and doing great things with my team. We always support and help each other whenever needed.»

More impressions from Hungary:

Mann an Maschine
Frau an Nähmaschine
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nähmaschine Nahaufnahme
Mann laufend in Produktionshalle
Mitarbeiter in Ungarn an Nähmaschine

Sustainably connected: our partners

True sustainability is permanent. And not a solo effort. For this reason, together with our production partners, we focus on long-term cooperation. With several, we have been developing more and more new ideas for even more sustainable materials and processes for decades:

Lenzing AG

Lenzing AG, headquartered in Austria, supplies us with the valuable and sustainable TENCEL™ fibres. Thanks to a closed cycle, the fibre production itself is particularly environmentally friendly.

One of the most important goals of Lenzing AG is to be climate-neutral by no later than 2050. Lenzing AG is doing everything it can to become one of the first climate-neutral fibre suppliers by 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the CO2 emissions created need to be reduced by more than 50% by 2030. You can find more information on this topic at: lenzing.com

Schellenberg Textildruck AG

We have been working with E. Schellenberg Textildruck AG for more than 70 years, which is located in Fehraltdorf in the canton of Zürich. We have many years of successful partnership to look back on. E. Schellenberg Textildruck AG supplies us with more than 60% of the raw materials for the manufacture of finished products and has developed a special dyeing process that helps to reduce water consumption per kilogram of dyed fabric by 50% compared to the global industry average.

The print factory also fulfils almost 100% of the requirements of the DETOX TO ZERO campaign initiated by Greenpeace in 2011. The aim of the campaign is to exclude hazardous chemicals from textile production. You can find more information at: estextildruck.ch


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