Eskimo Quality - Since 1854
Join us in and become a part of our world of textile temptation. A touch of cashmere as light and as delicate as a feather awakens your senses, colours allow your imagination to bloom – Eskimo products are inspirational ideas which are brimming with emotions! They are a reflection of creativity, highest standards of quality and demonstrate the diverse array of weave structures – unique designs coupled with colourfulness. We aim to offer exclusive designs, innovative and sustainable manufacturing processes and personal and tailored service – all with a great deal of love for our textiles.
The crowning glory of each and every Eskimo plaid is the savoir faire which has been passed down through generations of passionate and experienced experts. This stands both for outstanding craftsmanship skills and a tradition of innovation.
The woolen goods factory Schweiz. Wollwarenfabrik Neu-Pfungen is founded by Ferdinand Ernst in 1854. The company processes cotton, wool, silk, camel hair, alpaca wool, llama wool, etc. sourced from all over the world. A number of renowned textile machinery manufacturers such as Sulzer and Rieter are established in Switzerland, as are clothing companies in the Winterthur region which occupy a leading position in the area of fashion. Eskimo is launched as a brand name in 1973 and stands for quality blankets made in Switzerland. Eskimo Textil AG earns itself international renown with its production of in-flight blankets, sleep blankets, travel blankets, throws and children’s blankets, as well as fabrics for uniforms.
The business activities are consolidated in Turbenthal in 1983. To more effectively leverage the textiles line of business, a classic management buyout is implemented at Eskimo Textil AG in 2013. The textiles division is transferred to Eskitex AG. Since then, the textile products have been designed, developed, produced and distributed by Eskitex AG under the brand name Eskimo Switzerland.