Those who wear a HANRO garment for the first time are surprised how soft the cotton feels, how airy and light the wool is, and how delicate the silk mixes are. For us, true luxury means feeling completely at home in your own skin. Fabrics must be of the very highest quality and origin to meet this demand, so the process begins back with the selection of raw materials.
As an expert in the field of natural fibers, HANRO only processes hand-picked, long-staple quality cottons such as Pima cotton or Egyptian Giza cotton, as well as top quality Merino wool, the finest silk, and the very best Swiss cotton yarns and threads. These are what make the quality of our products so unique.
Our special soft mercerization finish gives the cotton a silk-like sheen, outstanding color brilliance, and a high tensile strength. The result: high-quality and long-lasting lingerie creations – quality that you can feel on your skin.
Mercerization is a costly application, so it is only applied to really high-quality series. The 28 m mercerization machine in HANRO’s knitting mill was therefore dubbed “the million-dollar machine”. Thanks to the amazingly close needle stitching, our precise and flat seams are unrivalled. All lace is sewn on by hand. Every single seam is quality checked, enabling us to guarantee flawless quality for our customers.
Our demands on quality and excellence extend to our production sites. No expense is spared in meeting these demands, which includes HANRO manufacturing and finishing our own fabrics. Thanks to our state-of-the-art production processes, the fabrics we create are unique. Seamless and hem-less finishes, soft mercerization, and the very closest stitching requirements are just a few of our innovations, all of which we are constantly working on developing further.
HANRO uses only cotton of the highest quality. One type that HANRO uses is Giza cotton, which is grown in the Nile valley in Egypt and manually harvested. HANRO cotton products are particularly robust, while having a silky texture and a soft feel to them. Furthermore, they have less of a pilling effect and are easy-care. In addition to the usage of high-quality cotton, special and unique finishing technologies are applied that guarantee an even more silky but long-lasting product.
Giza cotton is cultivated in the Nile valley in Egypt.
PIMA AND SUPIMA COTTON
HANRO uses both Pima and Supima cotton. Pima cotton is framed in the various countries of the American continent. Supima cotton is a registered trademark, guaranteeing Pima cotton of a certain quality produced 100% in the USA.
SEA ISLAND COTTON
HANRO also uses the extremely rare and luxurious Sea Island cotton. This type of cotton is cultivated on the Caribbean islands of the British West Indies. Sea Island cotton has a staple length of more than 50 mm and is harvested exclusively by hand.