Elbkind hamburg international ltd.
Established in 1993, with headquarter in Germany and production in Ecuador, Stefan Brandt was specialized in finest apparel, with focus on t-shirts and underwear, already made with finest cotton and already applying the legendary “prefit treatment” and gentle hand-finish techniques, building up a specialized workforce who shared his unwavering commitment for exceptional quality.
In 2001, Stefan Brandt’s business in Quito, Ecuador, is fully incorporated into his mother’s company, M.E. Brandt (Marie Elise Brandt), based in Hamburg, Germany. The company is now a fully-integrated branch of M.E. Brandt, Germany. Almost all production steps are fully integrated. The company sets new standards of social responsibility in Ecuador and in response, the Ecuadorian government releases the company from paying import taxes and duties on any imported raw materials. This special status is given to only two of the approximately two thousand manufacturers in Ecuador.
In 2008 the brand “Elbkind” is registered in October 2008. The label represents a premium collection of luxurious sneakers, messenger bags and belts made from ecological fish leather and recycled sail cloth. ELBKIND HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL LTD. in Hong Kong becomes the exclusive distributor of the label ELBKIND and direct-contact for the collection.
Our maxim was, is and will be: How can we realize the most perfect - not necessarily the most economic – item possible? It is this simple modus operandi that provides us the scope to explore beyond common sense to realize the very summit of quality. The result is a maximum performance and uniqueness in materials, craftsmanship, products and design, that continue to set new bench marks.