sustainable coziness since 1856 ™
6th generation family run, thies 1856 ® and its beloved iconic squirrel ™ represent the original eco, fair, innovative footwear brand.
Ecological Spirit & Nature
As a family company and brand, thies ® has been producing since 1856 in the 6th generation
high-quality footwear and stands for sustainable thinking, acting, designing and to produce.
We use nature and an environmentally friendly lift style as inspiration for the collections. fur
different collection themes we use new, innovative materials.
thies 1856 ® pays particular attention to different material concepts and fair, local production.
We use fabrics from post-consumer PET bottles, non-food upcycled corn,
Various models are made of GOTS® – certified organic cotton, as well as recycled
cotton or recycled polyester.
For our innovative milk felt material, fibers were obtained from excess milk and mixed with wool
combined. This resulted in the felt for our simple slippers.
Many styles are 100% vegan [ Peta ® approved ]
There is also the higly innovative t1856 ® line which shows and develops groundbreaking avantgarde slippers and disruptive designs.
thies | Deutsche Schuhmacher in der 6ten Generation seit 1856
1856 the company „Ferdinand Fischer“ was founded with offices/factories in Germany’s region “Sachsen” by
Ferdinand Fischer (Master of Hat-Manufacturing) born in 1831. Starting with the production of felt material the factory quickly turned into a vibrant and creative shoe manufacturer.
1945 the company is lost without any remuneration to the Eastern-German government after world war II
1947 new start by Ingeborg Thies a born Fischer
1949 the company “Ferdinand Fischer KG” is re-launched in Schneverdingen, Northern Germany by Horst Fischer
1949 the company “Thies-Fischer KG” is founded
1984 the company “K&T Handels- und Unternehmensberatung GmbH” is founded in the fifth generation after Ferdinand Fischer by Ulrike Kotjan and Ursula & Matthias Thies
2006 family Thies-Fischer is celebrating 150 years developing and supplying shoes, materials and accessoires
Das Design Team und die Familie Thies wurden bereits mit vielen internationalen Auszeichnungen und Preisen geehrt. Hier einige Beispiele:
The Design Team and the Thies Family have been honoured with various awards and international Design Prizes. Here some examples: