Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wilh. Wülfing products get OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Wilh. Wülfing products get OEKO-TEX Standard 100

28
Dec '11
Wülfing GmbH & Co.KG have been successful for 125 years - and have always kept pace with the times. Wülfing is one of the first companies in Germany to have had its products certified under the OEKOTEX Standard 100 continuously since 1993 and to still have valid certificates for all its articles today.

Specialists in extra-wide products

Domestic textiles made by this family-run company in Borken have become wellestablished in Germany and elsewhere under the brand name "Dormisette". Especially in the USA and other countries where consumers like their bed linen to be over-sized, the brushed cotton and flannelette fabrics from Wülfing are extremely popular.

The company made the decision quite early on to switch its production to extra-large sizes in order to boost its export business. Today, after several years of change, exports account for about 30% of sales - thanks to new products, new markets and above all new customers.

Johannes Dowe, one of the Managing Directors at Wülfing, declares: "Our greatest strength is that we can handle all production stages, from the preliminary weaving work to the finished packaging, really flexibly in finished widths up to over three metres.

Our Sanforized plant, where a special finishing technique is used to prevent subsequent shrinkage of the textiles due to moisture, heat or pressure, is the only one in Germany with a working width of 3.40 metres." That makes Wülfing one of the fully integrated manufacturers which have been able to establish themselves in Germany thanks to having the necessary expertise and experience.

125 years of textile experience
The colonial merchant Wilhelm Wülfing founded his textile company of the same name in 1885 in Borken, Münsterländ, and during the 1950s it was to become Germany's leading manufacturer of muslin nappies, under the brand name "Wundex". However, by the start of the 1970s, the overwhelming success of disposable nappies meant that traditional cloth nappies were becoming a niche product.

The brand-name "Dormisette" had already been registered in 1968 for sheets and bed-linen and so the two managing directors of the time, Gerd and Wilm Wülfing, decided to change the focus of their production to brushed bed-linen. They made a massive investment in new buildings and machinery, so that they could convert entirely to extra-wide products.

Over the next few years, the "Dormisette" brand was successfully launched internationally as well. In order to be able to meet demand as cost-effectively as possible in future, in 2002 a subsidiary company was set up in the Czech Republic as an additional manufacturing site.

Healthy product portfolio
Today, the product range comprises far more than sheets and bed-linen: the "Dormisette Protect & Care" range that was brought out in 2006 includes, in addition to standard bed covers, incontinence sheets and protective anti-dust mite covers. With its "Dormisette Baby Care" concept that was introduced at the same time, Wülfing offers a complete range of baby articles.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 5th Aug 2021

US manufacturing activity grows in Jul; textile mills report fall: ISM

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector grew in July, with...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 5th Aug 2021

UK inflation to hit 3.9% in early 2022, 2% in 2023, predicts NIESR

UK consumer price inflation will reach 3.9 per cent early next year,...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 5th Aug 2021

Prime Content| Why China's share in global apparel exports will drop this year?

China's share in the global apparel exports market went down from...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Uniform designing is a numbers game

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Strongly believe in 'people first' policy.

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

It manufactures and retails menswear garments in India under the brand...

Nantas Montonati,

Nantas Montonati

The Riri Group is a one-stop supplier of metal accessories for the luxury...

Aashumi Mahajan,

Aashumi Mahajan

Luxe Maison is a premiere haute couture e-boutique established after 2015. ...

Shaan Sethi, Jaanuu

Shaan Sethi
Jaanuu

Jaanuu, a vertically integrated e-commerce company, has reimagined the...

Daniel Roxbury, University of Rhode Island

Daniel Roxbury
University of Rhode Island

Assistant professor Daniel Roxbury and former URI graduate student...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, serves hundreds of ...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha &amp; Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah &amp; Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search