“Our Story”

“Developing the perfect yarn”

We have been focusing mainly on one subject for generations.

Founded in 1866, by two brothers setting out to produce yarns not mass produced as they were commonly known, but yarns that imbue any textile with this idea in mind, and knowing that the properties of all woven or knitted textiles are significantly affected by the design of the yarns used in their production, the brothers set up a spinning plant in a rural valley in Switzerland which, from the beginning, supplied its creations to the luxury end of the textile market – which is what Spoerry became known for throughout the world.

After 150 years in the business developing and refining its manufacturing processes throughout, Spoerry 1866 stands for the same high-quality standards customers have become used to – from product development through to production and worldwide distribution.

The design and properties of our yarns are not only determined by the company’s many years of experience in spinning processes but also by its systematic focus on Innovation, Sustainability and Quality.


Now in its fifth-generation family owned business, we are proud to be based in the town where the company was founded – Flums, Switzerland.

“Rare and Precious – Our raw materials”


We source our own raw materials throughout the world and continue to maintain our own plantation in the Caribbean. Only the best of the best cotton fibers is cultivated here which we carefully selected and are strictly limited in quantity.

“We simply select the right raw material in the first place”

Rather than using inferior raw materials and ‘improving’ them chemically in production – as is common practice in the industry – we have a different approach. Our aim is to retain the natural character of our raw materials in the yarns and the textiles produced from them.

This means that the special properties of our yarns depend to a large extent on our ability to select the right raw materials and to blend these in our in-house production to form a harmonious and balanced product. For this reason, we devote the greatest possible attention to this process.

In this way, innovative textile solutions are created which can be modified for a wide range of applications from fine shirts and blouses, silken-soft underwear, the finest possible knitted creations, or luxurious bed linens often have one thing in common: yarns from Spoerry 1866.

Carefully selected raw materials and the latest technologically innovative spinning processes form the basis for our high-quality yarns.


“Created In Switzerland”

The exclusive specialty yarns produced by Spoerry 1866 are all characterised by their outstanding properties and represent top Swiss quality, backed up by our many years of experience and systematic quality control of all steps in the production process – from the cultivation of the raw material on different continents through to the delivery of the finished yarn.

“We produce bespoke yarn designs for our customers”

Even very unusual customer requests can be accommodated in our development process including specific material compositions.

When it is needed in production, the raw cotton material can be blended with other luxury fibres, such as Vicuña, Cashmere, Silk or Wool.

Ultimately it is the wishes of our customers and their hunch for the trends in the textile market that determine the desired result. Thanks to this cooperation, extraordinary yarns are created that continue to provide the creators of high-quality textiles with new and interesting possibilities.