“Developing The Perfect Yarn”: We Have Been Focusing Mainly on One Subject for Generations.
Founded in 1866 by two brothers, who set out to create unique yarns – not mass-produced, run-of-the-mill yarns, but yarns that would imbue any textile with a specific idea, or soul. Knowing that the properties of all woven or knitted textiles are significantly affected by the design of the yarns used in producing them, the brothers erected a spinning plant in a rural Swiss valley which, from the very start, has supplied its creations to the luxury segment of the textile market. And this is how Spoerry has made a name for itself throughout the world.
Beginning of spinning luxury yarns in Flums, Switzerland, using only the finest raw materials such as Sea Island cotton and Egyptian cotton.
Specialisation in the production of fine yarns in order to satisfy the market demand for voile and embroidery fabrics. The spinning capacity increased to 100,000 spindles.
Opening of housing units for the employees, including a kindergarten and washhouse.
Mill is converted from hydropower to self-produced hydroelectric power. The electricity works grows over the years to become the largest privately owned hydropower stations.
By now the largest mill in Switzerland and specialised in fine count yarns up to Nm 400. Over 500 employees.
1939 – 1945
Because of a shortage in the supply of cotton, production switches to spinning viscose yarns.
Entry in the Guinness Book of Records for spinning the world’s finest cotton yarn: Nm500.
Together with Rieter machine works, develops and introduces the first compact spinning frame, making Spoerry the first mill able to offer compact cotton yarns.
Develops and introduces cotton yarns with a fine metal core. Used for producing Swiss Shield anti-microwave fabrics.
Introduces the world’s finest elastic cotton core yarn, Nm 240.
Maintains own Sea Island crop plantation in Jamaica. Growing, classing and ginning is all done under the control of Spoerry, which finances the operation and is responsible for not only the quality, but also for fair payment of the farmers.
Introduces combed intimate blends based on fine cottons using the best natural materials, such as Cashmere white for white, Vicuna, Silk Omai A1, combed linen, fine Merino or Baby Alpaca.
Spoerry 1866 focuses on “niche” yarn designs with a new “boutique” spinnery in the picturesque Swiss village of Linthal and a sales & design office in Flums.
Introduces first collection of dyed yarns for knitting with stock service.