Our History

Thygesen Textile Group was formed in 1991 by the merger of three local, family-owned companies. But the story of Thygesen Textile Group and the Thygesen family is rooted way further back in time…

In 1931, the Thygesen family changed profession from agriculture to manufacturing children’s and women’s underwear. The company grew steadily through the years and became a leading textile manufacturer, delivering its goods to the world market under the name Thygesen Textile Solution.

The company is currently named Thygesen Textile Group. It consists of eight subsidiaries including a Vietnamese manufacturing company and a share in the global German company, Müller Textil GmbH, which manufactures e.g. spacer fabrics for the automotive industry.

We design, manufacture, and sell textile products through the companies EASE.DK, The Headwear Company, SUSTINANDFRIENDS, Innflow, GOYOGI, and Online Textile Solutions. We employ more than 1,400 people in Denmark, Vietnam, Germany, Slovakia, Turkey, USA, Mexico, China, Korea, and Japan.

In 1931, the family started manufacturing underwear on the farm depicted above. Things have now come full circle, as the farm is once again the central office of the company and several of its subsidiaries.

1931

It all began…

It all began…

In 1931, the story began at Suderbækgård, where agriculture turned into textile manufacturing.

1959

Foundation of Tricotagegården

Foundation of Tricotagegården

The family establishes Tricotagegården.

1967

Niels Laurits Thygesen Returns

Niels Laurits Thygesen Returns

The son Niels Laurits Thygesen returns from abroad and joins the company.

1971

Tytex

Tytex

Tytex is established by Niels Laurits, Eskild, and Niels B. Thygesen. Eskild Thygesen is appointed CEO.

1983

Fascia Is Established

Tricotagegården is renamed Fascia.

1991

Thygesen Textile Group Is Founded

Thygesen Textile Group is established by the merger of the companies S. Thygesen, Fascia, and Tytex.

1995

Acquisition of Femilet

Thygesen Textile Group takes over the company Femilet.

1997

Axcel Becomes a Shareholder

Private equity investor Axcel acquires 50% of the shares of Thygesen Textile Group.

2000

Müller Textil GmbH

Müller Textil GmbH

Thygesen Textile Group acquires 50% of the shares of German textile giant Müller Textil GmbH.

2002

Chinese Knitting Factory

Thygesen Textile Group establishes a knitting factory in China.

2004

Vietnamese Knitting Factory

Vietnamese Knitting Factory

A knitting factory is established in Vietnam. It is renamed Thygesen Textile Vietnam in 2009.

2006

EASE.DK

EASE.DK

Thygesen Textile Group establishes the company EASE.DK.

2006

Sale of Tytex

Thygesen Textile Group sells Tytex.

2006

Changes in Shareholders

Axcel and other shareholders are bought out, and all shares of Thygesen Textile Group are now owned by brothers Niels Laurits, Eskild, and Søren Thygesen.

2008

Single Shareholder

Eskild Thygesen takes over all shares of Thygesen Textile Group.

2010

Sale of Femilet

Femilet is sold to Chantelle.

2012

The Headwear Company

The Headwear Company

Christine Headwear is acquired by Tytex and renamed The Headwear Company.

2014

Innflow

Innflow

Innflow is established in collaboration with partners Eva Lauridsen and Henrik Fugl.

2017

Vietnamese Sewing Factory

Vietnamese Sewing Factory

A sewing factory is established in Vietnam.

2019

Generational Handover

Thygesen Textile Group executes a generational handover, whereby the third generation of family members become equal shareholders.

2020

Back to the Family Farm

Back to the Family Farm

Thygesen Textile Group relocates to the family farm, Suderbækgård, where it all began.

2021

GOYOGI

GOYOGI

Thygesen Textile Group acquires a majority of shares of the company GOYOGI. Jannie Kongsfelt and Bent Bruun continue as co-owners.

2021

SUSTINANDFRIENDS

SUSTINANDFRIENDS

The distribution company SUSTINANDFRIENDS is established in collaboration with partner Sanne Enevoldsen.

2021

Online Textile Solutions

Online Textile Solutions

Online Textile Solutions is established in collaboration with partner Niklas Linnebjerg.

Anniversary Film

Click on the image to get an insight into our company and its history through the new 90-year anniversary film.

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