Closed is a family business. That is not just a fact, but also the brand’s philosophy.
Til Nadler. Gordon Giers. Hans Redlefsen. Three men. One decision: to only work with people they like. This spirit has shaped their philosophy since school. And ensures their clear vision. Back then and today. As business partners. Owners. And friends.
As a team, they’ve established a dynamic vision of the company: To always create sophisticated, high-quality designs. Together with friends. Today and in future.
The idea was simple and smart. Founding Italy’s first denim label. That was it. C’est ça. “ÇA” in short. That is what Marithé and François Girbaud believed in and that is what they chose as the company’s name back then, in 1976. A name that stood for confident sportswear and radical designs.
The approach was great. But trouble came soon: A big textile chain did not receive the name well. And there it was, an objection with file number 11342. So why not just take this number as a name? No sooner said than done.
Two years later, the case was finally “CLOSED”. And that is us, until today. A company that is strongly bound to its heritage and that has been constantly striving for innovation for over 38 years by now. An attitude that motivates Closed to continuously set new standards.
French imagination, Italian craftsmanship and German tradition – these influences are carried on with our products. All over the world. And they shape us. As a company. As a brand. As a family business. To forge new paths, without losing our way. Following an aesthetic, high-quality approach.
At Closed we are loyal – especially when it comes to our manufacturers.
We like to produce our clothing at the source of where the materials originate. Europe is the focus for cotton yarn and fabrics. The best cashmere comes from China and our casual sweatshirts are made in Portugal.
The denin for our jeans is woven, sewn and washed in Italy. Often made by second generation employees. Equality, friendly working conditions and fair wages goes without saying. Just like our designs emerge from a team, our manufacturers are members of the Closed family.
Every single Closed product is made with love and in every detail you can find consciousness for quality. From design until it’s hanging in your closet. This can only be successful if you can rely on one another – simply with friends. Every Closed product is the sum of the people who make it – that is what we stand for at Closed.