For over 130 years, HANRO has crafted the world’s finest lingerie, nightwear and loungewear. Ever since its foundation in 1884 in Switzerland, HANRO has stood for understated luxury, natural elegance, and high-end garments which are pure pleasure to wear. Decades of tradition combined with technical innovations and contemporary design are what make HANRO such a distinctive brand. Our products employ premium natural fabrics, state-of-the-art knitting technologies, and detail-loving design. The end result is intimate apparel that is incredibly luxurious, unbelievably comfortable, and amazingly long-lasting, serving sophisticated women and men all over the world. Quality that you can feel on skin!
Our definition of style? A simple elegance that comes totally natural. ‘Understated Luxury’ is the essence of our philosophy. Less, but only the best – that is what characterizes HANRO as a brand. This vision of quality can be found in every detail: the best materials, the perfection of the designs, the exquisite finishing, the elegance achieved by pure aesthetics. We believe true luxury is what makes you feel completely at ease in your skin. This is what makes HANRO so unique and contemporary – for more than 130 years.
HANRO stands for passion for the product and precision in each step. Our products are marked by excellence of quality, extremely skilled craftsmanship and a loving eye to detail. Our designs embody elegance and aesthetics in every fiber. Using the very latest technology (such as seamless and hem-less knitting or soft mercerization), top quality fabrics from carefully selected premium natural fibers are processed and combined with exclusive French lace or Swiss embroidery to create unique garments of inimitable quality.
In 1884 Albert Handschin founds a knitwear factory in Liestal, Switzerland. His vision: Lingerie of natural fibers, soft and comfortable to wear, for the elegant, modern woman of the times. In 1913, the trademark HANRO is registered - composed of the name of Albert HANdschin and of his business partner Carl ROnus.
From the very outset, HANRO focuses on its patented circular-knitting technology, producing light, waist-accentuating “Spencer” tops and bodysuits of finest wool and silk. Originally, their function is to warm the body. Over time, they develop into fashionable and seductive items of lingerie.
In the 1950s and 1960s, elegant nightgowns and robes establish HANRO’s reputation among the upper-class society. HANRO’s collections are a reflection of Hollywood glamour. Seductive, body-accentuating lace lingerie celebrates the newly discovered femininity. Just one example is Marilyn Monroe who wore HANRO undergarments in the famous scene in “The seven year itch”.
The 1970s saw the trend of raschel lace and new color schemes, and HANRO’s creative designs of raschel tricot rise to the top of the lingerie industry. In 1980s and 1990s, HANRO leads the way towards a new puristic sense of aesthetics and wellness, by launching tops from finest mercerized cotton. The Cotton Seamless Spaghetti Top, also worn by Nicole Kidman in “Eyes Wide Shut” becomes the new bestseller.
During the last decade, the modern HANRO loungewear collections increasingly reflect the casual trend of the new century. Casual outerwear shirts and dresses playfully link outerwear and underwear in a fashionable manner.
In 2014, HANRO celebrated its 130th anniversary.
In 2016, HANRO was awarded "Designer of the Year 2016" from the world's largest and most important lingerie tradeshow SALON INTERNATIONAL DE LA LINGERIE in Paris among 500 brands.