Forstmann


Forstmann was a maker of woolen yarns and fabrics, but they did not actually produce finished clothing. The company was formed in 1904 by the Forstmann family, German immigrants with a long history of fabric-making. Forstmann products were very high quality, and their label was proudly displayed alongside that of the garment maker’s.

In 1957 the company was purchased by textile giant J.P. Stevens. The company was acquired by a Quebec based company, Victor Woolens, in 1999. Today the company is known as Victor Forstmann.

Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie.com

from an early 1950s dress  - Courtesy of pastperfectvintage.com

from an early 1950s dress Courtesy of pastperfectvintage.com

from a 1950s sweater  - Courtesy of fast_eddies_retro_rags

from a 1950s sweater Courtesy of fast_eddies_retro_rags

from an early 1960s wool coat  - Courtesy of fast_eddies_retro_rags

from an early 1960s wool coat Courtesy of fast_eddies_retro_rags

from a 1960s cashmere sweater  - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from a 1960s cashmere sweater Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from a late 1960s coat - Courtesy of Crystal Dewey

from a late 1960s coat Courtesy of Crystal Dewey

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