Shoelaces for 180 years.

To be continued...

Barthels-Feldhoff was established in 1829 as a sewing thread dye shop and yarn twisting mill by the great great grandfather of the present managing partner.
In the middle of the 19th Century, the waxed cotton yarn, also called iron yarn, became our business's most important item. Barthels-Feldhoff decided in 
the 1860's to set up its own weaving mill.
The entry into the production of shoelaces and the associated manufacturing technology developed in the following decade as an essential part of our business's success. Quality, delivery reliability, constant prices and attractive packaging: all this was lacking after the Second World War. 
This encouraged us to improve ourselves and at the same time to give birth to the brands of laces Ringelspitz and Ringpoint. They are now the leaders of the European shoelaces market. The overwhelming importance that shoelaces could take for us as a secondary demand area led us in 1981 to a successful collaboration with Bergal, the second largest brand so far. Since that time, we have also manufactured trademarks for customers across Europe with an increasing success.