Founded in 1916, GESAMTMASCHE, the Confederation of the German Knitting Industry, is Germany’s leading trade association in the field of knitted fashion, bodywear and technical knits.

About us

Founded 1916, GESAMTMASCHE – the Confederation of the German Knitting Industry – is Germany’s leading trade association representing German producers of knitted fashion, bodywear and knitted fabrics for fashion and technical applications. German knitwear and lingerie brands are worldwide successful.

German knits have always been more than just fashion: They incorporate social trends, technical innovations, new materials and fashion culture. Unique design, the use of superior yarns and state-of-the-art technology form the basis of their international success.

More than 250 companies belong to the sector which stands for 7.8 bln Euros of exports per year.

Knits from Germany. Textiles for a better life.

Ulmer Str. 300
70327 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 711 50528410
Fax: +49 711 50528414

Products & Services

GESAMTMASCHE supports its members and renders advice in four main areas:

  1. International trade & supply chains

  2. Economic law

  3. Textile technology

  4. Sustainable & Circular Economy

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