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KNITTING IS OUR ORIGIN
Our origins are in the knitwear sector. Even today, knitting is not only one of our absolute core competences, but knitting is still our great passion. In addition to our knitwear highlights, brilliant colours and unusual patterns are typical for Marc Cain. Our knitwear highlights show our quality competence and are manufactured at our company headquarters in Bodelshausen.
"After graduation, I went to Italy to learn from Italian fashion companies. There, I had only one goal: to build my own fashion brand. In the beginning, I worked insanely hard, because I desperately wanted to succeed. When the second Collection really hit, I knew I had it made."


Helmut Schlotterer, Chairman of the Management Board, Founder and Owner

1973
First successes

Our Marc Cain success story began in 1973 in the Italian town of Carpi. The small town in the Emilia-Romagna region was known at the time mainly for excellent knitwear. In Carpi, a self-made atmosphere reigned, because in small workshops and ateliers, international fashion was created, which found favour not only in Europe, but all over the world. It was in this inspiring place that Helmut Schlotterer realised his visions and founded his own fashion knitwear brand –
Marc Cain.

1976
Back home

In 1976, his father's knitwear factory in the Swabian town of Bodelshausen was going from bad to worse, so Helmut Schlotterer decided to leave Italy and return home. Supporting his father was important to him, so from then on the factory was filled with orders for Marc Cain. This approach quickly proved successful and the company became successful.
1983-1988
Marc Cain men’s fashion

The excursion into men's fashion was only brief: from 1983 to 1988, men's Collections were also produced alongside the women's Collections.
But it soon became clear that men's enthusiasm for fashion could not compete with that of women.
1999
Marc Cain Sports

In 1999 the sublabel Marc Cain
Sports was developed. Other labels were
added over time: Marc Cain
Essentials, Marc Cain Additions and
Marc Cain Bags & Shoes.
Today
Marc Cain City

Today we continue to work
diligently on our success story: At
the Bodelshausen site, the
company sews, prints, knits
over three shifts and almost built: In addition
to the futuristic main building,
an outlet and a new logistics
building with an automated
warehouse have been built.
Work should be fun

During our breaks we relax in the extensive company garden that features two lakes. And in summer and at Christmas, all employees celebrate an atmospheric party together.

Work should be fun and deliver success - this attitude not only determines the Marc Cain working environment, but is lived by the Marc Cain Family - every day anew.