We are a German family-owned business with production facilities in Germany, Uruguay and on the Philippines and worldwide distribution through the specialist shops for the particular product line. We have been making high-quality leather and lambskin products for over 50 years now and since the beginning of the 90s we have also been putting our many years of expertise to use in the medical lambskins product range.
Our own tannery is one of the most modern in the world and provides us with ideal conditions for treating the lambskin in its raw state using a special process. We source only the very best raw materials for our range of products – all of which we manufacture on our own premises – and we guarantee a consistently high level of quality. Over the past years our tannery has received several awards from environmental organisations for its environmentally compatible production methods and its exemplary working conditions. We have been certified by the Leather Institute of the tanners’ school in Reutlingen since as long ago as 1997 and our products bear the seal of approval “Manufactured using environmentally compatible methods and tested for harmful substances”.
Our company’s development
1954 The company is founded in Gondershausen, Germany.
We produce ladies and mens leather and lambskin garments.
1982 Our own ready-to-wear clothing factory is established in Montevideo, Uruguay.
1987 Our own tannery opens in San Jose, Uruguay.
1994 The product range “medically tanned lambskins” is launched.
1995 A ready-to-wear clothing factory is set up on the Philippines.
1997 CHRIST is awarded the Seal of Approval of Reutlingen’s Testing and Research Institute, which certifies that all the CHRIST medically tanned lambskins are manufactured using environmentally compatible methods and tested for harmful substances.
2004 CHRIST celebrates its 50th anniversary
2005 The CHRIST Fashion Store opens in Wiesbaden
2007 The CHRIST Fashion Store opens in Bonn
2008 The CHRIST Fashion Store opens in Berlin
2008 The CHRIST Web shop Lammfelle.de opens
2010 The CHRIST Fashion Store opens in Koblenz
2011 The CHRIST Fashion Store opens in Saarbrücken
2012 The CHRIST Fashion Stores open in Hannover and Leipzig