True passion is essential to making great shoes. From design to production and retail, we apply the utmost attention to detail. ECCO builds its success on uncompromising quality, innovative technology and design. Throughout our history, our philosophy has been to make shoes that are shaped to fit the foot, not the other way around. This is who we are.
OUR VISION IS TO BE THE LEADING PREMIUM BRAND FOR SHOES AND LEATHER GOODS
We care about creating and maintaining strong, positive relationships with our colleagues, our partners, our customers and the societies in which we live and work with respect for diversity.
Our work is based on quality craftsmanship, and we challenge convention in our strive for uniqueness.
AMBITION WITHOUT COMPROMISE
The family decided to give up the security of a regular job, sell their home and move to Bredebro on the west coast of Denmark, just north of the German border. Karl and Birte Toosbuy and their 5-year-old daughter, Hanni, rented a small house and took over an empty factory built by the local community to help create jobs in what was a predominantly agricultural town.
FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO THE BREAKTHROUGH
The first real breakthrough came in the late 1970s when ECCO’s designer Ejnar Truelsen created the “JOKE”. This was followed by a series of other revolutionary shoes, some of which are still in production today. Karl Toosbuy bought his first direct injection machine to apply high-tech production technology to the business. So confident was he in the machine that he bought a second one before the results from the first had materialised.
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