history

1952-1959
Engelbert E. Stieger, a Swiss, worked in the textile industry in the USA

1962
Engelbert founded the Stieger company in Switzerland.

’70 / ’80
The Engelbert E. Stieger company grew very fast, becoming key supplier of many world leading textile companies all over the world.

1982
Purchase of the SIAG Heimtextilien.

1982
Sears Roebuck & Company product development award for outstanding product development.

1985/’86
Engelbert E. Stieger started collecting vintage Ferraris. The world-famous Ferrari collection is open for public upon request.

1994
Purchase of the Kopp AG, dyeing and finishing producer.

1998
Patrick Stieger, Engelbert’s elder son, founded the thesign, to be a high-end luxury brand with the highest standards serving other discriminating brands of quality all over the world.

1999
Engelbert Stieger handed over the management of the Stieger Group to his sons, the second generation, Patrick and Christoph Stieger.

2012
thesign started its own label, serving markets through their exclusive partners worldwide.

2017
Swiss based thesign becomes its own company. Patrick Stieger is its driving force.