Brand story: ECCO
ECCO was founded in 1963 by Birte and Karl Toosbuy. Trained as a shoemaker, Karl Toosbuy had a dream to own a shoe factory and run his own business. Therefore, the family decided to give up the security of regular jobs, sell their home, and move to Bredebro in southwest Denmark – just north of the German border.
OUR VISION IS TO BE THE LEADING PREMIUM BRAND FOR SHOES AND LEATHER GOODS
At ECCO, we are guided by respect for our heritage, our call for innovation, our quest for excellence, our dedication to care, and our passion.
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 as we strive for uniqueness.
Innovation is a cornerstone in ECCO. We are constantly seeking to disrupt and provide improvements for the footwear and leather industry. To us, innovation is all about defining new standards, and we acknowledge that we cannot lean back and build the future on experience alone. At ECCO, we never cease to question the things we do.
ECCO’s workforce is diverse, covering several generations and a multitude of nationalities. Being different together, while maintaining a rigorous focus on craftsmanship and quality, is key to driving innovation.