1884 Albert Handschin founds a knitwear factory in Liestal, Switzerland. His vision: Lingerie of natural fibers, soft and comfortable to wear – for the elegant, modern woman of the times. In 1913, the trademark HANRO is registered. It is composed of the name of Albert HANdschin and that of his business partner Carl ROnus.
The name HANRO is synonymous with the very finest lingerie. Innovative knitting technology leads to the introduction of Cotton Sensation in 2007: ultra-light cotton in the finest available gauge worldwide.