A company that makes history.

1880 - Valentin Fraas founds the company V. FRAAS in Wüstenselbitz, a small village in Upper Franconia with a long textile tradition, and begins production of scarfs, kerchiefs, shawls and wool blankets.

1894 - Valentin's son Christian Fraas takes over the company reigns. At the turn of the century V. FRAAS employs about 100 workers.

1950-60 - Arthur Fraas, Christian's Son, continues the expansion of the company and builds the first factory building in Wüstenselbitz. The family utilizes the economic miracle of the 50's to forge the first international connections.

1970-80 - In the 70's the production capacity is expanded. In 1980 the leadership of the company is taken over by Dr. Robert Schmidt, Arthur Fraas' son-in-law.

1982 - The company grows further to become an internation manufacturer and supplier of textile accessories. Branch offices are established in New York, Toronto, London and Hong Kong.

1985 - V. FRAAS introduces the brand Cashmink®. This high quality acrylic scarf is so soft that it is often equated to natural cashmere Cashmink® soon becomes the most-sold scarf in the world.

1991-97 - With partners in the Czech Republic and Poland V. FRAAS moves into the important East European market and expands with branch offices in Japan, Korea and Russia.

1997 - V. FRAAS acquires ownership of the well-known company Jammers & Leufgen and thereby expands its product portfolio to include silk scarves and shawls.

2000-03 - A total of seventy V. FRAAS stores are opened in the People's Republic of China and company-owned production facility for knitted accessories is established.

2005 - V. FRAAS celebrates ist 125th anniversary. All at the same time the first "Flagship Store" for accessories is opened in Berlin, the sales office in Shanghai is expanded and the consolidation of a sales network in India is begun.

2006 - With the opening of five stores the brand "FRAAS" is introduced into the German market. The new internet presence www.fraas.com including an online shop goes online.

2010 - Cashmink celebrates 25th anniversary - V. FRAAS 130 years.

2018 - V. FRAAS around the world. The company is present on five continents in 25 countries and employs around 600 workers, half of which in Germany. Two new FRAAS online shops in US and Canada are live.

2019 - present day: "The stuff goes on." V. FRAAS relies on proven Quality Standards and new trends to move towards the future with sustainable manufacturing and fresh ideas.

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Made in Germany
...many of our products bear this label, and they are woven, dyed and finished with commit- ment to the region. Conserving energy and distributed over short distances in Germany.
No company stands for scarves and textile accessories like V. FRAAS. That's why it means a lot to us to manufacture ethically and ecologically.
How to Wear
Here we will show you some options how we at V. FRAAS wear our scarves. Have fun!
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