16 December 2020
The knitting factory Helmut Peterseim in Mühlhausen turned
30 on December 14th. We warmly congratulate on the company anniversary! Industrial production of textiles and clothing is still an exception in Germany today. And the knitting
factory in Thuringia is such an exception. Shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Helmut Peterseim founded Peterseim Strickwaren GmbH. It was time to
take advantage of new opportunities and turn a vision into a company. Over the years, the knitting manufacturer had to adapt its structures and products, be open to new possibilities, demonstrate
a willingness to innovation and show readiness for change. With this, Helmut Peterseim managed to defy all adversities in the textile sector. Before he retired, in 2017 he handed the company over
to a group of shareholders who also represent his views of tradition, value and innovation. High-quality production of knitwear in Germany as sustainable action in the time of the new economy.
Together with their loyal employees, they pursue their motivation "presence consists in niches and intrinsic value" and this motivation is what makes the company so successful.
30 years of knitting from Germany - that deserves a big applause. Congratulations!
Here you can read how the company Peterseim Strickwaren GmbH looks back on a successful existence with a lot of creativity and perseverance and what drives it further on.
9 December 2020
Shortly after the new year 2020 started, the virus pandemic Covid-19 spread across the world. The pandemic has a huge impact on all areas of our lives. The fashion industry in particular had to
react quickly in order to hold the existing supply chain framework together. We are now in the last month of 2020. The corona pandemic still has the world under control, but we are slowly
learning to deal with it, to continue to operate creatively and to defy the situation through value in material and quality in production.
We asked our two business partners, the Peterseim knitting mill in Mühlhausen and the Woolyarns spinning mill in New Zealand, about their summary of the effects of the corona pandemic. Despite all the difficulties, we stick together and look forward to the new year 2021!
13 November 2020
In Sweden, more and more people are interested in ecologically and fairly produced fashion. According to the "Target Market Analysis Green Shopping in Sweden" by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the purchase decision for many Swedes does not only depend on the design, but the factors quality and sustainability also play a major role.
We took part in a digital business trip to Sweden from 10.11.20 to 12.11.20 as part of the BMWi market development program. Together with other fashion brands from the sustainable sector, the current trends and developments in the Swedish fashion industry were discussed and contacts to retailers were established.
With a click on the picture you get to the promotional video of our brand's digital trip to Sweden from the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
9 September 2020
We are celebrating a year of GRÜNER KNOPF together with Brigitte magazine and congratulate all pioneers who have worked with great commitment for this governmental seal and have now been able to carry this certificate since 09.09.2019.
For us, sustainability begins with the design and that includes sustainable favorite items for on the way, such as our shrug combined with a Grüner Knopf T-shirt.
15 September 2019
We are one of the first 27 companies to be awarded the Grüner Knopf Certificate by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on September 9th. Just in time for the introduction of the state's Grüner Knopf seal, we are launching our third label - pos.sei.mo organic clothing. Women's and men's T-shirts made from soft organic cotton are the first products to be allowed to bear the Grüner Knopf seal. With the additional IVN Best and GOTS certifications, our textiles meet the requirements of the govermental seal. The raw material cotton is obtained in organic agriculture from natural seeds, without artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The processing and manufacture of the cotton is carried out according to the ecological and sustainable guidelines of IVN Best and GOTS. The Grüner Knopf seal makes it easier for consumers to find their way around textiles that are produced in a socially and ecologically sustainable manner.
1 March 2019
The Green Product Award has been honoring innovative and sustainable design products since 2013, creating a public platform for international students, designers, agencies and manufacturers. This year the Green Product Award is represented at the special Green Campus area at the International Crafts Fair Munich (IHM). As a nominated company with the Green Product Award 2018 from the fashion sector, we should of course not be missing. You can find us from 03/13/19 to 03/17/19 on the IHM Green Campus, the largest green market area in Europe.
Green Campus at the International Crafts Fair Munich (IHM)
Hall B2 / 02G
22 February 2019
What is pilling? We speak of pilling when small fibers loosen from the wool due to friction while wearing an item of clothing and form pebbles. What about pilling with our products? We wanted to know and sent knitting samples to a laboratory. With the Martindale method, our two yarn blends were tested according to the pilling behavior DIN EN ISO 12945-2. The knitting samples were subjected to a mechanical friction of 1000 turns against each other. Our yarn mix of merino, possum fibre and silk achieved only a slight and isolated pod formation on the wool material with this high number of tours. The cashmere-possum fibre-silk mixture showed no change with the same number of tours. The very positive result is due to the possum fibre. This component in our mixture ensures that the nodule formation remains in the range of the natural low-pilling effect. This means that our knitwear will retain its place in the wardrobe of every wool lover for a long time.
Martindale Pilling Test Procedure
28 January 2019
Do you want to know how the cuddly soft knit came to Germany and who are the creative minds at pos.sei.mo? You can read about it in this year's first edition of 360 Degrees New Zealand.
pos.sei.mo introduces itself.
21 January 2019
Introduced predators such as rats, ermines and possums have long threatened the vegetation and wildlife in New Zealand. With 'Predator Free 2050', the government-supported program, new research approaches and technologies are to be developed. With the help of this program and the existing methods, native species protection is to be sustainably protected and freed from predators.
Nature conservation plays just as important a role in our company as the fair production of textiles. With the use of possum hair in our yarn we would like to draw attention to the threatened habitat of plants and animals in this fascinating country.
The article was made available to us with the kind support of 360 Grad New Zealand (1/2019).
Would you like to learn more about New Zealand? Then please click here.
2 January 2019
Last year we launched the Summit by pos.sei.mo label with four knitting models made from the yarn mixture cashmere, possum fibre and silk. A new mix of materials that is characterized by pure lightness and extreme softness. Not only did our customers like it, we also had fun experimenting with the innovative yarn mix in the knitting design. We are delighted to start the new year 2019 with the pos.sei.mo New Zealand Knitwear label, with the first Summit collection made of cashmere, possum fibre and silk. The highlights of the Summit by pos.sei.mo collection are contrasting motifs and sleeveless knitwear.
15 June 2018
pos.sei.mo has applied for the Green Product Award - an international competition for innovative and sustainable products. The innovation of the two yarn blends and their sustainable production and the production of our knitwear convinced in the first step. We were thus included in the Green Product Selection and nominated for the Green Product Award 2018.
After slow food comes slow fashion!
Green Product Award Selection 2018
29 March 2018
Spring is in the starting blocks. The icy temperatures are over, the snow begins to melt and lures the first buds on the branches. With the warm rays of the sun, the flowers show their delicate colors and leave behind the monochrome winter landscape. For our new fashion label Summit by pos.sei.mo, we were inspired by the delicate colors of spring. In the cool silver color and the pastel bloom we are starting the spring with a new yarn mix. The fine cashmere-possum-silk mix makes the knit even softer and light as a feather. What is so special about this spring companion? Find it out in the current magazine of natural nature.
Here you come to natürlich natur
13 December 2017
Last week, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Thuringia. Despite a tight schedule, he did not miss a visit to the Strickerei Peterseim in Mühlhausen, to convince himself of the high quality of the manufactured knitwear. And as some already know, pos.sei.mo is a real "Made in Germany" product, which is knitted by our partner Peterseim.
13 October 2017
On October 5th we were visited by the local press, the Weserkurier, the Osterholzer Kreisblatt, the Osterholzer Anzeiger and the Hammereport. Marianne Birkenfeld answered the curious questions of the reporters. This has resulted in great newspaper articles about our company.
Here you can find the article of the Weserkurier.
20 September 2017
pos.sei.mo was awarded the Environmental Innovation Prize 2017 of the Sustainable Textile School of Chemnitz. The city, known as a technology hub for textile machinery, hosted the competition for innovative, sustainable and ecologically fair textile products. Among the international applicants, pos∙sei∙mo was able to prevail with his products in the categories "politics", "production fabric" and "supply chain" and was awarded the second prize.
15 August 2017
LifeVERDE, an internet portal dedicated to the "green lifestyle", interviewed Marianne Birkenfeld, head of pos.sei.mo, extensively.
Why did New Zealand inspire you so much?
What's special about the world's first eco-fur?
What are you particularly proud of?
Which trends in sustainable fashion do you find particularly exciting?
Read the answer in the interview. Available for download here.
Here you come to lifeVERDE.
15 December 2016
pos.sei.mo, up to now known for cuddly warm Knitwear for the cool season, now offers a super lightweight All Weather Clothing line. We have experimented a lot in knitting and came out with an open, casual and fine knitwear.
The open coarse-knitwear complements our existing designs perfectly for mild summer evenings.
16 February 2016
At the Innatex fair we were surprised: The magazine "natürlich natur" chose one of our pictures for their cover of the current issue. We were very happy about that and also think that it is a perfect choice.
Here you can download the magazine:
1 December 2015
We are pleased to hold our freshly printed brochure for the presentation of the "2016 Collection" in our hands. We could further improve the design and there are new yarn colors in the program. Our models "Nelly and Klaas" present the fine pieces in the friendly autumn light. If you are interested in the brochure, please contact us or download it as pdf in the download area of the website.
pos∙sei∙mo Marianne Birkenfeld, Marktplatz 8, 27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck ∙ Telefon: 04791/9859158 ∙ E-Mail: email@example.com