This Is Our Story
50 Years ago, Textile Engineer Egino Hartmann had an Idea:
He used a regular woven bottom sheet, spread it out on the floor, folded over the edges and secured the outlines with numerous simple sewing pins. Then he took scissors, cut off the excess thereby creating the trapezoid flaps which are the basis for the side pockets of sheets. And, voilà, the rudimentary origin for a True Fitted Sheet was born.
Later, elastic rubber bands were sewn in to make the bottom edges stretchable, however, the first true success of the Fitted Sheet didn't arrive until the 1970's with the introduction of the "Frottee (Terry Cloth) Fitted Sheets", a huge hit in the bedding industry for at least the subsequent two decades.
Nowadays, though, the greatest application for the "fitted" tailoring method comes in connection with elastic knitted fabrics like the ones our Jersey Knit sheets are made from.
And so, today, our EGINO® Jersey Knit fitted sheets, invented by Egino, are still the best and continue to be the quality standard to beat. (See our Testimonials page.
The "Glass Palace", part of an enormous former textile plant in Augsburg. This is where Egino's craft started in 1954.
Don't Be Afraid to Call Us.
We emphasize our commitment to specialty retailers and private customers. Thus, we are enrolled in a continuous feedback loop about our sheets' quality, durability and customer satisfaction.
This allows us to stand behind every purchase and ultimately leads to great and cordial relationships with our customers - a stark contrast to the anonymity of big department store business. Contact Us.
With over 63 years experience in the textile industry, Dipl.Ing. Egino Hartmann has been tirelessly listening to retailers' and consumers' demands for innovations. His bright new ideas and intelligent design concepts have led to countless manufacturing innovations and subsequent product developments.
Family-Owned and Family-Run since 1978
Established in 1978, Egino Hartmann Import - Export - Wholesale in Augsburg, Germany, have been supplying luxury bed-linen, including our luxurious Jersey Knit sheets, to high-end retail stores in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. Egino International®, parent of EGINO Home Textile Solutions®, was created in 2005 as an U.S. offspring to focus on selling the finest elastic fitted Jersey Knit sheets within the United States and Canada.
Over the decades, the EGINO® brand with its super-elastic Jersey Knit sheets has become a renowned name for exceptional quality in the Home Textile industry and is represented yearly at the world's biggest Home Textile fair, the "Heimtextil" in Frankfurt.
The Campus Muenchberg, a historical center of the textile and clothing industry since the early 1800's and once Germany's premier Engineering University for Textile Manufacturing, Chemistry and Design - Now part of University of Applied Sciences Hof.
Our Philosophy Is Simple: We Are Textile Engineers!
We are not just sellers, we are professionals! Ask us anything, we know what we do and what we are talking about. We love to answer all your questions and inquiries personally and in detail.
Both alumni from the University of Applied Sciences in Muenchberg, Germany, Egino Hartmann holds a German Engineering degree (Dipl.Ing.) in Textile Engineering and a BS degree in General Business. His son, Thomas Hartmann, holds a German Engineering degree (Dipl.Ing.) in Textile Chemistry/Finishing and a BS degree in Bio-Chemistry and Engineering.
Our philosophy is focused on surprising customers with quality standards, knowledge, competence and personal customer service they have never experienced before.
Images Of Our Factory Manufacturing Process In Germany.
From yarn-spools in brilliant colors and custom-tailoring to the finished, unpackaged Jersey Knit Stretch sheets.