While our products are crafted by traditional methods by specialist makers, our designs, cuts and use of colour are contemporary. Our style is influenced by our Scandinavian background as well as Italian, American and British style. We prefer to be easy going and casual, not formal, and make clothes people want to wear, rather than clothing meant to adhere to a stiff dress code.
We know all our manufacturers well, visit them regularly and work closely with them. Both to assure the quality of our products, but also to make sure that our products are made in an environment we can be proud of. It's not just the end result that matters - it's also how the end result has been achieved. To find the right manufacturing partners has been one of the most important elements in building Berg & Berg.
A Network of Similar Minds
After over ten years in this business we have developed a network of small, specialist manufacturers crafting our products. We are proud of our small club of like minded people, still making clothing and accessories the traditional way. Because we work directly with manufacturers we have the possibility to offer the highest quality products at a fair price. We are not cheap by any means, but our value chain gives us the opportunity to always offer great value for money.
Naples is Italy's centre of trouser production, from the famous bespoke tailors to the manufacturing of high end ready to wear clothing. Here we found our maker - a traditional manufacturer who focuses solely on fine trousers. Trouser development is complex, and to have an experienced maker working in tandem with the Berg & Berg designers secures a perfect fit.
We are particularly proud of the fact that our jeans are made in Sweden, our home country. Sweden has a great legacy within the textile industry, however, today only a few factories are up and running. The small factory in Gothenburg has only four employees and it requires over four hours to make one pair of jeans. Not more than 15 pairs can be manufactured per day.
Our shirts and shirting fabrics are manufactured close to Porto in northern Portugal. Our partner is a family owned business that has been in operation since 1958. The company spins its own yarns, manufactures its own cotton fabrics and makes high end finished shirts. To work with a vertically integrated and competent partner gives us great flexibility in creating the perfect shirts for our customers.
Knitwear and Polos
In Veneto’s knitwear cluster, we work with a family company that specializes in fine merino, merino/cashmere and cotton knitwear. Here we manufacture our collection of sweaters as well as polos and knitted t-shirts.
Tailoring and Outerwear
Our tailoring and outerwear is made by a team of dedicated tailors in Southern Italy. To create our tailoring and outerwear lines has been our most complex product development task so far - and our creative director worked with the tailors for over a year to secure that all the major and minor details came out the way we wanted.
Ties and Pocket Squares
Where else to go for ties and pocket squares but Como? The picturesque town on the edge of lake Como is Italy's nerve centre for silk productions. Spinning, dyeing and weaving as well as manufacturing accessories and clothing from silk has for hundreds of years been the main business of the city. This is very far from conveyor belt production - many items are sewn by elderly ladies from the area, the only ones who still know how to make a traditional hand rolled edge.
Biella is Italy's centre for woven wool, the home of famous fabric manufacturers like Vitale Barberis Canonico and Loro Piana. In this Piedmontese town we work with a scarf manufacturer who is solely focused on woven scarves, mainly weaving from wool and cashmere yarns.
Berg&Berg socks are made up with the finest natural yarns in Italy, by a maker with long traditions. We offer two classic models, a mid length version with a wide rib and a over the calf version with a slimmer rib.
Cloths & Mills
We take pride in working with the best cloth manufacturers - often with mills that one rarely sees in ready to wear. We develop several of our own cloths and use these in combination with handpicked favorites from the mill's own books.