Behind the Brand: Werner Christ
Founded in 1954 in Germany, Werner Christ designs high quality leather and lambskin products for the modern man’s needs. With a commitment to sustainability, the family run business produces its pieces in company owned factories to ensure adherence to the highest level of standards. Utilizing exceptional raw materials that are produced in-house, Werner Christ delivers a final product with artisan quality. Luxurious, comfortable, and lightweight - the most impeccable description of all Werner Christ pieces.
Tanneries are essential to quality leather making, however the process is very water intensive and harmful to the planet. Werner Christ has challenged these practices with a commitment to completely switch to renewable resources. Following these initiatives, the brand built a solar energy plant which saved 20% of energy utilized in their factories. Werner Christ took its commitment to sustainability further by utilizing a high speed chipping machine to optimize the combustion process, in turn saving energy. With these innovations, the brand will have renewable energy for the next 50 years, translating to no CO2 emissions for the same time period. As testament to its ethical practices, since 1997 the brand has received the seal of approval from the Test and Research Institute Reutlingen.
This season the brand will be highlighting two pieces that elevate the new collection, a bomber jacket and suede coat. The bomber blouson jacket is made from the finest lambskin with high quality knitted welts at the waist and cuffs. The bomber is designed with a practical collar with contrasting colors that can be worn stood up or turned down, to add an edge to the modern man’s look. The suede coat features supple leather in a light shade with a semi-fitted silhouette and oversized buttons to ensure warmth and style.
Werner Christ will be featured in the exclusive neighborhood of The Foundry. This curated section of PROJECT presents a sampling of highly elevated men’s apparel, purposeful objects, grooming products and contemporary goods. Revolving around the concept of form and function, The Foundry is the intersection of a utilitarian and truly artistic driven aesthetic.
Register here to attend PROJECT January 21-23 to shop Werner Christ and more of the best brands in the industry.