Simply cult - since 1906!
With the establishment of our own weaving manufactory, we are committed to the great textile tradition in Toggenburg. Since April 2018, rigotex has been producing and selling not only the KULTSCHTOFF brand but also MEYER-MAYOR products, thus securing the future of this traditional Swiss brand. Read more in our Media release.
KULT-TÜECHLI – «Made im Toggenburg»
The trigger for the development of the KULTSCHTOFF line was the takeover of Kult-Tüechli by rigotex ag - «swiss house of textiles». The classic kitchen towel was in danger of coming to an abrupt end after the closure of the former production plant.
Since April 2013, the cult kitchen towels have again been manufactured by rigotex in Switzerland and form the core of KULTSCHTOFF.
2016 - Opening of the weaving manufactory in Bütschwil
Since March 2016 many of our KULTSCHTOFF articles are not only «Swiss Made» anymore, but even «Toggenburg Made» again. With the establishment of our own weaving manufactory «WEBSCHTOFF» we reflect on the great textile tradition in Toggenburg. About 25 years after the closure of the textile production in Bütschwil, weaving machines finally rattle again in the production halls in the Soorpark in Bütschwil and we produce our popular tableware and kitchen towels again in Toggenburg.
2018 - rigotex secures «Swiss Made» for MEYER-MAYOR
On 1 April 2018, rigotex ag - swiss house of textiles took over the operative business of MEYER-MAYOR. This enabled us to supplement our range with classic designs and expand our high half-linen qualities. At the same time, our takeover ensured that these well-known products would continue to be produced in Switzerland.
MEYER-MAYOR Tradition since 1830
The Meyer family had been associated with the textile trade for generations. Around 1830 Josef Meyer ran a handloom in Triengen in the canton of Lucerne and employed up to 80 workers. A descendant started a cloth trade in 1842 in Dagmersellen, his son Eduard Meyer-Braun (1850-1913) took over a hand weaving mill in Zofingen and built a mechanical weaving mill in flour sacks near Reiden around the turn of the century, which burned down completely in 1928.
His son Eduard Meyer-Mayor (1886-1964) moved to the flourishing «textile canton» of St. Gallen. In Neu St.Johann im Toggenburg, supported by his father-in-law Paul Louis Mayor, a parish priest in Cully VD, he took over the business of the brothers Emil and Gustav Gnipper, which was founded in 1857 as a yarn dyeing factory and later converted into a colour weaving mill. From 1942 to 1987 the brothers Eduard jun. and André Meyer-Fehr managed the weaving mill, from 1988 his son André Meyer managed the company as sole owner. In 2018 rigotex ag took over the trademark rights, warehouse and machinery and secured Swiss production in Bütschwil.