ECCO was founded in 1963 by Birte and Karl Toosbuy. Trained as a shoemaker, Karl Toosbuy had a dream to own a shoe factory and run his own business. Therefore, the family decided to give up the security of regular jobs, sell their home, and move to Bredebro in southwest Denmark – just north of the German border.
ECCO’s workforce is diverse, covering several generations and a multitude of nationalities.
Being different together, while maintaining a rigorous focus on craftsmanship and quality, is key to driving innovation.
True passion is essential to making great shoes.