Our Story –
Made with Passion
We are a family business. That is not just a fact, but also the brand’s philosophy.
Our Owners –
Friends and Partners
Til Nadler. Gordon Giers. Hans Redlefsen. Three men. One decision: to only work with people they like. This spirit has shaped their philosophy since the start. And guarantees their clear vision. Then and now. As business partners. Owners. And friends.
After studying business in London and living together, each initially went his own way. Giers to Florence, Nadler to Milan, Redlefsen to Hamburg. Yet the idea of collaborating someday remained.
Today, they oversee every department at Closed. From design to marketing. From logistics to production and distribution. As a team, they’ve established a dynamic vision of the company: to always create sophisticated, high-quality designs. Together with friends. Now and forever.
Our Roots –
The idea was simple and smart: to launch Italy’s first denim label. That was it. C’est ça. 'ÇA' in short. A fitting name for a brand that was to be a standard bearer for effortless sportswear and radical design. French fashion designers Marithé and François Girbaud established ÇA – now Closed – with absolute confidence. Way back in 1968.
A unique concept. But trouble wasn’t far away. The reason? A large textile chain was not particularly happy with their choice of name. An objection was filed under case number 11342. ÇA had to be renamed. Why not just use this number as the brand name? So they did.
Our Name –
An Unusual Story
Two years later, in 1978, the case was CLOSED. And the name stayed. Since the beginning, Closed has remained a company with strong ties to its heritage. Striving for innovation decade after decade. Always setting new standards. Founded by Marithé and François Girbaud. Sold to Hamburg-based business partners Hans Leplow and Günther Giers at the start of the 1990s. Taken over in 2009 by Gier’s son Gordon and his friends Til Nadler and Hans Redlefsen.
Our Commitment –
Yesterday and Today
French imagination. Italian craftsmanship. German tradition. These influences are carried within our products. All over the world. And they shape us. As a company. As a brand. As a family business. To forge new paths, without losing our way. Always following an aesthetic, high-quality approach.