About us


Fortschritt-Berlin - We make the patterns.


Mankind became human, once he started to make everyday products more beautiful by using patterns.


Fortschritt-Berlin, that is fashion designer Christiane Grafe and graphic designer Robert Löffler.

Our trademark is our strong design patterns.


We take pride in the rigorous selection of our design patterns. Different times and ages and cultures inspire us from

which on we adapt, change and modernise or we create new designs, which integrate harmoniously into the traditional

design lines.

We also get inspiration from old Maori patterns, structural elements from both Orient and Occident, from Japanese

Kimonos as well as from previous periods such as Bauhaus or constructivism.


Only such patterns are included into our collection that are strong enough to fill a larger space without the aid of

additional patterns. Thus we create strong designs for grown-ups with no frills.


We translate classics into contemporary modern design and thereby create timeless pieces.


We make no compromise when choosing our materials and use only high quality  natural yarns that has been

OekoTex100 Standard or GOTS certified.

The same high standard is used when choosing our manufacturers, which have to deliver high quality products while

being based in Germany. Since our first Collection 2008 we have been collaborating successfully with the knitting mill

Strickerei Peterseim from Mühlhausen/Thuringia (Germany).