With roots dating back to the 1250’s, and officially founded in 1811, RHANDERS is the finest and longest standing glove-maker in the world.
While the name of the company has changed slightly with each generation, the phenomenon “Randers Handsker” has been everlasting - documented in official government letters during the Middle Ages and in prestigious work such a Nobel Prize winning novel “Lykke-Per”.
The company has delivered gloves and leather goods to royal families since its inception. Princess Dagmar even continued purchasing Randers gloves after she became Zarina of Russia. The French Queen Marie Antoinette allegedly requested gloves from Randers because of the way they made her hands feel soft and smooth, but also because of the recognisable aroma. This aroma originated from the Kalmus flower, brought to Gudenåen in Randers by monks, and was used in the tanning process.
Today, the company continues the proud purveyorship to Her Royal Highness Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary, as well as, the entire royal family. Equally, Randers Handsker continues to design and craft gloves for the Royal Navy, the SWAT team, the police and the Queen’s Guard. Carrying more than 300 designs in the standard assortment, the exquisite products are sold across speciality stores in Scandinavia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, UK and Japan.
The company has been in the hands of just four families since 1811, while the most recent family has run the company for three generations, still actively bringing their world-renown expertise to each and every product. Today, a new family is commencing the next step in the company's history – bringing the trusted brand to the next generations and introducing the beautiful products to a new discerning and contemporary consumer with the premium line, RHANDERS.