The Company

company's founder, Carl Schinle, manufacturer and traderIn 1866 Carl Schinle, manufacturer and trader of ornamental trimmings, founded the company in Schramberg which has been in the family without interruption for 140 years.

Through his contacts in the jewelry capital of Pforzheim, Carl Schinle recognised the great demand in the jewelry sector for professionally crafted thread for the production of chokers and necklaces. Carl Schinle met this ever-growing demand for fine-spun natural silk under the GRIFFIN trademark and rapidly established himself as the leading manufacturer of silk thread. The griffin, taken from the crest of his home town Schramberg, became the seal of quality for beading thread made of pure silk.

Today, high-quality and extremely strong high-tech fibers as well as fine-spun and refined metal wires form an important part of the product range offered by our company. The classical silk thread originating from the best production sites in the world retains its special status as a precious natural product with unequalled properties.

Today, GRIFFIN Bead Cord is sold worldwide. The traditional product range has been extended more and more over the years. A big selection of clasps, endings, findings, tools and other accessories for the creation of jewelry has been added. The current product range is designed equally for professional designers and jewelers and for countless people around the world who like to create, repair and manufacture individual pieces of jewelry for their own use.

Bead Cord Machine

So that everything runs silky smooth, GRIFFIN offers everything from a single source. Maintaining the highest standards of quality is just as important as constantly striving for innovation. The technological development of the company's machinery and efficient methods of production have always been the basis for the famous high product quality of GRIFFIN.

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