Our family-run business was founded in 1947 by the brothers Carl and Alfons Wölte as Erste Emsdettener Frottierweberei C. & A. Wölte. They laid the foundation stone and made their idea of a terry production site in Emsdetten come true. The sons of the founders, Konrad and Erich Wölte, successfully developed the company over decades and geared it permanently to the requirements of constantly changing markets. As one of the last terry weaving mills in Germany, we now produce high-quality terry towels and bathrobes at our fully integrated textile factory in Emsdetten. Sales of the entire product and brand portfolio have taken place since 1992 under Cawö Textil GmbH & Co.KG. Today, the company is in its 3rd generation and managed by Christian Wölte and Daniel Kordts-Wölte.
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In 1947, our family business was founded by Carl und Alfons Wölte under the name of Erste Emsdettener Frottierweberei C.&A. Wölte GmbH & Co. KG.
The first towel …
The company and its workforce are expanding …
… and establishing itself as a trusted manufacturer of high-quality dressing gowns and bathrobes.
Terry towels are getting an important part of the collection.
A now fully integrated production site with weaving preparation, weaving mill, dye works/equipment and sewing line forms the basis for future success.
Since 1970, all our products have been distributed under the brand name “Cawö”.
Ongoing modernisation and investments in new process technology characterises our development to this day. The company has always focussed on the requirements of a constantly changing market
„… and some products turned out to be real classics.” Just like our plain NOBLESSE range.
… or our candy-stripe Lifestyle.
Colour-coordinated Cawö Home bath rugs in various qualities complete the range.
Development and launch of the first body care and room diffuser range with a signature fragrance.
Expansion of the bathrobe collection to include sporty home styles.
Cawö Cuisine – Launch of the first collection with kitchen terry and half-linen tea towels.
An exciting journey to become a brand that is now focussed on trends and lifestyle.
Quality right from the beginning.