Triumph International is a multinational family-owned underwear and lingerie manufacturer founded in 1886 in Heubach, Germany. It expanded into the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and others in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s and early 2000s, Triumph experienced organized protests regarding working conditions in Burma, the Philippines and Thailand. It acquired the HOM brand in 1986 and the Valisère brand in 1990. It also operates the Bee Dees and sloggi brands. The company is one of the largest producers of bras and women's underwear, particularly in Japan and Germany.
Triumph International was founded in 1886 by a merchant, Michael Braun, and a corset-maker, Johann Gottfried Spiesshofer, in a barn in Heubach, Germany. It began with a staff of six people under the name Wirtschaftlicher Verein Spiesshofer & Braun, Familienverein reg. In 1902, the company took on its current name, Triumph, with the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as its namesake and the first Triumph bra was created in ...read more