The word PEQNE [pekne] means nice/lovely in our Slovak language.
We make high-quality and minimalist tights for your little ones: no prints or pictures, no fashion trends. Only timeless designs and a comfortable feel of the fabric on your child's soft skin. Each PEQNE product is created by true European artisans in our own factory in Slovakia - a former country of Czechoslovakia, where this craft was born over 100 years ago.
These tights have been a part of my early years and the childhood of millions of children in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria and Poland. They have witnessed innocent shenanigans, outdoor adventures, and cosy fireplace evenings with books and stories. Tights that turned into treasured memories for generations.
Unfortunately, over the years, this craft slowly faded away. Only a few European factories are left that produce these traditional tights for kids today.
Our story begins in 2022 when PEQNE was born. Back then, our factory used to be our supplier. Established in 1993, it employed one of the most skilled artisans in central Europe - people who cherished their work and handcrafted products for children all around Europe.
In recent years, their business has encountered existential challenges. Only five of the original sixty employees remained at the end of 2022. Manufacturing had ceased, and the remaining artisans were on the verge of departure.
Despite the challenges, we wanted to keep the production running. On the one hand, your response to PEQNE products left us delighted. In the first six months alone, we shipped almost 20 000 tights to your little ones. This was much more than we ever hoped for and made our work feel meaningful.
On the other hand, we were witnessing yet another factory and a precious tradition vanish. Highly talented people who would find it very difficult to find a similar job today. Alongside the factory, a piece of European heritage and true craftsmanship would disappear.
We decided to purchase the factory at the beginning of 2023 to preserve the tradition and prevent talented individuals from losing their jobs. Since then, we have been pleased to have rehired a few more artisans who worked here earlier.
It is about delivering the best products for your children. Our goal is to protect and amplify this craft for future generations — so that one day your children's children can also enjoy the comfort and practicality of these traditional European tights.