your ideas are our passion

Functional solutions with a high level of quality.

Inspiration and guidance out of the ordinary. Also when things have come to a head.

Everything gathered in one place in which you will find everything you need to realize your design ideas. This will save you time, money and unnecessary concerns while maximizing your earnings potential.

Together, we will create the foundations for your success in the fashion and textile industry. All over the world – right where you need us.

Our knowledge of fashion and textile accessories as well as of the production conditions in the industry is exceptional, and we gladly share it with you.

We are ready to help – in close collaboration with the most skillful of international manufacturers of accessories, interlinings, zip fasteners, buttons, labels, sewing threads and much more.

For this reason, you can always rest assured, you will receive competent guidance across products, partners and countries. We will help you reach your goals – from idea to finished product.

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let’s have

Come visit us and have a cup of coffee in Birkegårdsvej.

We are eager to learn what is important to you and how we can support your business the best.

Read below about the benefits you will gain from engaging in a partnership with us and and our extensive network of manufacturers and suppliers:

  • Release of ressources to focus on what creates value
  • Time for creativity – we will take care of the practicalities
  • Accessories from leading suppliers
  • Guidance, counselling and inspiration – strong experience and insight within the field of sewing accessories
  • Sustainable solutions, documentation, certifications and traceability.
  • Profitable knowledge of products and production conditions
  • Product handling and local delivery – also for global production
  • Education and training in products and machines
  • High level of security – when it comes to agreements and co-operation as well as products

Expect a lot from us and our partners. We are looking forward to making a difference.

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our experience is your advantage

Andersen & Stender was founded in 1939 in the street of Classensgade in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark by wholesalers Ib Andersen and Hugo Stender. They sold buttons for men’s ready-made clothing.

In 1956, they bought ‘Johan Lavendt’ in the city of Herning, Denmark, whereby the product range was extended to also including other kinds of accessories for the fashion and textile industry. The textile industry powered ahead in the areas around the cities of Herning and Ikast in the 1960s. That being so, the owners decided to merge the two businesses in a newly-built headquarters building in the street of Birkegårdsvej 5, Herning in 1969. The address of Andersen & Stender still remains the same.

Anker Jensen, an employee who relocated from Copenhagen, later bought the company which is now owned and run by his son, Jacob Ryssel.

Today, Andersen & Stender is represented throughout Scandinavia and offer a wide range of accessory items. Most of our business partners are global meaning the same item can be delivered on several continents.

The largest partners are Prym Fashion and Freudenberg. The latter of which is the world’s biggest manufacturer of interlinings and offer the best possibilities of the industry through their ‘International Sales and Costumer Relationship’ program.