Franz Falke-Rohen founded the company back in 1895, he started as a knitter and then created his own knitting mill. The company continued to grow and in 1946 the FALKE trademark was created. It was in the leg-wear area. 1958 a hosiery factory was purchased and they added hosiery to the collection, they made the first nylon pantyhose in Germany. Falke is now a successful full-range supplier of functional sportswear.