Bleed Clothing is brand born in the heart of Upper Franconia, Germany in the textile-weaving town of Helmbrechts, where the company remains rooted today. The label was founded in 2008 by local skateboarder Michael Spitzbarth who had worked for various clothing companies after finishing his studies in Textile Design. During this time, he gained insight into the ways of the textile industry, which made it clear to him that something had to change. Nature had already bled enough and it had to stop. With this thought, both the name and the brand were born. From the very beginning, Bleed has always been in search of plant-based and repurposed materials to use in unconventional ways to make their innovative and functional products. With a passion for nature, Bleed uses sustainable textiles, including organic cotton, hemp, and cork, along with recycled textiles such as Econyl, to make their line of superb quality clothes and accessories. Bleed's motto is "ECO, FAIR, YEAH!"