The corset factory ESCORA was founded in August 1862 by master blacksmith Elias Schmidt in Coburg, Germany who at that time was creating designs for the courts in the area. Thanks to his commitment and inventiveness, the company gained a good reputation in just a short time and soon counted numerous new models among its range which proved to be very popular with the ladies.
In 1934, Elias Schmidt's grandson, Gustav Schmidt, was the first person to invent the shelf bra, which soon after proved to be a highly successful idea. In 1995 , the Austrian fashion entrepreneur Monika Rieker took over the ESCORA company, and together with her daughter Birgit Rieker , she expanded the range to add luxurious, erotic and attractive lingerie and positioned the company on the international market.
Today, women all over the world enjoy the range's pleasant wearing comfort and are inspired by its luxurious and erotic design.