In 1965 the Benetton, three brothers and a sister, opened their first store in Belluno and three years after in Paris. The company's core business consists of clothing brands United Colors of Benetton and Sisley. Benetton was an iconic brand in the 1980s and 1990s United Colors of Benetton is a clothing brand renowned worldwide for its colors, knitwear expertise and social commitment. A blend of Italian style and global research, UCB collections present on trend, quality outfits, in the respect of the environment and with the goal of creating a brighter future for all humans. Benetton's remarkable success story starts way back in 1965 at Castrette in the Province of Treviso. The firm gradually began gaining larger and larger shares of the market in the knitwear sector thanks to its highly original ideas and strategies. Instead of using coloured yarn, for instance, plain wool was employed and the finished knit-wear items were then dyed according to fashion trends, thus permitting to quickly replenish retail outlet assortments. The first trade-mark was designed by Franco Giacometti in 1971. It was a clever rendition of the texture of a special fabric called "folpetto" or "polipetto" ("octopussy") for the local dialect, with original lettering. In 2012, Benetton Group was delisted from the stock exchange and is now a fully owned subsidiary of the Benetton family company Edizione holding. ... As of 2020, United Colors of Benetton has 1,500 employees and uses 25,000 workers through subcontractors. Benetton Group has been ranked by Greenpeace as one of the world's most sustainable companies, thanks to its global commitment to protecting the environment, product safety, and transparency of supply chain information. Today Benetton Group is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in the most imortant markets in the world with a network of about 5,000 stores.
Brunello Cucinelli was born into a peasant family in Castel Rigone, a 15th century little hamlet nearby Perugia, in 1953. He was blessed from the very beginning with an innovative, intuition: coloured cashmere knitwear for women. The market, above all the German-speaking one, showed a huge interest and appreciation for this unprecedented proposition, and this allowed my company to quickly emerge. All that followed is a success story that in 2012 prompted me to list my company on the Milan Stock Exchange. It was an unforgettable and exciting success. Almost drawing inspiration from the romantic hero by Antoine de Saint- Éxupery, the Little Prince, he presented his proposals without focusing on economic figures or formulas, but talking about people, the dignity of work, the ancient heritage, the ideals. Today the history of cashmere passes through the workshops in Solomeo, where since 1978 Brunello Cucinelli’s intuition has bestowed upon this yarn a new appeal and modern colours. "Today, the Brunello Cucinelli company identifies its truest meaning and aesthetic research in manual work and craftsmanship. These are the most authentic expressions of people’s humanity and creativity, and they are essential to us. Italian manual skills and craftsmanship shine through in the beauty of our products, in our heritage, in our identity." For these purposes, the School of Arts and Crafts was established in the hamlet of Solomeo, a place whose aim is to rediscover and enhance old crafts, passing them down through generations.
Fashion designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born on May 11, 1932, in Voghera, Lombardy, Italy. He began working in the fashion industry at a young age, apprenticing under local designers, including his aunt Rosa. His formal training took place in Paris, at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino got his professional start as an apprentice, working in the salons of Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche. Valentino left Paris in 1959 to open a fashion house in Rome. He modelled his business on the grand houses he had seen in Paris. In his early shows, Valentino quickly gained recognition for his red dresses, in a shade that became widely known as "Valentino red." In 1960, Valentino met Giancarlo Giammetti in Rome. Giammetti, an architecture student, quickly became Valentino's partner, both professionally and romantically. Together, the pair developed Valentino SpA into an internationally recognized brand. Valentino's international debut took place in 1962, at the Pitti Palace in Florence. The show cemented the designer's reputation and attracted the attention of socialites and aristocratic women from around the world. Within a few years, Valentino's designs were considered the pinnacle of Italian couture. In 1967, he received the prestigious Neiman Marcus Fashion Award. His client list included the Begum Aga Khan, Queen Paola of Belgium and movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. Among Valentino's most prominent clients was Jacqueline Kennedy. Kennedy developed an interest in the designer's work after admiring friends in several Valentino ensembles. In 1964, Kennedy ordered six dresses in black and white, which she wore during the year following the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy. She would remain a friend and a client from that point on, linking the Valentino name to her own iconic status in the fashion world. Valentino also designed the dress that Kennedy wore when she wed Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968. While maintaining strong ties to Florence and Rome, Valentino spent much of the 1970s in New York. In addition to his friendship with Kennedy, he became close friends with artists such as Andy Warhol. Over the course of his career, Valentino's primary lines have been Valentino, Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and R.E.D. Valentino. In 1998, Garavani and Giammetti sold the brand to Gianni Agnelli for $300 million, after which it was sold again, this time to the Marzotto Group, at a loss. After Garavani’s retirement in 2007, the brand set up various memorial exhibits, including a virtual museum displaying his seminal works and a couture exhibit in London’s Somerset House. To this day, Garavani’s legacy lives on through his brand, by now a well-known international luxury brand, and through the media pieces done on his life, most notably "The Last Emperor," a popular documentary about his career. He has been honoured by the French Legion of Honour and has multiple other civic and design-related awards.
Peacock's Penny Bazaars established 1884... Albert Frank Peacock founded the company in Warrington, Cheshire in 1884; a true Victorian Penny Bazaar selling anything and everything. His founding principle of value helped Peacocks develop a successful business that continued to grow throughout the twentieth century. In 1940, Albert's son, Harold, moved the business to its current home in Cardiff. Growing into clothes... During the following years, Peacocks continued to establish itself as a value-for-money retailer. From the mid 1990s onward, Peacocks experienced significant development and growth and a greater emphasis on fashion, which helped to propel the brand to even greater success in today's market.
Hawthorn is one of the UK’s leading clothing manufacturers, at the forefront of concept design, prototype innovation and full scale production; producing and distributing clothing of the highest quality to small and medium-sized fashion brands. From our central London headquarters, we are perfectly positioned to stay on top of the latest trends in the ever-changing world of fashion. We work closely with you to help convey these trends in your clothing collections. We have strategically placed manufacturing facilities across the globe, which gives us the capability to be able to produce items at both low quantities and bulk alike. As a result of constant innovation, Hawthorn is proud to offer industry leading minimum order quantities for the production of custom clothing. Regardless of order quantity, Hawthorn are clothes manufacturers committed to providing exceptional products which meet the high expectations of our customers.
Since 2010, from a barn in the countryside, a small dedicated group of people (by which we mean ourselves) have scoured the British fashion world, gathering the very best pieces by emerging designers of all ages and made them available to lucky, lucky you. A global destination store focusing entirely upon the best and brightest of our homegrown fashion designers. A world stage where our most talented young people can strut their immensely wonderful stuff. New designers can sometimes find themselves stocked by amazing retailers from the likes of Topshop to the formidable Matches Fashion, Net-a-Porter, Selfridges and a smattering of gorgeous boutiques the land over. But there was no single retailer purely representing designers based here in the United Kingdom. Until YBD. There is just something about being a young British designer. It's about pushing boundaries, breaking rules that really shouldn't be broken, risking everything in pursuit of your dreams. It's about creating brands that aren't homogenous, that do not appeal to everyone but are deeply meaningful to those they do resonate with. It's because our young designers are so world leading, so wholly passionate and dedicated to the cause that we are delighted to dedicate ourselves to them. Some are names you may have heard of, some will be outrageously brand new to the world. All of them have created the most uniquely designed collections. Discover them first. Right here.
Ala e Davide, siamo noi la cordata di Shirin Persia, compagni nella vita e uniti in questo progetto fatto di amore, passione e rispetto per "il popolo dello zafferano". Shirin Persia non siamo solo noi: ne fanno parte anche le piccole-grandi realtà locali italiane con le quali si stanno condividendo progetti e valori. Siamo aperti a collaborazioni con produttori alimentari italiani che intendano utilizzare lo zafferano di Qa’en per impreziosire prodotti di qualità e condividere con noi sogni, valori, etica e solidarietà. Ma i veri protagonisti sono loro, i produttori dell'oro rosso di Qa'en. Il cuore della produzione mondiale dello zafferano si localizza in Iran, in particolare nella regione del Khorasan. All’interno della regione del Khorasan le produzioni in assoluto di migliore qualità di zafferano si concentrano attorno alla località di Qa’en o Qayen. Shirin Persia nasce da una mia idea, sono una ragazza iraniana, vivo in Italia, e ho deciso di trasformare in una piccola iniziativa imprenditoriale un sogno nato dalla mia tesi di laurea in ingegneria gestionale in Italia. Far conoscere ed importare qui uno dei migliori zafferani al mondo: sicuramente il più ricco di storia, quello della mia terra natale, l'Iran, e insieme ad esso... le storie di chi lo coltiva. Durante i miei studi ho potuto approfondire la realtà del mercato internazionale dello zafferano e conoscere personalmente chi lo coltiva con sacrificio nella regione del Khorasan. È nato così questo progetto che ha obbiettivi molto chiari: promuovere e vendere zafferano purissimo e della migliore qualità dalla località di Qa’en in Iran. creare una filiera corta e fare conoscere ai clienti le storie dei produttori iraniani, garantendo loro un giusto prezzo di vendita e progetti che possano aiutare lo sviluppo sostenibile della loro attività - creare sempre una maggiore conoscenza e cultura dello zafferano nei consumatori, è proprio grazie alla cultura e alla conoscenza del prodotto che si prevengono le frodi e lo sfruttamento dei produttori. promuovere il turismo responsabile e sostenibile nelle aree di produzione dello zafferano, con l'obiettivo di creare un filo diretto tra i produttori ed i consumatori fatto di conoscenza e fiducia reciproca. promuovere lo sviluppo dell'artigianato di alta qualità locale legato al mondo dello zafferano iraniano.
SubStitch is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of custom-made, branded, technical performance sports apparel across all sporting disciplines including Athletics, Rugby, Soccer, Netball, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Cricket, CrossFit, Cycling, Fishing, Frisbee, Ice Hockey, Mixed Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Motocross, Paintball as well as Fitness Apparel such as T-Shirts, Vests, Leggings, Hoodies and Shorts. At SubStitch we understand the importance of high-quality, durable, comfortable and great-looking sports apparel for athletes who not only compete at the highest level, but also for the weekend warrior or corporate team that wants to look the part. We provide all our customers with the same professional yet personal service, no matter the size of the order. We produce garments used by local sporting clubs, motor-sports teams and schools. The manufacturing techniques used by us enable you to have unlimited options in respect of design and colours. Our designers can assist with artwork and the design is scaled to suit the size. Our services include the conceptualisation, design, layout and manufacturing of apparel. We use the latest method of dye sublimation printing, but also offer silk screen printing, video flex heat transfer and embroidery. At SubStitch we take pride in only using the highest quality inks and fabrics, coupled with our skilled CMT team, to deliver a high-end retail quality product second to none! Our mission at SubStitch is to be the most reliable sportswear manufacturer, without compromising quality, price or service. This is something that we work towards every single day through a relentless pursuit of innovation, customer service and social impact.
TIME Clothing is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a broad spectrum of clothing incorporating Corporate wear, Leisurewear, Golf Shirts, Workwear, Securitywear, Schoolwear and Sportswear. Our brand names include Jefferson Collection, FLYA Sportswear & SchoolZONE. For all of your clothing requirements, whether in-house or customised garments, TIME Clothing is your ‘one-stop shop’. In 1994 TIME Clothing was established as a family business in the former Ciskei with a staff complement of 90. Based in the Eastern Cape settlement of Mdantsane outside of the city of East London, the company employs over 500 staff members, the majority of which are women. This is a boom for the area, where the unemployment rate is over 40%. Although the basic façade of the company has changed somewhat since inception, one aspect that has remained steadfast is our original quest of supplying “the best possible garment at the lowest possible price”. This was our mission 18 years ago and still holds true today. Our latest very exciting addition is FLYA Sportswear, a subsidiary of TIME Clothing, which offers affordable team sportswear for all ages in all sporting disciplines. Our range is so extensive that it warrants its own website. Being a truly South African company, we are proud to say that we manufacture each and every garment locally at our manufacturing plant in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape.
Woolworths South Africa is a leading sub-Saharan African retailer offering a range of primarily private label products. Woolworths SA offers a wide range of quality clothing, general merchandise and food products with a focus on innovation, value, and sustainability. Woolworths Financial Services, a joint venture between Woolworths South Africa and Barclays Bank, provides Woolworths customers with focused financial products and services. As at June 2020, Woolworths SA had 731 store locations throughout South Africa and 11 other African countries, as well as strong online presence. It employs more than 32 000 people and has 3.2 million active members of its WRewards loyalty programme.
Sunspel is a British heritage brand with a contemporary approach. We have been handcrafting garments in the UK for over 160 years, building a global reputation for uncompromising quality, timeless design and luxury fabrics. We create clothes that will last and we use natural, organic and recyclable materials whenever we can. We have a strong sense of tradition, history and craft, but we do not rely on the past. We use it to shape the future. Sunspel makes beautiful, everyday clothing that forms the foundation of the modern luxury wardrobe. We believe in making clothes with care. We care about where we source our materials from, the people we work with, and the quality of everything we do. Sunspel produced the world’s first luxury T-shirts in the late nineteenth century and introduced the boxer short to the UK in 1947, making British design history. Our unique Riviera polo shirt provided the look for Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale. Our other icon products include the men’s loopback sweatshirt and boxer short.
Mamnick is the road that leaves Hope valley and ascends Mam Tor, deep within the splendor of the Peak District. 'The Peaks' is one of the most picturesque locations in Britain. Mamnick is a brand inspired by this scenery, which is on the door-step of where our manufacturing takes place. From day one I have been passionate about our manufacturing process and I am proud to say that the majority of the Mamnick inventory is manufactured in South Yorkshire. I tip my hat to my Grandad Eric Barnett every time I work with steel. He was a man who spent his entire working life within the famous Sheffield steel industry and lived only six miles away from the factory in the mining town of Rotherham, with his wife of 70 years, Emily Barnett. Many of our products are made by people only a stone's throw away from the road that my Grandad and I grew-up on. A family community where every weave and stitch has a story. It's this family of people, with their craft and workmanship, that make us who we are. It's nice to work so closely with manufactures that share the same feelings towards Britain's manufacturing heritage, and I'm grateful to them - if they weren't willing to help, then Mamnick would be little more than a logo in my head.
Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. It was established in 1942. In 1948 the UK's first charity shop was opened. In 2011 Oxfam was chosen as the Charity of the Year for the Virgin London Marathon. More than 350 runners join our team and raise thousands of pounds for Oxfam projects around the globe. Today, 23,000 amazing volunteers run 650 shops nationwide. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.
They’re his FIELDS of interest, his FIELDS of experience, his FIELDS of flow. We believe the modern man is proud to be multifaceted, knowing that an identity is the sum of its components. As a contemporary menswear clothing brand, FIELDS explores these facets grouping them as: Soul, encompassing contemplation, purity, connection and integrity; Art, including impactful work, creativity and leadership and; Outdoor, the tactile, the environment, physicality and nature play. Our approach is to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. Business decisions are made with a long term view. Garments are crafted using natural fibres sourced and made throughout Southern Africa. Our twill and herringbone fabrics have been custom developed and woven to our specifications. Through FIELDS we showcase the quality our yarn and factory partners bring in their manufacturing. Seasonally, we collaborate with two African artists. By exhibiting their works in an unexpected way, we enable wearers to express themselves; ultimately being able to live their lives in the art they so appreciate. Founded on these three principles in 2018 by Mikael Hanan.
The Young Designers Emporium (YDE) is at the forefront of identifying and supporting local fashion talent in South Africa. YDE exists to showcase the creative talent of up-and-coming clothing, footwear and accessory designers in South Africa. We provide emerging designers with an established platform where they can exhibit and sell their bespoke merchandise. Our clothing and accessory ranges and brands are original, sexy and expressive, and cater to a fresh and trendy customer-base who has a keen eye on local and international fashion trends.
In 1864 J Hepworth & Son, Gentleman’s Tailors is established in Leeds, England. Then in 1981 Hepworth buys the chain of Kendalls rainwear shops to develop a womenswear group of stores called NEXT. The first NEXT womenswear store opened on 12th February 1982 which grew to 71 stores by the end of July, Next for Men was launched in August and grew to 52 stores by December. Over the years, Next introduced home interiors and children's wear. In 2013 NEXT began trades online in more than 70 countries worldwide. Our NEXT Platform draws on all our assets – stores, warehouses, delivery networks, systems, marketing, credit facilities – to create a powerful aggregation business selling hundreds of third-party clothing and home brands alongside our own NEXT merchandise. In the UK, the scale of our Online business, supported by our store network and strong relationships with partner brands, enables NEXT to offer a broad product range to satisfy consumer demand for choice.
Inspiring an outdoor lifestyle is at the heart of everything we do. We’re here for those adventurous moments, and our philosophy is simple; we design and manufacture functional products that are made to last. Our fabrics have been tried, tested and carefully considered to serve the function that they are designed for. Each and every garment is designed and hand-made in Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa. We are Dirt Road Outfitters and we hope you will follow us on our journey. Our luggage is locally manufactured in Kwazulu-Natal, from 100% cotton canvas, genuine leather, and antique brass trims. At Dirt Road we’ve put together a collection of products which we believe will meet your every need whilst enjoying the outdoors.
Wear South African (WearSA) is a movement driven through the collective vision of a local network of honest, passionate South African fashion industry activists striving to make a difference through design, manufacturing and retail in the Clothing & Textile Industry. The key stakeholder is the Southern African Clothing & Textiles Workers Union (SACTWU). Our purpose is to grow and sustain the local manufacturing sector by creating a sustainable design model that supports ethical sourcing. We aim to empower local creative talent that have the vision and commitment to develop authentic South African fashion brands as a real competitive alternative to our international counterparts. WearSA currently trades under the Blue Collar White Collar, Magents, B.ZAR, Democracy of Denim, 1994 and Relabelled brands throughout its 19 independent, stand-alone stores across South Africa. By successfully achieving our expansion goals over the next 3 years, WearSA will create additional employment for more than 500 South Africans whilst assisting in sustaining thousands of others. The business priority has never been focused on bottom line profits, however WearSA’s commercial success story is merely the by-product of a strong commitment to achieving our purpose. WearSA celebrates the visionaries, the movers and shakers; the industry stalwarts, the hard workers and toilers, the pattern-makers, the supervisors, the machinist, the delivery truck drivers, the designers, the textile weavers, the shop assistants, and the customers. We are you, and our simple mission is to unite and empower all the people who aspire to design a better South Africa.
Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes, and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.
Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio
Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/