Launched in 1982, Stone Island has always been about creating an innovative top line in sportswear, with specific attention paid to the function of the garments.
The brand owes it’s continued success to research and innovation both in the construction and details of finished garments (check out Stone Island jackets) and in exclusive materials developed through collaboration with select fabric producers. The amazing fabric discoveries and developments are used by the designer Paul Harvey to create key pieces for Stone Island that become true collectors items. Make sure you check out our Stone Island sale.
Concentration on the functionality of garments (including Stone Island jumpers and Stone Island coats) resulting from a detailed study of military and workwear, together with their advanced colour laboratory and fabric research premises, make Sportswear Company a uniquely experimental company and has led to Stone Island clothing becoming a label which is recognised worldwide to be on the cutting edge of performance designed clothing.
Stone Island owes its continuous success to research and innovation both in the construction and details of the finished garments and in exclusive materials developed through a tight co-operation with a few fabric producers.
Listed below are a few examples of such research and world-wide exclusive fabrics:
- Waterproof rubberised, military cotton satin (Raso Gommato)
- Nylam (waterproof, run-proof nylon jersey laminated to semi-stretch nylon webbing)
- Monobava II (4 ply water resistant shell, inner lay is mono filament nylon net with a polyurethane coating on both sides)
Sportswear Company has always been investing in technology and research. It’s experimental dyeing and printing facility has been conceived since the beginning to research all the possibilities of high quality garment dyeing in order to achieve, through this technique, unique colourings (up to 6 colours on one single garment) and finishes.
A specific research on function and use in clothing has investigated more than 40,000 pieces of garments coming from the military and work wear.
These capabilities make Sportswear Company a unique ‘Laboratory Company’ and Stone Island a label which is recognised world-wide to be on the cutting edge of performing, designed clothing.