Founded in 1991 in Italy by eight entrepreneurial embroiderers, The Rilievi Group is a craft company that applies innovation, technology and skill to produce hand-made pieces for Haute Couture houses.
Artisan skills and a conscious approach to the ethical and environmental impacts of textile manufacturing has been a part of Rilievi’s story since their inception 25 years ago. Rilievi opened in Bologna in 1991, founded by eight embroiderers who attended a master with Mrs. Giovanna Barattozzi, member of one of the most important beaders families in italy. Rilievi is today a multi-national embroidery company, with iconic maisons such as Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani as clients. With offices in Bologna, New York and Mumbai, their embroidery adorns A-list celebrities on the red carpets, exclusive high-fashion Editorial shoots and in the latest luxury collections, tightly sewn on and customized to each client’s needs. Sales and support offices in the fashion capitals of the world allow a direct relationship with all global clients, making the triangle between production, operation and clients closer than ever.
The core of Rilievi is ensuring all their workers are treated fairly and with equal gender rights, with women encompassing 68% of the group’s staff and 63% of women holding positions in management. Rilievi was one of the first Italian luxury companies to hold an SA8000:2014 certifcation, complying and holding this highly regulated accreditation protecting worker’s rights.
Rilievi’s ethos is about leaving a positive impact on future generations, which is explained in their commitment to not using harsh chemicals nor fur in their manufacturing process.
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