Our company was born in November 1973 as ARPEL – ARTIGIANA PELLI, an idea from Giancarlo Rigoni, who was then a designer for Marzotto, along with his wife Silvana Busa and his two in-laws, Nino Carli and Gino Grandotto. They shared love and passion for artisan craftsmanship and were soon able to create products of refined quality.
The 70’s, golden age where fashion played a major role, allowed the expansion of ARPEL making Giancarlo and Silvana’s dream come true. Devoting themselves completely to their company they built a familiar atmosphere with their collaborators and clients offering handmade pieces made with the best materials and giving special attention to style and details.
With the introduction of the family second generation to the company, Stefano in 1983 and Lorenzo in 1989, the parents’ legacy has remained and has been adapting to nowadays trends in a way where tradition and innovation are brought together.
Today, with 40 years of experience behind us, ARPEL has become a privileged reference point for many companies who look for a reliable handmade and high quality production in the leather and shearling garment sector.
The making of a garment starts with a careful research, important step of our production: from the materials to the accessories and the details we then proceed with the individualization of the silhouette designed by the client and, under request, we offer style development with proposals of our own. Equipped with a CAD OPTITEX system - operated by our expert pattern maker - and prototype and production qualified machines we deliver a thorough manufacture of the first prototypes.
Finally we proceed with the manufacture of the garment, followed by treatment, quality test and ironing.
“Passion for our work is the key element that has allowed us to collaborate with renown brands and undoubtedly successful companies” .