We are velvet
Three brands, three distinct universes joined together by a single fascinating link: velvet, plain and corduroy.
Surprising fashion effects are created in jacquard looms, design embossing, motif brushings…
1893: Alfredo Redaelli founded Redaelli Velluti in Lecco.
1913: The first historical production facility was located in Rancio, though company prosperity grew, starting in 1913, following the setting up of a new facility in Mandello del Lario, on the shores of Lake Como.
1993: A century of uninterrupted production for Redaelli Velluti. Over the years, the company underwent restructuring and modernization, with the reorganization of production facilities in an innovative perspective.
2007: Redaelli Velluti bought out the long-established German group, Girmes Gmbh, well-known world producer of velvet and faux furs, with its brands: Niedieck, a historical German brand established in 1879 and Christoph Andreae, a prestigious manufacturer of velvet for furnishings, set up in 1687.
2012: Thanks to Redaelli Velluti, the Marzotto Group range of products was enhanced with all the quality and experience of brands well-established in the world of velvet. The takeover also included the centuries-old historical archive and Sametex, the velvet manufacturing giant, with its two production facilities in Kraslice in the Czech Republic.