established in 1934
Fedeli was established in 1934 by Luigi Fedeli, the grandfather of the current CEO. It was the year when Italy beat Czechoslovakia 2-1 in extra time in the final game of the FIFA World Cup, becoming World Champion for the first time.
In those years Monza was considered the capital of hats manufacturing and that was what our company made — hats — but the second World War would soon break out and everything changed.
cable sweaters becoming extremely successful
After the war Nino, son of Luigi, joined the company and realized that we had to shift towards a different kind of garments. So we first started to manufacture leather goods and after we moved more and more into knitwear, even if it was extremely complex and the machinery were as big as ships engines.
Nino Fedeli studied, travelled, learnt and thanks to him Fedeli has been the first company in Italy to produce cable sweaters, becoming extremely successful.
the third generation with Luigi
It was the 50s, the years of Vespa and Lambretta, of the conquest of K2 mountain and of the Italian economic recovery.
Milan and Lombardia were the center of design and in particular of extraordinary designers, entrepreneurs and artisans and Fedeli is a perfect example of it. In 1979 the company opens to the third generation with Luigi coming on board.