Founded by Italian designer Massimo Osti in 1982 based on an innovative new textile 'Tela Stella' which was made from military truck tarpaulin which had been rigorously washed. The designer felt that the new fabric did not fit in with his original C.P. Company label and decided to form Stone Island. Ever since Stone Island has built itself upon the foundations of never-ending research, experimentation and function. The brand has become a global leader in textiles with a remarkable history of specializing in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques. Now headed by Carlo Rivetti, the brand continues to push the boundaries of functional sportswear with each and every season.