FABRICS FROM 1958
Stib 19 was funded in 1958 by Mario Orsi, a textile tradesman. It first opened its doors in the historic centre of Bologna selling italian fabrics to local tailors and dressmakers.
Following the burgeoning success of the Italian fashion industry in the late 1970's and early 1980's particularly in Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, Stib's business grew considerably.
A new wholesaling business park opened on the outskirts of Bologna and Stib 19 moved to larger premises. In 1978 the original owner noticed a driven talent among his employees and made Giorgio Trevisi his partner.
Today the company has a large network of reliable suppliers and imports fabrics from all over the world. With the help of outside printers and designers, Stib 19 creates well-balanced collections of unique craftmanship.
Having already firmly established themselves in Italy, they are now successfully selling across Europe. The aim is to try and reach new overseas markets.
Nicola is the driving engine of the company. He travels widely, constantly keeping abreast of the latest trends, but also spends time looking at the archives. Whilst not forgetting the past, Stib 19's range today reflects Nicola's careful balance of traditional and modern styles.
COMPANY'S ARCHIVE FROM 1960 TO THIS DAY
Fabrics, prints, scarves and vintage clothes collected over time as chronicles and a source of inspiration.