Pattern S.r.l. (Ltd.) was founded at the end of 2000 by Fulvio Botto and Francesco Martorella (pattern-makers coming from Gruppo Finanziario Tessile, the biggest Italian garment concern until the end of nineties), who decided to set up their own company of design & engineering of garments, after experiencing many years working for the most important national and international fashion houses.
The founders’ business idea is closely linked to the fashion industry and it is based on activities implemented on a vertical basis within the company. Everything starts from the garments design, engineering and development; then there are the prototyping and samples manufacturing phases, which end with the garments production for the most prominent international brands. The design of the main fashion lines for men was the starting point of their entrepreneurial activity.
In 2005, the business became bigger and more diversified: Pattern started to design and produce women fashion lines. The opening of the Collegno-Turin facility took place in 2009. In 2012, Pattern took over a tailor-made brand focused on handmade garments to respond more effectively to the Clients’ need for a higher product customisation. In 2013, thanks to its choices and to its internal processes tailored in accordance with environmental protection, safety in terms of internal Human Resources management and supply chain, Pattern became the first Italian clothing manufacturing company to obtain the SA8000 Social Accountability international certification.
In July 2014, Pattern took over the Esemplare brand, specialised in urban/sportswear. In Spring/Summer 2015, Esemplare launched the woman collection, which was presented at Pitti Firenze and Berlin Premium international fashion trade shows: this was the beginning of the international growth phase of the brand.