Founded in 1982 by Massimo Osti, Stone Island is a sportswear brand known for their culture of research, experimentation, function and use. Within a year, Carlo Rivetti came on the scene, who took over the company in 1993. Stone Island redefined the common understanding of sportswear. Extreme research into fibers and textiles applied to an innovative design, while respecting the performance of the clothing. The strength of Stone Island lies in its unique finishes and painting techniques, creating new color codes with over 60,000 different dye recipes.