Stone Island was established in 1982, by chance, as we love to tell… “One day a special material arrived: a thick truck tarpaulin, the outstanding feature of which was the colour: red on one side and blue on the other. What to do with it? To transform it into a piece of clothing, it was put in a washing machine with water and pumice stones and washed for a long time to break down its structure”. The result was surprising. We decided to create seven jackets in that unique fabric, called “Tela Stella”, and to give this product a name: Stone Island.