Rilievi opens in Bologna in 1991, when eight embroiderers decide to give birth to a small workshop to make handmade embroideries after having attended to a master taken by Mrs. Giovanna Barattozzi, a member of one of the most important beaders' families in Italy.
Immediately appreciated by the most important fashion 'maisons' of the time, including Gianni Versace, Gianfranco Ferrè and Giorgio Armani, in the following decade Rilievi becomes a solid and structured company which systematizes its management processes, hires and trains new beaders able to face with an even higher market demand.
Dated back to the early 90s are also the first collaborations with some companies in India, which is considered the native country of the high-end hand embroidery. These first partnerships with different Indian companies led soon to a continuing cooperation with one Indian partner and finally turned into a direct management of a factory in Mumbai. Today, Rilievi is a multinational embroidery company. Its design department and workshop in Bologna ensure creativity and prompt achievement of client's needs, the ability to realize 100% Made in Italy productions and, direct management of the Indian factory, which serves as an external production base for the company. Sales and support offices in the world's fashion capitals allow a direct relationship with all international fashion brands, closing the ideal triangulation between production, operation center and clients. With the solid belief that manual dexterity and international dimension can easily coexist, in slightly more than 20 years Rilievi has become a global and creative workshop projected into the future. Made in Rilievi is the continuing research of original and innovative solutions applied to handmade embroideries. Made in Rilievi is our commitment to combine the originality and excellence of the high-end craft with services and company standards, which are typical of the global supply chains. We aim to realize our commitment looking for the best skills in embroidery in the world, transmitting to our co-workers twenty years of know-how in the high quality manufacture, and developing logistic systems, work methods and avant-garde communication processes. Made in Rilievi is a guarantee that our clients will get a unique and customized service, tailored to their needs. Made in Rilievi is our own desire of cooperating with artists and professionals who can enhance the creative contents of our works. In the research department, style and pattern office and production department of Bologna headquarter cooperate around 40 persons. All beaders have been instructed and directly followed in their professional path by the founders themselves who are continuously looking for skilled and curious people to transmit their cultural heritage and experiences. In India, the production center of Mumbai and workshops spread all over the country come to rely on more than four hundred persons. The Italian technicians' team works tightly with the best local beaders and guarantees superior quality and respect of provided delivery times, in compliance with the international certification standards Rilievi is an excellence partner for major fashion brands and international haute couture, for which realizes embroideries and garments, and propose a complete range of additional and dedicated services. Rilievi Open gives customers the opportunity to temporarily move into equipped locations in Bologna and Mumbai in order to develop their collections and patterns together with our internal style office, to test embroideries directly on frame and overlook their work in progress. Rilievi à la carte is the dedicated service for special orders or VIP clothes that Rilievi offers for events, concerts, red carpets and award ceremonies. For special events, fashion and trunk shows, Rilievi On site is able to set up its own labor directly in the backstages moving beaders and materials to ensure the real time production of one-of-a-kind garments, with direct cost and document issue.