Landmark for Pattern-making, Engineering, Grading, Prototyping and Production for the most prestigious top luxury brands worldwide
Pattern was founded in 2000 by Fulvio Botto and Francesco Martorella with a specific focus on luxury menswear, outerwear, sportswear and tailoring.
The growth of the business soon allowed it to manage all the facets of the business, from engineering to sample creation and collection production: today, the collections created by Pattern walk the runways of London, Milan, Paris and New York.
In 2014, Pattern took over the brand ESEMPLARE, specialized in functional menswear, becoming the only property brand of the company.
In 2017, a structured growth process began which led, thanks firstly to the awarding of the Elite Certification of Borsa Italiana and then to the listing on the Euronext Growth Milan Market of Borsa Italiana in 2019, to the creation of Pattern Group: the first Italian Hub of Luxury Fashion Engineering & Production, of which Pattern is headquarters.
Pattern’s identity is hinged on a balanced combination of craftsmanship and technology with a focus given to employees.
As proof of this, since 2012 an internal Code of Ethics has been adopted, and in 2013 Pattern was the very first Italian company to obtain the International Certification SA8000 Social Accountability, defining a precise company policy on Social Responsibility, Organization and Working Conditions.
Additionally, in 2021 Pattern adopted the 231 Model to establish specific self-regulation mechanisms and achieve the utmost transparency.
In the Engineering Phase, the pattern is developed from the sketch of the designers. Pattern’s know-how and the most advanced 3D software for pattern-making allow to achieve the perfect combination between the brand’s idea and the best processes and technical solutions.
The Product Development Department interfaces with customers and monitors the progress of the prototypes.
The in-house Laboratories manage the first prototype all round. Prototypes are shown to the customer for fitting, last check and approval to finish off with the final prototype. At the end of this process, collections are ready to walk the catwalks all over the world, and even during fashion shows, designers can count on Pattern’s support.
Since 2018, Pattern has used the most advanced fashion prototyping software program, which allows to bring to life virtual models by replicating 2D CAD patterns into a 3D platform.
Thanks to 3D prototyping, Pattern can simulate any kind of garment for men and women, sportswear and formal wear; it’s also possible to customize patterns with specific measurements, colours, fabrics and static or dynamic avatar poses.
Pattern manages all the production steps, paying great attention to the quality of every garment and to delivery timing. Our subcontractors‘ network is certified through the SA8000 Standard.
Pattern pays particular attention to the final testing process of the garments, and since 2021 the Quality Control process has been fully digitized, ensuring greater traceability and transparency.
The New Warehouse 4.0, operational since 2020 with a capacity of 13,000 finished garments, is equipped with a dynamic structure. In this fully-digitized state-of-the-art warehouse, through RFID Technology, each item and its movements are uniquely identifiable and traceable. This management allows greater speed, accuracy and an environmental advantage given by lower emissions.