It was in the early 1930s when her grandmother, still a child growing up in the peasant environment of the Cremona countryside, learned the art of sewing and cultivated it for many years, achieving great experience.
In the 1950s, she decided to open her own atelier, rented out in an old aristocratic building belonging to the Cavalcabò family of Cremona, where she combined her skills and creativity to sew extremely fine women's handkerchiefs, which were soon appreciated for their high quality craftsmanship.
A few decades later, the CATTIVELLI name began to stand out and make its way.
Production expanded in a short time and that small atelier became what is now the CATTIVELLI Group company in Isola Dovarese, the exemplary continuation and main interpreter of a unique tradition.
Thanks to the contribution of the new generations, the activity of the CATTIVELLI company has taken on an increasingly precise and distinguishable identity, first and foremost by continuing to maintain the highest quality of raw materials, supplied by the prestigious Como silk mills, woolen mills and cashmere manufacturers, all rigorously Made in Italy.
The company's innovation, on the other hand, lies in the specialisation of its handcrafted production in clothing accessories, destined mainly for the male target market: the CATTIVELLI collections now offer ties, papillons, cummerbunds, scarves, ascots and ceremonial items, all created by hand with the same care and perfection as in the past.
Recently, production has also expanded to include women's accessories, such as crochet bags and neck accessories.
The company has thus established itself for products intended for customers who demand the perfection of details and exclusive creations that only craftsmanship can offer.
The values and philosophy of the CATTIVELLI Group company
The primary value of the island company is to combine in its accessories the taste for timeless classics with the search for new lines and new combinations in step with fashion and customer demands.
This creative genius is always consistently applied to the excellence of the quality of the raw materials, which are strictly Made in Italy. This is the philosophy that has made the CATTIVELLI Group reliable, handing down over time the guarantee of excellence of a sartorial product.
Company typeBags, Ties, Wallets & Folders, Scarves, Clutches, Shoulder Bags