The most recent extension of our denim family was founded in 1981 in Trestina in the Provence of Perugia. After four decades of creation and denim evolution, this is considered one of the leading denim facilities in the world. At present, the company is led by the son of the founder: Federico Cornelli. He transformed the family business into a world-leading example of denim transparency and sustainability. As Mr Cornelli likes to describe it: Made in Italy for 101%, continuously looking for excellence and responsibility in the entire supply chain. We at Tenue. are proud to be part of their mission to re-shape the future of denim.
Somelos is a family-owned business that can be found in the north of Portugal, near Guimarães. It was founded in 1958 and rapidly grew to a fully vertical company. By 1974 dyeing and finishing fabrics was also done on the premises. The company is always searching for creative innovation in reducing its ecological footprint. Together we work tenaciously to create more sustainable fabrics for our garments that still meet the same quality standards. Outside of the factory Somelos also pushes their ethos. They have planted over 1000 trees and has installed 2512 solar panels on their land. Many are still to come!
Japan took denim (workwear) and transformed it into indigo art. Together with our local Japanese partners Hiro and Enami-san, we created a Japanese Tenue. product line because we love the authenticity of Japanese fabrics. We partnered with Sunami-san, a second-generation jeans ’sommelier’ from Kojima, the denim capital of Japan. All our patterns are still hand-cut and every single Tenue. jean is sewn by hand. Thanks to our Japanese family our Tenue. jeans truly represent an artisanal craft.
Our factory in Alvelos is ‘Knitting for a better future'. The facility is operated by the 3rd generation of textile connoisseurs who found the perfect balance between a traditional, family-owned business while embracing technology and modernity to move their industry forward. Together with our Portuguese partners at Becri, we are working on a collection of premium jersey garments that not only last longer but are also made responsibly to the highest international standards.
There is no shirt in the world like a sartorial shirt from Italy. Tenue. shirts are made by the Italian Perpignano brothers. The brothers are the second generation in the company after their father, who started in the fashion business in the 1970s. Although their dad was mainly focused on overseas production for Italian brands, Nicola and his brother chose to walk the route the other way around. They now introduce Italian craftsmanship to European brands as they believe that high-quality clothes are the bright future of the business. Their ‘Back to Italy’ philosophy helps specialistic brands to incorporate Italian craftsmanship into their entire supply chain.