An entrepreneurial story of over 50 years, beginning with Alfredo Rifugio, thanks to ethics strictly devoted to respecting the persons and passion for the job.
His works of art have been treasured by all, but maybe none so distinguished as Pope John Paul II. Referred by the Pope's personal pilot, Alfredo was commissioned to make the "white jewel" the can be seen on the Pope during skiing and hiking excursions.
The creation of a Rifugio garment cannot be called an industrial product, but rather a handmade work of art. Tanneries prepare the hides specifically for him. Each piece is completed with a certificate that documents the origin of the leather.
Today, we still create with passion and experience, singular clothing items all strictly hand-sewn and make quality our absolute value, recognizable in every single detail. At the same time, each one of our clients is followed with particular attention paid their needs.
Rifugio is a company working on the promotion of talent through a training program to help create jobs for young people who are interested in leather tailoring.
Deerskin, Nubuk, Soft Leather, and luxury skins such as crocodile and python are used. All detailing options can be personalized, including the linings. Decorative linings are available in cashmere, as well as vicuna, beaver and mink.
The finished garment is your masterpiece, satisfying the sartorial sensibilities of fit, construction, and quality of leather. With recent use of new semi-plant and fully plant-based leathers we have pledged to reduce the production of chemical substances and compounds.