The history of Portolano as a glove producer began in Naples when Aldo and Ivo's grandfather, Fortunato Portolano, began manufacturing in the year 1895. The company was a pioneer of the Italian glove exporters and as early as 1911 Portolano was selling leather gloves to the United States and the British colonies. The second generation of glove producers were six Portolano brothers, one of whom, Vittorio, Aldo and Ivo's father, opened his own factory in 1933. Thanks to the technology, quality and styling developed by the family, the Portolano brand was established as a leading name in the world of glove manufacturing during the period of World War I and World War II. In 1969, Aldo and Ivo Portolano established the present company as an independent venture. The two brothers, with time and effort developed a very efficient productive and distributive network, thanks to which now days the Portolano company is a leader in the Fashion market all over the world. Portolano produces leather and knit accessories for the most renowned fashion brands in some cases with exclusive license of production and distribution. Moreover Portolano sells to many department stores around the world under private label “Portolano”, collection that is developed whit the support of professional designers, the best materials and the most advanced technologies, all focused to create a collection always fashion forward and with the best qualitative standards.