Stone Island is an Italian premium men’s apparel brand from Ravarino famous for its compass patch that buttons onto the upper sleeve of the left arm. It belongs to Carlo Rivetti’s “Sportswear Company” (SPW).
Massimo Osti (b. 1944; † 2005) started his first label C.P. Company in 1974. Stone Island was set as a secondary line or diffusion collection of his main label. The brand specialized in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques. GFT bought the company in 1983, Osti left in 1994, it is now run by Carlo Rivetti.