Altea milano

Our Story

Altea is a contemporary lifestyle label for men and women that celebrates Italy in all its technicolour glory. Hailing from Milan, Altea’s vibrant and elevated collections are made using innovative and technically advanced production processes that improve the natural materials and noble fibres, which are chosen as a result of rigorous and in-depth research into yarn and textile development.

The essence of Altea is its Made in Italy approach to manufacturing. Over the course of our decades-long history, Altea are focused firmly on crafting complete head-to-toe looks. Each and every garment, from our T-shirts to informal tailoring follows this ethos.

From the foundations of the modern wardrobe, Altea have elevated into the realm of discreet luxury using the finest materials with most innovative techniques, each garment is designed and expertly made for a lifetime of wear and enjoyment. With limitless creative resources, Altea develop clothing that plays on the element of surprise, by inviting our wearers to expect the unexpected in every detail.

The majority of our collections are made by our specialist suppliers and manufacturing partners in Umbria and Marche, two regions renowned for being the home of Italian knitwear production. Altea have established extremely symbiotic relationships with our range of artisans, many of which are incredibly small and therefore allow us to push the boundaries of textile design, which has paved the way for us to create items that transcend their surface-level value.

We work tirelessly in all areas of the business to reduce our impact on the natural world. From sourcing our yarns to ensuring more than satisfactory working conditions, our aim is to become as environmentally and ethically responsible as possible, which are values that translate throughout our supply chain. All of the yarns we source come from reputable suppliers who comply with rigorous standards when it comes to ethical and environmentally friendly practices. Meanwhile, thanks to our aforementioned localised network and commitment to Made in Italy, we have managed to reduce our carbon footprint produced by air miles.

We hope you will enjoy and be enriched by our story. 

The Altea story.