Eleventy, a “first class” Italian brand, was founded in 2007 by Marco Baldassari and Paolo Zuntini. Their immediate growth and success lead to the attraction of investors and, eventually, the spread of the company worldwide. In 2016, Eleventy expanded into the United States with Eleventy USA and placed their headquarters in New York.
Marco and Paolo are truly a dynamic duo for Eleventy. Marco is the creative director for menswear while Paolo is the equivalent for womenswear. “It was their idea of responsible Made in Italy fashion, pivoting on ceaseless research into the textiles and the quest for a style that could meet contemporary demands, that gave rise to Eleventy.”
The saying “Made in Italy” carries significant weight nowadays - it signifies quality, craftsmanship, and true attention to detail in every step of the production process. Eleventy feels they carry a responsibility to protect and continue Italy’s unique and prestigious manufacturing heritage. This is why they have “a network made up of 94 micro enterprises selected in every region of Italy, each specialised in a particular sector of production. Through this strategy of outsourcing Italian craftsmanship we can offer our customers all the quality and excellence of Made in Italy.”
Eleventy is an advocate of sustainable and ethical clothing (and its production). They do whatever they can to reduce the global carbon footprint on the atmosphere - “climate change is a global issue that demands global solutions”. They have launched all-round research to reduce their consumption and emissions and will continue pushing until they have reached the decisive “zero impact” level.
Eleventy is now involved with a retail development plan, now consisting of a network of 19 single brand boutiques and over 500 multi-brand outlets throughout the world. With the entry of partners and investors, the company has also implemented a program of alliances to accelerate the internationalisation process.