In 1893 Alfredo Redaelli founded Redaelli Velluti in Lecco. The company soon began setting benchmarks and became the world leader in the production of warp velvets.
In 1913, the first production facility was located in Rancio, and the company’s prosperity then grew after 1913, following the establishment of a new site in Mandello del Lario on the shores of Lake Como. Over the years, the company has undergone restructuring and modernisation, with the reorganisation of production facilities and an innovative outlook.
Redaelli Velluti bought out the long-established German group Girmes GmbH, in 2007, a well-known world producer of velvet and faux furs, with its brands Niedieck, a historical German brand established in 1879, and Christoph Andreae, a prestigious manufacturer of velvet for furnishings established in 1687.
Redaelli Velluti was acquired by the Marzotto Group in 2012.