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This article is about the Italian clothier. For the village in Azerbaijan, see Canalı. For the region in southern Croatia, see Konavle.
Industry Tailors
Founded Italy 1934
Founder The Canali family
Headquarters Sovico, Italy[1]
Key people
Paolo Canali (Sales & Marketing Director)[2] [3]
Andrea Pompilio (Creative Consultant)[4]
Elisabetta Canali (Global Communication Director)[1][5]
Products Luxury Men's Clothing
Number of employees

Canali is a clothing company based in Italy specializing in luxury men's clothing.[1][4][6]


A shop of Canali at IFC Mall, Hong Kong

In 1934,[1] Canali was founded, by Giacomo Canali[7] and Giovanni Canali,[8] in Italy as a family-run business.[9]

In the 1950s, the ownership of Canali passes on to the second generation of the family. They strengthen the house’s presence in a burgeoning Italian fashion market, which is beginning to make waves internationally.[citation needed]

In the 1970s, Canali was the first Italian tailor to introduce mechanised cutting machines.[8]

According to, in the 1990's, following the successful launch of the accessories collections, Canali consolidates its achievements by opening its first flagship boutique in Milan.[citation needed]

In 2010, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera was a spokesmodel for a Canali advertisement campaign.[10]

As of June 2013, led by the third generation of the family, Canali employs 1,700 people in seven factories in Italy, where it makes about 250,000 individual pieces of clothing annually.[11]

In 2012 87.5% of the total production is exported.[3] 1,400 suits are manufactured daily, with 1,600 pairs of trousers made daily.[citation needed]



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  12. ^ Palmieri, Jean E. (17 April 2013). "Canali Opens New York Flagship". WWD. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Rathore, Vijaya (21 February 2014). "Bespoke suit makers, scotch brands join hands to woo rich Indian clients". The Economic Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "About Canali India Private Limited". Zauba. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  15. ^ Sharma, Ravi Teja (23 January 2012). "Canali buys 51% stake in Genesis JV". The Economic Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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