storia

Vita, the mother of the brothers running the company, loved knitting when she was an adolescent. She had a small machine only 60cm long and she used to sell her garments to the local people of Angeli di Rosora in the province of Ancona. In 1949, at the age of 19, she visited Milan for the first time and bought her first real knitting machine. In 1959 she began to organize her activity in a more systematic way by setting up a small workshop and later expanding and producing on an industrial scale, without losing the craftsmanship and skills involved in the traditional way of making knitwear in the Marche. Thanks to the creation of this business and the special relationship formed with those who worked for us, we have become like one big family. For this reason Vita obtained recognition from the Local Authorities for being a pioneer in her field and for promoting female employment.

We purposely use our father’s surname TEODORI as the company’s own brand name as it met with such great success during the Italian economic boom of the 60s and contributed to the popularity of the Made in Italy trend in the world. In the early 60s Teodori knitwear with the brand name LIFE was already being sold in the USA by Vita. Thanks to her overwhelming passion she managed to overcome both the distance and language barriers. In recent years the company has managed to adapt itself and respond to the new demands of the market. We now produce for other companies, prepare private collections and develop sample ranges for top designer labels. They choose us for our expertise and skill, the quality of the materials used, the research and care taken over the detail.