Designer Massimo Osti started Stone Island in 1982.
The brand specializes in surface treatment of fabrics and dyeing techniques. Stone Island is known by its compass patch that buttons onto the upper sleeve of the left arm.
Stone Island is research, experimentation, function and use. It is a sportswear brand that carries on an ongoing investigation on the processing and ennobling of fibres and textiles, leading to discover materials and production techniques never used before in the clothing industry