HISTORY

The history of Portolano as a glove producer began in Naples when, Fortunato Portolano, began manufacturing in the year 1895. The company was a pioneer of the Italian glove exporters and as early as 1911, Portolano was selling leather gloves to the United States and the British colonies.


EVOLUTION

Thanks to the technology, quality and styling developed by the family, the Portolano brand was established as a leading name in the world of cold weather accessories manufacturing.

Nowadays the 4th  Portolano generation, Vittorio, Francesca, Federica and Fabiana , are proud of running Portolano  Products ,  that offers a multi-product line , distribute  under the Portolano as well as private label.


THE PROCESS

We are completely vertical and own and manage the entire production process. 

Our in-house technicians control the entire tanning process.  The tannery can work numerous leather types and unlimited colors.  We only deal in the finest Italian Metisse Nappa leather sheepskin.  Leather cutting and sewing (finishing) is factory assigned in accordance with individual style demands and target pricing.

The knitwear and cut and sew operations are based in the Philippines in the country’s leading state of the art facility.  All knitting and finishing is controlled in this facility.


OUR PRODUCTS

We offer women's, men's, unisex and kid's products made of our premium Leather, Cashmere or Blends. Portolano holds the finest reputation worldwide for being a fashion leader and innovator.


OPERATIONS IN CANADA

Portolano Canada operates and ships from:
840 Walker Street , Prescott, Ontario, K0E 1T0

Savvy shoppers have enjoyed shopping at our factory outlet store for over 35 years . The outlet is attached to our warehouse . For best savings and unique, often one of few styles, we welcome you to shop direct Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Hwy 401 Edward St Prescott Exit south to Wood Street , West on Wood Street, North on Walker St.

Always 30 to 70 % off MSRP.