Historic brand of men’s clothing, one of the symbols, in the post-war period, of the GFT group. established in 1953. It immediately became one of the main forces in the mass production of men’s clothing in Italy and Europe. Since then it has perfected a complete and diversified wardrobe, developing, since the 1970s, through the study of body sizes, an ability to satisfy the multiple requirements of wearability, offering a wide range of lengths and sizes. A custom-made service completes the variety of services offered to important customers. It is a semi-structured product, available in a wide range of personalized sizes, shapes, and heights, offered in many fabrics and styles. Through the use of pre-measured clothes and computer support with the production plants, the availability of “custom made” models is guaranteed within six days, and delivery in Italy within ten days. The heart and brains of the production are in the historic plant in Settimo Torinese. In operation since 1961 in response to growing demand resulting from the consumer boom, Settimo since then has had the record as the largest Italian and European production plant. That is where the first mass production in the history of men’s clothing got its start, with the manufacture of jackets and shirts. In Settimo Torinese, a thousand people are today employed. The Italian and foreign production is still planned there. Computer-designed models are created in this plant by a staff of 25 technicians who prepare 26 collections a year.
License agreement with Luciano Soprani for the production and distribution of men’s prêt-à-porter until 2010. Facis has 830 points-of-sale in Italy, and 320 abroad.
The Turin group GFT (Financial Textile Group), controlled by the holding company HDP, closes for good, selling its brands Facis, Valentino, and Sahzà.
After a long series of announcements and denials, 100% of Facis is sold to the Mediconf group of Palermo, owned by the Bucalo family, which is active in the production and distribution of men’s clothing in the Bucalo chain of stores. In 2002 their turnover was €130 million.
Relaunching of Facis at Pitti Uomo. The Autumn-Winter collection is by the Milanese designer Francesco Fiordelli (1963).