Chris Mitchell is the CEO and Designer of IL CHRIS&TORI. Chris is from Colorado, USA. He told his mom when he was young that he would love to design socks

work ethics

Work ethics

Speaking of work ethic in Italy in one of the most difficult historical periods since the post-war period seems somewhat thorny. The global economic crisis and the consequent rampant unemployment


Thinking back today to the many years spent in the production chain, I realize that they have been fundamental to do my job well at Hoplites S.r.l .; in forty

Innovation in tradition

Hi, I’m Chiara Giannandrea, Hoplites technical production manager and founding partner; I was lucky enough to be born and live in a very flourishing production district in the clothing sector,

Green Drop Technology

Now more than ever it is necessary to adopt working techniques that help reduce as much as possible the damage that humans are inflicting on the Earth. The sectors related

The meaning of your clothing

When we talk about Style we’re actually speaking about language expressed through images and graphic signs. So we can say that clothing design is a real form of communication. We

The importance of trust: we put our face.

Our job is carried out through our collaboration with brands that are often thousands of miles away: this implies a deep trust in us from the customer who at that

Vintage Fashion

We often hear about the return of Vintage fashion, and not just about new styles that mimic those of many years ago, but also about original vintage garments, for example

How long does a fashion show last?

A lot of people wonder how long a fashion catwalk can last. Of course, for a fashion brand it takes a lot of time to prepare the event, included months

Old-time clothing: Ancient Rome

Today we are used to an extreme variety in clothing, but it has not always been this way: if we consider the way of dressing for men, in ancient Rome,

Fabrics choice

The fabrics choice is never a trivial or simple thing and determines the final result of each style, regardless of its type. The performance of a fabric must satisfy in

Realization of Prototypes

After the analysis of the sketches and the technical details of each single style of the collection, we begin to work on the phase at whose end we will have

60’s fashion and Italian style in the world

The 1960s marked profound changes in society that also involved the fashion world, developing a new awareness that expressed itself in the way of dressing: prêt-à-porter was born and ready-made

Beauty from the Past

Antique and very rare sewing book with patterns of clothes and samples of fabric, embroidery and knitwear. It was printed by the George Folds printing company in Dublin in 1837

A communication bridge between Customer and Manufacturer.

HOPLITES S.r.l. is an answer to the modern needs and dynamics of the market as it has evolved in recent years, focused on customer satisfaction, aiming to achieve lasting relationships, with mutual benefit of all the parties involved, rather than pursuing hit-and-run relationships short-lived and without real benefits for anyone.