In 1948, gicipi was born in the northern Italian city of Padua. There are many fashion-related companies in this area, which have produced many famous world brands. gicipi is an integrated factory, which has now become a precious thing. The old machines are still in operation, and the company handles everything from pattern making to cutting, sewing, and finishing in-house. The company also handles everything from material procurement to knitting (production of knitted fabrics), which is rare in Italy today.