Stone Island is an Italian luxury brand founded in 1982 by Massimo Osti. Known for their use of unique dyes and innovative textiles and fabrics, Stone Island is a cornerstone for contemporary fashion. The brand established itself in its early years with their fabric known as Tela Stella, a heavily-stonewashed, tarpaulin-like fabric. The brand is also well known by its compass patch, which you may often find attached on garments. Innovation, research, and functionality are the leading foundation of which Stone Island operates, and continues onward progress in the modern world.