Since 1981 method, tradition, innovation, research, development and enhancement of "Italian know-how" have distinguished the productions of high quality knitwear and accessories of the Macdonald knitwear factory.
Research and sampling development takes part in our style office with the help of newspapers libraries and specialised historical and up-to-date archives. The most important international trade magazines, grafic and photografic material, sample pieces etc ... along with seasonal fashion meetings for forcasting fashion and updating trends, support the innovative and cosmopolitan vibe of the collections. Research is stricktly carried out together with CAD department as to achieve the most innovative stitches and great attention towards experimentation is given. Our infrastructure allows to manufacture premium quality products under proper control. We are equipped with latest machinery to produce quality and we also ensure that all raw materials used are of premium quality. Nobile fibres belong to the most luxurious european and italian yarn suppliers. The best output can only be expected if the inputs are also the best. We take pride in providing our clients with ultralight see-through knits weaved on 20 gauge (our precious jewel) or thicker weaving that belongs to 1.5 gauge and allows great impact to sartorial details such as fully fashioned marks. Linking stage is carried out carefully and with high precision by team members which fill a valuable role. Linking adds an important value to garment especially if item is knitted on 20 gauge. The company has it’s own in-house laundry with ProFiBUS technology. This system allows to sotisfy the customer's needs and effluent treatment plant to wash all garments as to achieve soft and silky surfaces. This avoids that shrinking may occur once customers wash item. As to achieve best quality standard of final product, and in order to guarantee privacy of our clients collections, and in order to guarantee privacy of our clients collections, all working procedure undergo to close quality inspections.
A selection of our fantastic products.
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"must have" ... are those garments that cannot be missing from the wardrobe. the brand shows a knitwear at ease for him, with an ultra light, fine and modern up-to-date design.
New Look Camouflage
sports world is converted to cashmere. our knits are comfy, dynamic and warm. cool variations whether for leisure time or household contexts are also versatile towards fashionable solutions.
innovative textures and jacquard expressions meet cutting-edge weaving technology. knitwear finds its utmost talented expression.
Shawl cable cardigan
sustainability is one of the most current and important topics of our daily life. the use of eco-friendly yarns is our answer to climate change and states our aim to preserve and respect environment.
FF jersey cardigan
our classics figured out with new colors and yarns, outline the boundaries of men’s knitwear. unavoidable styles and renovated color shades are the fundamentals for alexridolfi’s man.
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Macdonald, a company built on experience, creativity and product care stands, for providing high quality knitted products and accessories. This company was founded in 1981 by Donatella Marchetti and her husband Gianfranco Ridolfi. It’s aim was to rediscover and emphasize knitwear production stages along with essential elements of craftmanship that belongs to their native country’s cultural tradition. In the 80’s, Macdonald's cultural heritage and know-how together with it’s quality of workmanship and capability to produce a medium quality standard at a low cost, conquered the north european market. In the 90’s Macdonald decided to follow the winning policy of high quality. Technology and craftmanship were perfectly brought together thanks to innovative and sophisticated knitted electronic machinery. Through years and years of flourish activity, our company established a reputation for high quality fully fashioned garments. Our remarkable performance thanks to complete in-house state-of-the art manufacturing facilities and sophisticated technology allows superlative quality and guarantees privacy of the collections.
Macdonald's core business is the research, development and production of "ready to wear" knitwear collections for private labels. In these 40 years of history we have served the most famous luxury brands in the world. Since 2015 we have started serving emerging fashion brands by establishing a beautiful and fruitful teamwork with them.
In 2019, from an idea of the oweners' sons, born ALEXRIDOLFI men's knitwear collection. ALEXRIDOLFI’s man is dynamic, ascetic but trendy who loves his career, his family and his free time. ALEXRIDOLFI’s man has in its DNA the elegance (from the Latin e-ligere, “to know how to choose”) because he knows how to recognize pure quality yarns such as Cashmere, Wool, Silk so these are synonyms of "Italian craftsmanship and precious 100% Made in Italy know-how". Essential ingredients of this heritage is a combination of pure quality, international vibe and a respectful approach towards artisanal labour and sustainability whilst keeping an eye on price friendly solutions.
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