Erreà Sport S.p.a. is an Italian company specialised
in the production of technical-athletic apparel; it is a leading brand renowned
at a national and international level.
Erreà was founded in 1988 at San Polo di Torrile
(Parma, Italy) by the Gandolfi, a family passionate about soccer and sport in
general. Once a soccer player and a team manager, Angelo Gandolfi eventually
decided to embark in a new adventure and make his dream come true. He therefore
combined his love for sport with his attention to details, a characteristic
that has always been peculiar to him, and in 1988 he began to produce the first
Erreà technical athletic apparel.
In a few years, thanks to the high quality of its
products, the greatest attention to design details and its excellent customer
service, Erreà grew unrestrained. It became the technical sponsor to a number of
sports clubs, from junior amateur teams to some of the most famous clubs in
Italy and around the world: not just football, but also volleyball, basketball,
rugby and other sports. Our values reflect the strictest values of true
athletes, who do not want to accept any compromise when physical exercise is
most demanding: that is why so many teams have chosen our technical athletic
To achieve excellence, however, we know that
innovation is a must. That is why next to the "Erreà" range of
garments, we have also developed our "3D Wear", a base layer line
conceived by our Erreà Sport team for athletes who train for winning. These
products are the ideal solution for athletes, at all levels, who wish to feel
at ease even in the most demanding conditions, as they are produced with the
most innovative and sophisticated fabrics. We know the
athletes who wear our products and we endeavour to always provide them with garments
that help them burst out all the energy and strength they need to perform: that
is why we have worked in close collaboration with osteopaths and
physiotherapists to create ActiveTense, the crown jewel in Erreà’s 3D Wear
range. Thanks to an elastic skeleton (exoskeleton) in resin, this product can
improve both joint stability and the muscular function of the groups to which
it is applied. As well as having a greatly positive impact on our athletes'
body, all our 3D Wear range is Oeko Tex Standard 100 certified. This assures
that all our garments do not contain harmful substances that may cause harm to
those who produce them or those who wear them. We are particularly proud of
this certification since we obtained it thanks to our production chain, that we
directly and fully control.
Based on the great experience in sportswear, in 2009
Erreà launched a new line of apparel: "Republic", a new range
designed for young people who want to freely invent their style and rules. For
a company that has dealt for so many years in sportswear, following the rules
of the fashion world has not been an easy task. However, as for any important
change we need to face, the initial difficulties have been overcome and the
efforts have been amply repaid by the success met by the resulting products.
The idea behind our "Republic" range of
garments is curious and interesting, and is certainly worth sharing with you briefly.
As for many things in life, everything began with a first step, which then led
to the following one. In our case, "Republic" was born in 2009 from a
pair of trousers: the "Drake" model. It was worn by goalkeepers during
training and, being highly stretchable and durable, it soon became a
comfortable piece of garment to wear also during leisure time. Since athletes
wore the "Drake" trousers outside the playing pitch or court, the
garment caught the attention of the public, so that we decided to market it at
our Erreà stores, where it obtained an unexpected success. We then wondered
what the secret of this garment was, and asked the question directly to our customers
in order to understand exactly what it was they appreciated so much. It came
out that the success of the "Drake" trousers was due, not only to
their quality and comfort, but also to the Erreà logo printed on the right leg.
Thanks to our customers' feedback and to our response to their needs we
therefore launched a new model of "Drake" trousers, offering them the
possibility to select a custom colour for the Erreà logo. This initiative too
obtained great success. We therefore added also sweaters, T-shirts and other
garments to this line, that we chose to call "Republic" to emphasise
the concept of freedom: the freedom to customise garments, and to create one's
own rules and look.
To grow and become "big", however, does not
imply drifting away from one's own origins. Despite the international vocation
of our business, Erreà remains strictly linked to the area where it was born:
all the manufacturing phases are carried out within the historical headquarters
of San Polo di Torrile, which today cover an area of 15,000 square metres. The
technical sponsorship of Parma Calcio is only the highlight of Erreà's ability
to combine its heart and emotions with its professionalism in the territory and
in the community it sprung from.
Nowadays Erreà Sport, based on the experience gained
throughout the years, produces customised sportswear and garments thanks to two
fundamental factors: the internal and direct management of the entire
production chain and the creativity and skills of its graphic designers. One of
of Erreà's great prides is that it produces all of its products in-house, which
means that the products are conceived, designed and manufactured within the
corporate plants. This assures a final product of excellent quality and
delivery of a flawless customer service, capable of satisfying any need, even
at short notice.
At Erreà, we take pride in
offering high quality technical apparel, characterised by innovative design and
state-of-the-art materials, to allow the athletes who choose our products to
attain ever better performance.