ABOUT US

THE HISTORY OF BERKELEY APPAREL

Joseph Cohen, whose enterpreneurial flair and spirit is found resonating through the fourth generation family enterprise, founded Berkeley Apparel in 1907. Jospeh Cohen was a foresighted Polish immigrant whom undertook his tailor training in the West-End of London, his philosophy of quality and style are the hallmarks of the company's products. The family philosophy is the search for the finest quality, quality of life, quality relationships with staff and customers and the continuous search for innovative products. Technology transfers and capital investment transfer has enabeled Berkeley Apparel to shift its emphasis from manufacturing to importing high value brands.

COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS

1907

Joseph Cohen founded Berkeley Apparel.

1958

Sign up Eagle Clothes Inc New York.

1976

Pierre Cardin license agreement signed.

1988

Relocation to large scale integrated, manufacturing, showroom and offices.

1988

Nino Cerruti licence agreement signed.

1991

Studio Italia launched.

1992

Established large scale stock-service offer.

1994

Studio Italia winner FIA awards.

2000

Olympic Games uniforms for Male Athletes and Officials.

2002

First Australian manufacturer to develop washable suit.

2004

Beginning our multi-branding and multi-sourcing strategic plans. Early exports to the New Zealand market.

2006

Commercialisation of multi-branding strategy and multi-sourcing strategy.

2007

Launched New England brand.

2008

100th year celebration dinner held at the Carousel at Albert Park.

2011

Launched Milano Workshop brand.

2011

Launched Italia Collezioni exclusive to Myer.