The Roberto Group
We are the UK’s longest-established and leading supplier of ties, with parts of the Group dating back to 1857. Alongside this historic strength in ties, we have in the last 20 years built significant capability in the design and sourcing of a wide range of garments and accessories.
Our UK offices in Kent and Buckinghamshire have good access to our customers across the UK and Europe, and are supported by sourcing offices in China and Bangladesh. Our non-EU activities are run though Roberto (Asia) Limited, registered and headquartered in Hong Kong.
We have a dedicated design team in Kent and China, supported by associates and freelancers, to ensure we always stay abreast and ahead of trends, to present eye-catching and commercial ranges each season. This helps keep the whole business nimble, innovative and forward-looking.
Whilst our main supply bases are in Eastern and Southern China, and Bangladesh, over the years we have also developed relationships with factories in Turkey, Tunisia and Mauritius – and we are always looking for new sources and new ways of doing business.
Roberto has four key trading divisions:
Corporate & Branded; Retail Key Accounts; Schools & Clubs; and our Own Brands.
CORPORATE & BRANDED
We supply uniform elements – including shirts, blouses, jersey, knitwear and other products – to many of the UK’s and Europe’s largest employers. In addition, we are a major supplier of ties, scarves and accessories to some of the world’s leading brands, including a number of Premiership football clubs.
SCHOOLS & CLUBS
We are a leading supplier of ties, cufflinks, women’s scarves and other products direct to smaller organisations – clubs, societies, schools, colleges, departments of universities, small and medium-sized businesses.
Our niche brands of ties, accessories, formalwear and nightwear – L A Smith, Henry John Nightwear and Roberto London – provide a recognised stock service to independent men’s retailers. We also have successful collaborations with Liberty Art Fabrics and others.