Arafa Holding offers a global presence, partnering with some of the world’s leading brands.
In 2006, Arafa Holding established a joint venture with Forall Group , owner of the global brand Pal Zileri , to manufacture and distribute luxury garments under the brand name Querini, targeting the Italian market. The company has since acquired a 35% stake in Forall Group, becoming the single largest shareholder. This acquisition served as a key milestone in the company’s strategy to transform itself into a global powerhouse in the fashion industry, taking it to a whole new level on the world stage. Forall Group is One of the largest Italian manufacturers and retailers of high quality men’s suits, Forall Group is the owner of several prestigious brands, including Pal Zileri—among the top menswear brands in the world—and Lab by Pal Zileri.
The group’s products include formal wear, sportswear and accessories. Forall’s global retail network includes eight showrooms in world fashion centers Milan, Paris, London and New York, Antwerp, Madrid, Moscow and Tokyo. Forall also has 30 directly-operated flagship stores, six duty free shops and 221 franchises to sell its collection of ready-made garments.
Arafa Holding’s joint venture with Ermenegildo Zegna to form the high quality, luxury shirt manufacturing company Camegit is a key addition to the company’s operations.
Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the largest luxury menswear brands in the world, Ermenegildo Zegna is the owner of several prestigious fashion lines including Z Zegna, Zegna Sport and Agnona (ladies wear) as well as Su Misura, the made-to-measure service that produces tailor-made suits, shirts and other garments. At the end of 2010, the group’s mono-brand stores numbered 560, out of which 300 were directly owned. Around 20 new store openings were scheduled for 2011, half of which are in China, with the rest divided between Vietnam, South Africa, India, the US and Europe.
Cristall for Making Shirts is Arafa Holding’s joint stock company established in January 2011 as a joint venture with Italy’s SAITT , a leader in the men’s luxury shirts market. The company’s ownership stands at 60%, with 40% held by our Italian partner. The Joint Venture was signed to establish a formal shirt manufacturing company under the name of “Cristall for Making Shirts”. The company produces formal shirts for men and women and will be located at Arafa Holding’s industrial complex at the governorate of Beni Sueif, which covers an area of 5,000 sqm .
Targeted export markets include Italy, USA, UK, Spain, Japan, and Germany. SAITT is an industry leader in the production of high-quality men’s shirts, with clients including Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Selfridges, and Corte Ingles. Recently, SAITT acquired Truzzi, a well-established luxury shirt maker in Milan, Rodrigo, a well-known men’s clothing brand, and Bonser Espanola, a leading player in the Spanish shirt market.
Arafa Holding established the Baird Group in 2009 to consolidate its UK subsidiaries. Arafa owns almost 80% of Baird that is engaged in both Wholesale and Retail activities in the UK men’s Formal wear. Via Baird Group, Al Arafa holds a 12% share of the men’s suits market in the UK.
On the wholesale, Baird runs brands like Big & Tall, 1 like no other, Gibson & others. Baird also has concessions with top retailers including: Debenhams, House of Fraser and also runs retail shops under several brand names like Jeff Banks, Racing Green, and Suit Direct.