The Moncler brand was founded in 1952 by René Ramillon and originally produced sleeping bags, raincoats, and tents with technological cover. The first wadded jackets were designed for workers. Later, Moncler launched a line of outerwear for extreme expeditions, followed by jackets and down jackets with wind and moisture protection for urban style lovers. Today the group’s mono-brand network consists of 218 retail stores and 63 wholesale ones, the company said. In 2019, Moncler had about 4,600 employees and a turnover of € 1.6 billion.