Internal restructuring
Centro (I); Toscana; Firenze
Location of affected unit(s)
Sesto Fiorentino
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.1 - Manufacture of wearing apparel, except fur apparel

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
10 December 2015
Foreseen end date
11 April 2016


Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli announced a mobility procedure for 70 workers at its premises in Sesto Fiorentino, near Florence. Last spring, the company was acquired by Italian private equity fund Clessidra. The Florence site hosts administrative offices, logistics facilities and a warehouse, employing about 350 workers. The mobility procedure is part of a wider reorganisation plan. However, the company has not yet provided further justifications concerning the dismissals. On 27 October, more than a hundred workers held a protest outside the company premises, followed by a one hour and half strike. The unions complained that the new management recently reassured that the industrial plan was to be implemented without repercussions for workers and job losses.


  • 27 October 2015: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 27 October 2015: La Repubblica
  • 27 October 2015: Corriere della sera


Eurofound (2015), Roberto Cavalli, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 85217, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85217.