The origins of the name lie in its very roots: Moncler is in fact an abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble. Here, inspired entrepreneur René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent founded the company in 1952 which would go on to produce the renowned down jacket.In the beginning Moncler only made quilted sleeping bags, a single model of a lined hooded cape and tents with a telescopic structure and an external flysheet. These robust, functional articles immediately proved a hit with the public, as the new social phenomenon of mountain holidays began to take hold.


In 2003 the brand was bought out by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini, who is still the Chairman and Managing Director. The strategy of the global down jacket is his brainchild. Working on fit, aesthetic research, experimentalism and materials, Moncler’s universal spirit distinguished itself even more, as did the ever increasing variety of purposes, ensuring the utmost attention was lavished on quality. Each garment is made entirely in Europe.