An Interview with Brunello Cucinelli

Dubbed the “king of cashmere” by The New Yorker, Brunello Cucinelli is the founder of the eponymously named fashion house that is well-known for making luxury cashmere sweaters (and more than $450 million a year in revenues). He started his company in 1978, and, now 61, he lives in Solemeo, Italy, with his wife and two children. This article provides a snapshot of a conversation with Cucinelli, loaded with many lessons here for founders, especially the importance of giving back.


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