The company was founded in 1957 by Emilio Bellù, who named it Mabes. At the dawning, manufacturing women's underwear was its main activity, and then it was quickly flanked by the swimsuits division.
Research and innovation have always been a flagship at Refec Italia, one of the first manufacturers to employ elastic yarns. Today, its plain organization, its focus to the market, and its blending of family operated business and a structure able to fulfil the most demanding requests qualify Refec Italia as a leader in the industry of women's swimsuits.
Standing out for style and excellent wearability, Refec Italia's brands l'auraBLU and l'auraBLU Design are distributed all over Europe. Refec Italia products are sold as private label in the best European department stores and chain stores.