Artigiani Milanesi is an Italian Family business that has been in operation since 1959. We were based in Milan, Italy until 2014 when we moved organically and completely to Bowen Island in BC.   It is a successful privately owned business, with a strong team of Italians, English and Canadians who work with incredible discipline and integrity to bring you a product rooted in heritage and exclusive in design. The principal workshop & showroom on Bowen is a fun, creative and sometimes intense team environment to work in. The "bustle" of a milanese workshop yet nestled in the peaceful and beautiful nature of Western B.C.


A work placement with us allows you to experience the end to end workings of a small fashion workshop.  We recommend that  you spend some time on an "experience placement" in both the retail showroom and workshop environment before deciding upon which area is most suitable for your skills. 

The purpose of a work experience placement at Artigiani Milanesi is for you to get a wide perspective of how the business works as well as how we make our beautiful knitwear from start to finish. There are many different technical processes involved.  All of our placements are expected to play a hands-on role in assisting with any necessary tasks within the workshop.

To apply please send us your CV, a covering note and potential dates you would like to come for a work "experience" placement and we will be in touch.  Send to: