Cecil Douglas Ellis born 1932 London, started his career at the age of 17 as a trainee designer and pattern cutter working for leading fashion houses. Quick to learn and ambitious Cecil started his own business whilst still in his mid twenties. By 1985 Cecil had built one of the largest suede and leather manufacturing businesses in the UK, a leader in the industry.
Always willing to put something back in, Cecil also devoted much of his time working with United Nations helping to develop third world countries, teaching design, pattern cutting, manufacturing techniques and the technology in the clothing industry.
Never willing to stand still, the business expanded from suede and leather to outerwear, casual wear and formal garments in luxury fabrics. Cecil’s four sons, Lawrence, Michael, Jeffrey and Steve joined the business and assumed roles in design, sales, admin and distribution. The company continued to manufacture for companies such as Burberry, Mulberry, Paul Smith and other leading brands.
In 1992 Cecil started designing and manufacturing for new clients Christopher Hammond and Peter Feraud who were producing a range of luxury garments under the brands Gianni Feraud and Feraud.
In the year 2000 Cecil purchased these brands and continued with his sons to build on what had already been achieved. New lines were quickly added including suits, shirts, ties, accessories, knitwear and underwear.
Sadly in January 2008 Cecil died at the age of 75. He devoted his life to this industry and took great pride in every piece that was produced and he still played a major part in the business right to the end..
The Gianni Feraud and Feraud brands are well established in the UK and Cecil’s sons will continue with his legacy no doubt achieving even greater things.
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Delivery of goods
At Gianni Feraud we are proud to offer a fast, efficient and hassle-free delivery service. Choose the items you want to buy and decide where you would like them sent, and we will take care of everything else, making sure your items are carefully packaged and arrive quickly. Orders received will be despatched within 3 working days.
Please contact us if you have any questions or special shipping requirements. We are happy to send your goods to virtually any address in the world, your package can be delivered to wherever is most convenient to you.
All orders within the UK will be sent out via courier and will need a signature. Any items sent abroad will be sent via international signed for. The delivery charge stated below is per order, not per item.
To minimise delays it helps if you are able to accept the delivery between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday.
You may cancel your contract with us for the goods you order at any time up to the end of the seventh working day starting from the day after you receive the ordered goods. You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty.
If you have received the goods before you cancel your contract then you must send the goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the goods for delivery you must not unpack the goods when they are received by you and you must send the goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible using the returns sticker provided on the delivery note.