Paul and Shark was founded in 1975 by the Dini family, all thanks to Gian Ludovico Dini who bought the “Maglificio Daco” mill and reopened it for production, changing its name to Dama S.p.A. Working on every aspect of clothing production, from producing the yarn to packaging the clothes, they shipped items all over the world and partnered with prestigious brands such as Christian Dior and Balenciaga. As years went by, the company expanded, eventually becoming producers of luxury sportswear; appreciated by fans of Italian fashion and of high-performance technical materials. Then, at the start of the 1970s, Paolo Dini, son of Gian, found himself in a sailmaker’s workshop during a trip to Maine. The sail from an old boat caught his eye; it’s inscription read ‘Paul & Shark’, sealing the fate of the company forever. The first Paul and Shark jumper was created in 1978; it was a sailing sweater made from water-repellent knitwear that went on to become a fashion icon. Paul & Shark’s junior collection takes much of its inspiration from the adult collection, sailing, adventure and the elegant dress codes of yacht dressing. Paul and Shark t-shirts and sweatshirts feature the famous shark logo and nautical themes. Shop Paul & Shark kids at Designer Childrenswear, for ages 4 to 14 years.