History

Our rich history has been one of the biggest motivators for our growth, and is the basis of our company’s culture. With each garment, we have been building a better world for our partners, employees and customers for the last 100 years.

Rita’s Roots Grow Deep

Rita’s Roots Grow Deep
November 17

1913

Our first production unit was founded, providing the largest shoe production facility in the Baltic region.

November 17

1923

Knitted garment production began in our production unit.

November 17

1924

The “Rita” factory was established, offering tablecloths, curtains and lace as the main product lines.

November 17

1940

Rita’s factory changed its name to “Red Morning” (“Sarkanais Rits”) and became a leader in the Latvian textile industry.

November 17

1992

State company “Rita” was reorganized into the private joint company.

November 17

1992 – to now

A period of development and stable growth:

  • A new business strategy brings in investment;
  • Investments in R&D modern technologies and sustainability attract top international talent;
  • Strong management ensure Rita’s reliable financial results and credibility.
November 17

2016

Investments in Rita’s production unit renewal established the largest knitting, dyeing and finishing machine fleet in Latvia.

November 17

2018

Rita is one of the leading knitwear producers in the Baltic region.

January 23

2019

Launch of Rita’s own Basic clothing line and of the ritawear.com webshop.

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