Vicente Antonio Espi started the activity within the textile industry on the ground floor of his home, located at San Antonio street, Agullent. It is one of the first textile companies of the town.
The company was founded in 1950 by Ramon Espi Ferri, who constituted the company as Ramon Espi Ferri, S.A., dedicated to the production of men's and women's underwear. The leading article of the moment was the petticoat, 100% peticoat, with excellent quality.
Year of the constitution of Ramon Espi, S.A., with Rapife trademark registration, dedicated to the manufacture of women's, men's and children underwear. Different lines of T-shirt are launched.
It is the freedom and comfort decade; new patterns and fabrics are developed, in order to meet the expectations of the moment. In the graphical of the brand, there is a significant change in design and colour.
A new line of outwear is developed, basic T-shirts for men. Each year more than 2 million units are sold.
Due to the need of space to expand the machine room, circular knitting machines are moved to a new location on the outskirts of the city, constituting the company Texpe, S.A.
Ramon Espi, S.A. moves to its facilities from the old location, in San Antonio street, where it's textile business was started, together with the company Texpe, S.A. at IP7 Agullent trading estate.
Rapife goes into baby's world, starting with basic bodysuits, 100% cotton of the highest quality, for the care of the youngest members of the family.
A lifestyle new brand is created, NEIT. Based on the production of seamless garments for women and girls.
The brand Rapife Baby is growing. Rapife goes into the world of baby and newborn sleepsuits, with a large collection of basics and fantasy pyjamas, designed with a wide range of colours.
The company Ramon Espi was awarded with the prize 2008 European Company. It researches and develops new fabrics with bamboo
fibres, antibacterials and combed cotton for underwear.
Texpe, S.A. merge with Ramon Espi, S.A., creating the new company Ramon Espi, S.L.
The company Ramon Espi, S.L. develops termochromic garments for newborn and babies, which help to alert parents of a baby having fever.
Our products have Made in Green certification of envoiremental respect and Öko-Tex certified textiles of trust control of harmful substances.
In its constant work of searching for quality and excellence both in its products and in the means of production, Ramon Espi, S.L. has obtained several awards, recognitions and mentions of which we are very proud.
Without a doubt, it is a reward for the effort and desire to improve of the human team behind this company.
Obtaining these recognitions and awards only encourages our employees and managers in search of new goals.
We hope to add new recognitions in our search for quality and naturalness in our future products.
Some of them are:
Queen Mary, University of London has made a long study for the perfect location indication, measuring the state of feverish children aged between 0 and 24 months.
The Verge dels Lliris Hospital, has conducted a study from March to December 2011, of the temperature sensitive body.
The sample was 18 children aged between 2 and 23 months, making a total of 159 measurements.
The overall objective of this study is to detect early increase in body temperature in infants.
After analyzing the data and consulting with the nusring staff who conducted the study, they concluded that:
The detection of fever body can be good garment to report, in a guidance way, temperature increases higher than 37,5°C in infants and thus, to alert parents /carers to make a more accurate measurement (with thermometer) of the body temperature.
The initiative, led by the company Ramon Espi, S.L., in collaboration with the Institute of Textile Technology AITEX, has designed and made
thermocromic garments targeted to newborn and babies, that help alert parents of child's fever.
Garments incorporate a chromatic sensor in the neck (area where the body temperature is better controled), that changes colour (purple or red) when child has fever. When the temperature is stabilized, the pigment returns to the initial state.
The composition of clothes is 100% combed cotton, which brings comfort to the baby, at the time that gives good results after use and washing.
Currently, there are products on market that incorporate thermocromic dyes, but NONE of them provides the added value of measuring body temperature so effectively.
The develop of the thermocromic body, has generated a great impact at national level, an has been broadcast in all the media press, television and radio.
· News from Agencia EFE in Youtube
The project Trevol of the Association of Municipalities of Vall d'Albaida, from Mr. Joaquin Vaño Girones, General Manager of the Ministry
of Economy, Finance and Employement of the Generalitat Valenciana, in recognition of its contribution to the intregation of people with disabilities.
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The company Ramon Espi has been awarded with the "European Company Award 2008" by the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia and the Valencian Business Confederation (CEV).
This award is given among companies of the province, in recognition of the work done in collaboration with european technological institutes and universities, through the use of the innovation programs of the European Union to promote SMEs
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Garments that Ramon Espi manufactures under the brand RapifeBaby incorporate hypyallergenic cotton, containing natural antibacterial agent 'Sanitized', which is guarantee of care and prevention in the possible presence of fungi and bacteria, responsible for unpleasant odors and allergic reactions.
This certificate granted by Institute of Textile Technology AITEX guarantees that the articles from RapifeBaby are exempt of harmful
substances, according with the 'Öko-Tex Standard 100' norm, and all production centres where they have been made, have implemented
an environmental management system and a code of conduct and social responsability certification by independient entities.
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· See the certificate Öko-Tex Standard 100
The Institute of Textile Technology AITEX awarded Ramon Espi, S.L. with the certificate of "Activity antimicrobial fabric bamboo".
Ramon Espi bamboo line, is a proposal without precedent in the manufacturing of inner garment for infants, designed 100% with natural fibre of first quality. This ensure the effective antibacterial, eco, bio-degradable, breathable, fresh, soft touch and fabric with natural ability to protect against UV rays.