I have been working with Monti Tessitura since the beginning of my adventure. He is my long-time supplier and I find their story so beautiful that I would like to share it with you today.
Their history, of course, but also their taste, design and graphics. That's what makes them strong.
Created in 1911, Monti Tessitura is the Italian excellence in the field of shirts.
The group is made up of five production sites and three textile packaging sites, located in various strategic locations around the world.
That's why I like to define their business strategy in three points : cutting-edge technology, constant innovation and magnificent internationalization.
After twenty years of work with them, I have been constantly amazed by their great willingness to adapt structures and strategies to the new needs of the global market.
I only had one opportunity to visit their operational centre. I was welcomed into spacious and bright, green spaces, where my ideas and theirs meet. A place of inspiration, after all.
Located in Maserada su Piave (Maxerada in Veneto), an Italian city of almost 10,000 inhabitants, in the province of Treviso, Monti Tessitura did not choose this place randomly.
It is one of the regions that was most affected by the Great War, to such an extent that the city was made famous by the Battle of the Solstice, which saw the conquest of the Graves di Papadopoli, near Salettuol, by Italian troops.
Moreover, since then, the main economic activities of the city have been handicrafts and gravel extraction near the Piave river.
Monti Tessiture alone employs more than a thousand people.
The city, in itself, is the image of the company. In search of what distinguishes them: passionate combinations of colours and weavings, in constant search of innovation.
They never stop looking for new ways.
Actually, it's pretty simple.
With a tradition of more than 100 years, the House is full of wisdom. And I saw it when I had the chance to look at their historical archives. Their evolution and especially their adaptation in the fashion and design industry makes them its main strength. Thousands of designs are created every day within their teams.
But not just that!
Design is important, of course. But their manufacturing processes are even more so. Monti Tessitura wants the best and that's why our collaboration is so beautiful: they are at the cutting edge of technology.
They only use dyes with a low environmental impact, and do not hesitate to subject their fabrics to strict quality controls on a daily basis.
With more than 4000 variants, their high-quality fabrics are made using single, double twisted yarns and precious and refined raw materials, such as the purest Egyptian cotton and the most prestigious linen in Flanders.
1911: Giorgio Giuseppe Monti produces canvases with a traditional loom. Later, his three brothers Evaristo, Venerio and Bruno organized the family business in a more complete and industrial way.
However, during the First World War, the three brothers were called to arms and the company was forced to produce alternately.
It was not until 1935 that the company became more and more autonomous, with the purchase of the spinning and twisting mill in Montebelluna.
Despite the difficulties of the Second World War, the Monti family was able to guarantee and maintain stable production.
And this is not insignificant.
We are in 1947, just after the war, Monti Tessitura began to develop in an inescapable way and established itself on the market of shirt fabrics. Twenty years later, the company is at its peak and is becoming a "complete reality", capable of marketing quality fabrics all over the world.
Today, the company is truly competitive because it is in constant evolution, able to always take advantage of the various opportunities offered by the global market.
This year again, their research was very creative. My choice of fabrics for the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection has been particularly enriched and inspired by their assortment of colours, graphics, and especially the themes specially developed for my collection.