The Beginning

It was 1955.

It all started in Italy during 2nd World War reconstruction thanks to a brilliant intuition by Giovanni Calmonte, Christian and Stefano’s grandfather.
He understood that the fabric market could be greatly developed to make the most of the emerging Made in Italy.

Therefore, he started marketing exclusive Italian fabrics in a small room. His entrepreneurial skills were soon rewarded and step by step he built up a top business that quickly became one of the most important in Northern Italy.


Danilo Calmonte, smart son of the founder and Stefano and Christian’s father, will then understand at the end of the ’60s that the real new business opportunity was the clothes production. He built an extremely modern factory, located in the centre of Bassano del Grappa, which is still the headquarter.

It was a success.  More than 900 employees worked in the factory, one of the most important in Europe.