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HERITAGE

CULTURE

HISTORY

The legacy of Manteco is a story of passion, care and great attention for the product and a path determined by the knowledge of its raw materials. In 1943 Manteco opens in Prato, thanks to the intuition of Enzo Mantellassi , who begins production for outerwear.
In 1967 Enzo’s son Franco Mantellassi assumes command of the Company. Franco enables Manteco to grow, while becoming an example of responsibility, innovation and sustainability. Today Franco has been joined by his sons Marco and Matteo, interpreters of a new story, which is based on a unique know how, an archive of 40,000 prototypes , with a capacity of production of more than 7 million meters of fabric per year, as well as the possibility to successfully achieve projects of made-to measure of noteworthy complexity such as thecover of this volume.

MADE IN ITALY

Manteco has always remained faithful to the tradition of Made in Italy by refusing to relocate production to countries where the cost of labour is lower. This allows for attention to detail and customer care, which would not be possible if the production plant were elsewhere. Manteco aims to stand out from its competitors by walking the narrow line between craftsmanship and industrialization, by working with
modern methods and machinery without giving up experience and tradition.

INTERNAZIONALITY

Today Manteco, which has worked hard to build relationships and dialogue with foreign countries, exports to more than 30 countries in the world and some of its main customers are the most important fashion houses on an international scale, together with which it guarantees a sustainable and controlled development of the sector.

In fact, a tracking system is used throughout Manteco’s entire production chain to guarantee that all activities, raw materials, and the manufacturing and transport processes are the most suitable to reduce environmental impact. Our fabrics is exported to many countries around the world and is supported by a Customer Service attentive to the needs of the market.
Manteco’s collections and fabrics can be viewed through our agents and sales offices.

ISPIRATION

Manteco constantly follows the evolution of the market and anticipates the needs with the skills of a specific stylistic and technical department that designs and produces fully in Italy.

Important investments, trend scouting, international travel, research and development are the reference point for designers all over the world.

ART

Looking beyond the company, investigating the spaces of contemporary times, collecting trends, research and beauty.

We think of Manteco as an incubator of ideas, where past and future, craftsmanship and technology, avant-garde and protection meet.

The combination of fashion and art is a common thread that has always distinguished us, an exchange that fuels creative tension and stimulates new projects.

FABIO DE POLI AND MANTECO

Looking beyond the company, investigating the spaces of contemporary times, collecting trends, research and beauty. We think of Manteco as an incubator of ideas, where past and future, craftsmanship and technology, avant-garde and protection meet.

The combination of fashion and art is a common thread that has always distinguished us, an exchange that fuels creative tension and stimulates new projects.

WATERBONES: LORIS CECCHINI AND MANTECO

On the occasion of its 75 years of business Manteco has decided to celebrate  with exceptional partners: Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Pecci, in its 30th year since its foundation and Lungarno Collection, a stylish group of intimate design hotels in the heart of Florence with a strong artistic attitude.

A special event, which contains two themes close to the company: Art and Nature. A combination that finds the perfect interpreter in Loris Cecchini, a multidisciplinary artist that for the occasion will create a site-specific artwork on the walls of the Gallery Hotel and will remain visible from June to December 2018

The artwork, industrially manufactured and assembled by hand with artisan skills, tells a natural and mineral world through biological and architectural references, creating a particular atmosphere on the border between science and the environment.