Our history 

On 20 March 2022 we will turn half a century old: a very important milestone for us, which we want to celebrate with the people who made it possible

Fifty years have passed since in 1972 Pio Ferretti founded “Pontex” and began his activity of transformation, ennobling and customization of clothing fabrics, supported, years later, by his sons Luca and Letizia. 

Today the company is led by Letizia Ferretti, 2nd generation, and represents a point of reference in the sector of clothing fabrics in Italy and abroad with about 8 thousand customers served and more than 30 countries in the world to which it exports. 

50 years of history, 50 years of tradition, 50 years of work carried out with passion and tenacious dedication that have spanned generations, today a source of great satisfaction, which has allowed the company to develop a strong identity. 

“After 20 years I continue to love this job that forces me to always think about new things, to different approaches, to study new proposals for clothing fabrics in line with market research in the fashion sector”.

Letizia Ferretti, CEO Pontex, 2nd generation

“I started working in Pontex the day after I graduated – says Letizia Ferretti, 43, CEO: it was March 20, 2002, a curious coincidence, the same day my father founded the company. I dreamed of a varied and dynamic job, which would allow me to “use” the languages ​​studied at the University. The difficulties are not lacking, especially when you have a family with two children, but even today after 20 years I continue to love this job that forces me to always think about new things, to different approaches, to study new proposals for clothing fabrics in line with market research in the fashion sector. It stimulates me to travel and meet customers from different countries, slowly with the end of the pandemic we have begun to travel the world again: with each customer there is a different relationship, because the approach is different depending on the culture and identity “.

These 50 years of activity represent a solid basis in a still particular and very complex moment: the Covid situation has upset the balance in the fashion world. Despite the difficulties, the company has never stopped evolving within the global market with the same goal in mind: “Customer satisfaction“.

“To stay in this world – concludes Letizia – we must continue to be flexible, quickly adapt to change, grasp every smallest need or request and satisfy it. My slogan? The customer is the king “. 

Scrupulous control of product quality, excellence and uniqueness of the fabric recognized by the most prestigious style and brand offices, precision and speed in deliveries have characterized the way-of-work of half a century of production. To these values ​​is added the entrepreneurial strategy increasingly oriented towards the offer of custom-made clothing fabrics, designed and made to measure for the customer. In particular Pontex focuses on Research and Development, sustainability of the raw material, customization and durability of the final product, to create those unique “garments” that. 

It is an anniversary, the 50th, that the company wants to experience and celebrate only “symbolically” for the whole of 2022, as the historical period we are living prevents us from any kind of celebration. 

The restyling of the logo, the launch of the campaign faces on social profiles, to tell a company that is made first of all by people.

Pontex
1972 — 2022

50 years of history, 50 years of tradition, 50 years of work carried out with passion and tenacious dedication that have spanned generations





News & Fairs

Eco-friendly pieces of clothing with natural fabrics, dyes and finishing: our strategy to be more and more friendly to the earth  

Circular fashion wastes less resources and prefers those pieces of clothing that last over time, realised with fabrics based on renewable fibres and production wastes close to zero. Using natural and light fibres like linen and cotton, natural dyes and finishing like bio-based resins is the strategy for a sustainable and resilient future in fashion too. Natural vegetable fibres: the first step to an eco-friendly piece of clothing   For the season Spring Summer 2025, Pontex proposes a capsule of fabrics realised with natural vegetable fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, for pieces of clothing that are 100% eco-friendly. in this picture: art. 02106/P05 Rowena Pxt, 100% Linen, width 145/148, weight 145m2  220mtl «So many clothes were never produced before. And clothes have never been worn so little.». — Circular Design for Fashion, Fondazione Ellen MacArthur Linen is one of the most appreciated fabrics for clothing for spring, thanks to its comfort and versatility. Stylists and creators prefer it for those pieces of clothing aiming at originality and artisanship, pieces with which to establish an emotional relationship, to grow fond of, to have them always in your wardrobe. Furthermore, Linen has a lot of positive characteristics: it is a breathable and thermoregulating fibre, it has got a shining look and is very suitable for dye and finishing. It is an ecologically responsible fibre because it is traceable and biodegradable.  Cotton is a natural textile fabric with vegetable origin: the most used in fashion industry. It is absolutely eco-friendly since it is 100% biodegradable, ecologic, recyclable. It is easy to dye and soft, very resistant but breathable and versatile at the same time, therefore, suitable for any season. Combining cotton and linen, we can produce thin, fresh and light fabrics. In this picture: art. 01618/P05 Michelle Pxt 100% Cotton, width147/150, weight 150m2 230 mtl Pontex capsule of cotton fabrics also includes recycled cottons with cold dyes that give different and unexpected looks, biologic and sustainable cotton with BCI certification and  GOTS certification. In this picture: Linen shirt, art. 02103/P05 100% Linen with cold dye for a fully natural effect.  Tencel fibre too is conquering more and more space in the sustainable fashion industry, since it is ecological and eco-friendly. It is particularly elastic, with a good resistance to wrinkles, it is soft and light and absorbs dye very well, thus acquiring really vivid colours and offering generous shades. When mixed with other fibres like Cotton and Linen, the performances of the fabric concerning resistance, comfort and sustainability increase even more. Second step: dyes with natural pigments and colours  The green strategy of Pontex for a sustainable and resilient future is focused on using natural and light fibres like Linen, Cotton and Tencel, as well as on the use of natural pigments in dyeing operations, using colours that are considered eco-friendly as obtained from renewable resources.Ethical, and aesthetical too: dyes with natural colours allow to obtain beautiful colours, very different from those obtained using synthetic colours.  In this picture: an example of fabric for clothing in linen and cotton from Pontex Spring Summer Collection 2025 Pontex, Art. 04002/R05 Jolly Pxt Sale Pepe Delave' 56% Linen 44% Cotton, Width 144/147, Weight 140m2 210mtl Third step: finishing with bio-based resin The third step to obtain a 100% eco-friendly piece of clothing is to use natural types of finishing, applying on natural fabrics, like linen and cotton, bio-based resin, for example, that have low impact on environment.  In this picture: samples of resin-treated fabrics by Pontex, with the application of completely natural bio-based resins.  art. 02103/R04 Grazia New Delavè 100% Linen, width 140/143, weight 145m2 220mtl This is the case of resins that have biomasses like corn and rapeseed as raw material, thus substituting those deriving from fossil sources like petroleum. These resins can be applied on any kind of fabric, also on feather-weight, light and impalpable technical fabrics.   If we want to be friends of earth, and if we want to fight for a responsible and sustainable future - in line with the goals of the Agenda 2030 – the first step is that of choosing unique pieces of clothing that last over time, ethical and aesthetical too, without sacrificing the comfort and elegance of a timeless style.  In these pictures jogger trousers from Pontex Collection realised with natural fibres and dyes: Cotton, Linen, Tencel. Articles: 04202/P05 Alicia Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Linen; 01811/P05 Poppy Pxt 55% Tencel 45% Cotton; 01514/P49 Anemone Pxt Summer Peach 100% Cotton; 01812/P05 Hoya Pxt 71% Tencel 16% Linen 13% Cotton; 04205/P05 Lavander Pxt 55% Linen 45% Cotton If you are interested in discovering more about our natural fabrics, dyes and finishing, contact us for further information navigate_next

Milano Unica: Pavillion 2  – stand J25

This year, for the first time, Pontex participates in Milano Unica, the reference fair for high-end fabrics and accessories for Women and Menswear, scheduled on the 9th, 10th and 11th July in the stands of Rho Fiera, Milano. Pavillion 2  – stand J25 navigate_next

Discover Tencel fibre: for unique, long-lasting and eco-friendly pieces of clothing

The industry of sustainable fashion is increasingly choosing this innovative textile fabric to realise pieces of clothing. When mixed with linen and cotton, resistance, freshness and environmental compatibility increase   art. 04202/P05 ALICIA PXT: 55% TENCEL 45% LINO, altezza 145/148, peso 195mt2  295mtl Tencel fibre is gaining more and more space in the industry of sustainable fashion, thanks to its characteristics: it is very resistant and “responsible” because it is ecological and eco-friendly. What is Tencel fibre? Tencel fibre is a fibre with a natural structure. It has a very low impact on environment because it is obtained from eucalyptus trees, from which wooden pulp is extracted: for this reason, it is a pure cellulose fibre, 100% biodegradable. What are its unique characteristics? Tencel fibre presents a series of unique characteristics, a reason for being very used in the textile sector: Elasticity, maintained also after many washings. High humidity absorption. Resistance to creases, also after having being used for long periods. Comfort: its softness and lightness make it extremely pleasant to touch, offering a comfort experience superior to the one given by other textile fibres. Sustainability: the closed-cycle production process significantly reduces impact on environment. Versatility: thanks to its high colour absorption, Tencel fibre ensures really intense colours and generous shades. Tencel in clothing With Tencel, it is possible to create unique pieces of clothing, “ready to wear”, with a very fresh and breathable hand. In fact, Tencel fabrics are soft and delicate on skin.When Tencel is mixed with other fibres like Cotton and Linen, resistance, comfort and sustainability of the fabric increase.Cotton is a natural fibre widely used in fabrics for clothing due to its characteristics of softness, breathability, high resistance, to creases too. Furthermore, it is sustainable as it is a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre; this makes it an eco-friendlier choice compared to synthetic materials, and it can be weaved in a wide range of weights and thickness. Linen is a natural fibre too: it is hypoallergenic, insulating and thermo-regulating, it is fresh and light and comfortable to wear, mainly in warmer weather. Despite its lightness, it is surprisingly resistant and long-lasting; linen fabrics are usually stronger than other natural fabrics like cotton. Furthermore, depending on how these fibres are combined, it is possible to obtain different micro structures thanks to the weaving pay of yarns. art. 01812/P05 HOYA PXT 71% TENCEL 16% LINO 13% COTONE altezza 139/141 peso 165m2 240mtl The particular flamed texture of linen with irregular weft of the fabric, for example, creates intriguing visual aspects that give the fabric great personality: in this way the piece of clothing gains a unique value in our wardrobe. art. 04201/P05 ANNIE PXT 51% TENCEL 49% LINO altezza 145/148 peso 135mt2 200mtl 100% eco-friendly pieces of clothing Linen, Cotton and Tencel fabrics for clothing in the Spring Summer Collection by Pontex can be garment dyed using fully natural dyes and pigments, to which finishing can be applied to give a delavé effect. Thus, pieces of clothing can be realised that are one-hundred per cent eco-friendly: concerning fibres, pigments and dyes, finishing too. The goal? To respect environment, use sustainable raw materials and natural dyes and colours, in order to reduce the impact on environment as indicated by the 12th goal in the Agenda 2030 “Responsible consumption and production”. Each fabric of our Spring Summer Collection 25 can be customised depending on needs, in colours, yarns, weight and structure, and can be fully realised and produced in Italy. TrousersRealised with Pontex fabric for clothing Tencel and Cotton for our Spring Summer Collection 2024 (art. 01811/P05 POPPY PXT 55% TENCEL 45% COTTON width 141/144 weight 210m2  300mtl If you are interested in discovering more about how Tencel fibre can be added to your line of pieces for clothing, together with Linen and Cotton, contact us for further information   navigate_next

Happy Easter

Our offices will be closed from 28th March to 2nd April included . navigate_next