History

A tradition born in 1972

Pontex has been established in 1972 by the business ability of Mr Pio Ferretti from Modena, a self-made man who from his dream as young salesman in the fashion retail in the 80s, decides to start in the field of fabrics ennobling.

Pontex starts at the beginning the activity of buy and sell woven fabrics in favor of the apparel industry and particularly to the ready to make fashionists , mainly located at that time in Emilia Romagna and Veneto, 2 regions in Italy. So at first first the focus is the pronto moda, ready to wear market; later on Pontex becomes bigger in order to follow the increased demand and develop a larger proposal of textiles, which are consequently presented and shown by the 2 yearly Collections Spring Summer and Autumn Winter.

1972

Pontex has been established in 1972 by the business ability of Mr Pio Ferretti from Modena

1976

Pontex becomes a Stock Company, with a full capital of more than 1 million of Euros: the Company brings the basis in order to develop a sales reality that nowadays transforms basic woven fabrics in ennobled ones.

1989

Luca Ferretti, the first born of Pio, joines the Company: with him , the experiences and the expertise acquired in the ready to wear allow to better identify the trends which will become a must season by season: so 2 Collections per year and season are now the standard.

1990

Pontex Spa starts its expansion all around the world becoming soon one of the most known Company in the field of woven fabrics under the “Made in Italy”.

2002

Letizia, the younger daughter of Mr Pio Ferretti , comes into and  beside her brother Luca and so, here s the second generation giving new lymph to the Company which remains a familiar business and extends the horizon over the border , pushing more and more on the sales dept.

2013

Letizia becomes CEO of Pontex; thanking to the international vocation of the Company and the large sales network developed by Letizia, Pontex exports nowadays to more than 30 Countries. The sales network includes Italy, Europe, USA, PRC, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Tunisia, Maghreb.

2022

On 20 March 2022 Pontex turns half a century old: a very important milestone!
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. 
Starting on the day 5 december, Pontex has turned into a limited liability company.

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News & Fairs

Milano Unica – 9/11 July 2024 – 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

A Fabric Affair New York – 17/18 July 2024 – stand Pontex

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall-Winter Spring/Summer Fabric Collection at the A Fabric Affair in New York: from 17 to 18 July 2024. Visit our booth Pontex. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to info@pontexspa.it for further information about our products. navigate_next

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

STIB Barcelona – 23/24 July 2024

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall Winter Fabric Collection at the STIBBCN in Barcelona, World Trade Center, Port Vell: from 23 to 24 July 2024. Our agent Julio Llort LLORTEX will be present with our new Collection. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to info@pontexspa.it for further information about our products. navigate_next