Pontex Srl: high quality fabric for clothing, since 1972

More than fifty years and two generations of expertise in customising and ennobling fabrics for clothing

Letizia Ferretti, CEO Pontex Srl 

About us

Pontex was born in Emilia-Romagna, in Modena (Italy), a territory in which excellence is a trade mark. It was founded in 1972 by Pio Ferretti, self-made man from Modena who realised his dream as a young seller in the weekly street markets in the Eighties: placing himself in the field of fabric ennobling.
If at the very beginning we focused on fast fashion, we then started to develop a wide proposal of fabrics for clothing in order to meet the market needs, through the two annual Collections, Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter. This is how our expansion all over the world started and Pontex has become one of the best-known realities in the field of the woven fabric for the Made in Italy.
Today Pontex is led by Letizia Ferretti, CEO and managing director, who has developed, with passion and tenacity, an international vocation and extended our commercial net up to include Italy, Europe, USA, China, Korea, Japan, Turkey, Tunisia Maghreb.


Values and mission

Sustainability & innovation through an attentive research for the best performance in yarns and the use of natural
fibres and pigments.

A tailor-made approach with the utmost customisation of the purchase order concerning
quantity and delivery time and ways.


Our warehouse, the beating heart of our operations, allows us to have stock service raw materials, including sustainable options. This enables us to be quick in our supply, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction by having what they need readily available. Excellence and quality Made in Italy are our added value.


Our strong points: why choose Pontex

  • Wide range of top-quality fabrics for very competitive prices
  • Customisation of every fabric, in colours and finishing too
  • Reliability and fast service: it means never to miss a delivery, meet at any moment any customer’s need and solve any problem both in the initial phase and once delivery is made
  • Raw material (sustainable too) always available in stock service
  • Innovation and Made in Italy meant as Italian style and supply chain continuity, respect for work and territory
  • Scrupulous quality check and internal Style office 
  • Expertise, deep knowledge of textile market: since 1972 we have observed its evolutions and peculiarities to create something unique.

Best-seller fabrics

Our fabrics reflect the market changes and needs and are inspired by season trends.
In the Autumn-Winter Collection, our best-seller fabrics are:

  • A wide range of velvets with warm and super soft hand, in viscose, silk, modal, tencel and cotton, smooth and corduroy, with uneven and crushed effects, customisable and with GOTS certification upon request;
  • Heavy cottons;
  • Stretch fabrics, compositions with modal, tencel, jacquard fabrics, yarn dyed, technical and resin-treated, printed, coupled.

In the Spring-Summer Collection, our best sellers are:
linen, cotton, silk and viscose.


Sustainability as a watchword

We act following the 17 goals of the Agenda 2030 for a sustainable development .
Our engagement is for the sustainability all the supply chain along, through the respect of workers and consumers health, the realization of creative and production processes, the enhancement of creative recycle and investment in innovation and research.

Many of our fabrics have the following certifications :
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), BCI (Best Cotton Initiative), OCS (Organic Content Standard) and GRS (Global Recycled Standard).


Unique fabrics for unique pieces of clothing, ethical and aesthetical

Uniqueness, quality and durability over time intersect in a virtuous and harmonic way in all the fabrics in our Collections, that are ideal to realise unique pieces of clothing, ethical and aesthetical. Also for one-hundred-per-cent eco-friendly pieces of clothing, a urban and sportswear style.

The type and weight of our fabrics for clothing ranges from shirt weight (from 100 to 170 grams for linear metre) in voile, high-density cotton, cotton poplin both stretch and fixed, to trousers weight (from 280 to 440 grams for linear metre) available in different structured textures, looks and finishing.

Each fabric can be customised and transformed depending on request. Transformations and finishing are only made by Italian companies: dyeing mills, printing companies, companies specialised in resin-treating, coupling and finishing.

In our 100% Made in Italy proposals, raw materials are produced and processed by Italian companies.


Contacts  

To receive more information concerning our fabrics for clothing, for purchase orders and to ask for customised fabrics,  contact us:
commerciale@pontexspa.it (Simona Rubbiani)
commerciale1@pontexspa.it (Patrizia Ferrari)

Our offices are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. continuous hours.





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