Business, but not only. Art, culture and, last but not least, philanthropy have always coexisted in the Ratti Group. From the Greek, “love for man”, this term testifies and embodies all those values shared by Guanzate Group, inscribing them in its own creative, cultural and social context to be translated into concrete actions. In fact, the collaboration between Carnet, division of Ratti and the associations “Tullio Cairoli” and “Noisempredonne” has the aim to create a collection of turbans with the company’s fabrics, at the basis of a fundraiser given to the cancer research of two Como associations .
Founded in 1986, “Tullio Cairoli” association was created to support the operational unit of oncology of Sant’Anna hospital, while the group of volunteers united under the name “Noisempredonne” are engaged in the senology and oncology unit of Valduce, as well as in the radiotherapy rooms of the Sant’Anna hospital.
Deeply rooted in the territory in which it operates, Ratti Group pursues the idea that companies must represent an added value for the reference community, giving life to social projects tailored specifically to the situation while activating, without hesitation, in time of need.
Together with other textile companies from Como, Ratti worked in collaboration with the association Telefono Donna Como on the contest named “Cambiare con la Moda”, changing with fashion, addressed to high school students of Instituto Cometa, I.S.I.S Paolo Carcano and Centro Studi Casnati.
The contest was planned together with Soroptmist Club Como e the shelter for women victims of abuses L’Una e Le Altre to spread messages of non violence, equality and sustainability through fashion creating also a great synergy between the worlds of volunteering, school and work.
The projects were examined by a special commission, in which Ratti was present, that chose the three best creations that stood out for their authenticity, quality of design and more importantly for the message they conveyed. The award ceremony was held in Palazzo Terragni on May 29th 2021 and had as one of the winners Elisa Lietti, a student of Istituto I.S.I.S Paolo Carcano, who realized her foulard with Ratti.
Ratti and the other businesses who took part in the project provided students with fabrics to realize their projects, some of which will get the chance to be produced.
The event left a lot of positive vibes among students and promoters that in this way try to raise awareness and sensitize on delicate issues such as violence against women and gender education with the finest self-expression through their textile works.
In a global scenario in which a strong and rapid reaction capacity is required, Ratti and Mantero return to forge an alliance pact aimed above all at the concrete defense of the supply chain.
The agreement was closed which envisages, upon the successful completion of the due diligence operations currently underway, the entry of the two historic textile companies of Como into the capital of Foto Azzurra, a company that has been working in the production since 1989 (composition, photocomposition and photoengraving ) of supports for screen printing applied to fabrics.
After the agreement of March 2020 – in full lockdown – with which the two companies supported each other for the best management of customers, both today reaffirm the importance of creating a system. The entry into Foto Azzurra is the confirmation of how fundamental it is, in critical moments like this, to involve the entire supply chain to create new possibilities for everyone to restart and to continue to guarantee speed of service and maximum quality even when conditions do not seem to allow it.
The operation is not intended to be exclusive between the two companies but also remains open to other interested entities. The agreement will lead to greater solidity of Foto Azzurra which will continue to offer its services to the market with a view to continuous updating and technological evolution.
“We are convinced – explains Sergio Tamborini CEO of the Ratti Group – that in this period there is a need to move from words to deeds, putting in place concrete actions and projects that safeguard the operations of the supply chain and are an incentive for similar operations of other actors”.
For Franco Mantero, CEO of Mantero Seta, “Square printing has characterized the history of Mantero and Ratti and thanks to this extraordinary technique the two companies have been able to enhance Como silk. Without photoengraving there is no square print and without a square print the Como textile district would not be the same”.
For Ivan Imperial, CEO of Foto Azzurra, “Thanks to this synergy, by combining mutual professionalism we will be able to make an effective contribution to the maintenance and development of traditional printing, the flagship of the Comasco sector.”
Foto Azzurra, Mantero and Ratti have deep roots in the Como textile district and a solid heritage of history and craftsmanship that deserves to be protected and enhanced. Sharing projects and ideas through collaboration between competitors has the common goal of creating a product of excellence made in Como and wants to be a driving force for other alliances and increasingly profitable synergies
The magic of silk is interpreted by the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum as a story of passion and beauty.
The SETA exhibition aims to tell the perfect union between creative flair and craftsmanship excellence, including by Ratti, who is behind the production of these exclusive accessories.
In fact, Italy has always distinguished itself in silk production. Since the 1930s, the city of Como has excelled in silk printing, contributing to the spread of “Made in Italy”.
Today, the printing of Ferragamo scarves is made in Como, by different textile industries, such as Ratti, chosen, from time to time, on the basis of the specialties in which they excel.
The exhibition is divided into four sections: the exotic world and the East, the flowers, animals and historical shoes made by Salvatore Ferragamo, to conclude, then, with the visualization of how these scarves, and therefore these inspirations, coexisted with the world of clothing.
SETA celebrates the happy intuition of Fulvia Ferragamo, who inherited the passion of her father Salvatore in the early 1970s by starting a continuous production of scarves and textile accessories animated by virtuous motifs, dreamlike scenes and imaginative patchworks made with rare skill. Objects of desire and true works of art rich in symbolism and influences from every country in the world, these extraordinary masterpieces project Ferragamo’s infinite creativity and craftsmanship excellence into that indissoluble link between fashion, art and culture that still deeply inspires today the ethics and aesthetics of the maison
For further information: https://www.ferragamo.com/museo/it/virtual-tour
Below some scarves made by Ratti for Salvatore Ferragamo:
This year, made of problems and obstacles, let us understand the importance of relationships, expressed through a simple hug or a handshake: all gestures, that before the first lockdown, were taken for granted but now are more like a illusion.
For sure, we will get back to normal but, in the meantime, among facemasks, sanitizing gel and restricted meetings the only way to express our feelings is through a greeting card, a little thought or a simple whatsapp voicemail. Unfortunately pixel can’t be touch, but technology is useful to let us relive a moment and bring up our memories or emotions. Nothing is better to strengthen a relationship, but then…we will hug again.
After the success of past editions, Camera Nazionale della Moda has launched the sixth edition of Milano Moda Graduate, the event dedicated to the excellence of Italian fashion schools that was held on 27 September 2020 at La Permanente, during the Milan Fashion Week.
Through the Milano Moda Graduate project, CNMI supports new talents by creating a rich and favorable environment that introduces emerging young people to the world of work, and by offering an important networking opportunity, a platform in which to learn, discuss and get noticed by experts. of the sector.
Among the 6 finalists in the fashion design category: Davide Panzeri (Istituto Marangoni), who created 6 outfits with the fabrics offered by Ratti.
For the first edition of Milan Fashion Digital Week, Valextra has created an installation in collaboration with Ratti, presented in the Via Manzoni flagship store and through a short film. Sailing Through Times tells the story of an imaginary sea journey, featuring Valextra’s most iconic bag, the Iside, as sailing boats. With its rigid, architectural trapeze shape, the Iside has become Valextra’s most popular model and a symbol of its craftsmanship prowess, design-focused and uncompromising approach, and timeless attitude to style.
Ratti and Valextra share many things in common: both founded between the two World Wars in Lombardia, by stubborn and visionary entrepreneurs who rooted their companies in creativity, innovation, quality and craftmanship excellence. This shared heritage led us to remain on top of our game for so many decades and respected by the industry as the best in class.
The Sailing Through Times installation combines 10 colorful graphic sails selected among patterns from the 60s, 70s and 80s, found in the rich Ratti archives. The sails accompany over 300 different Iside bags (featuring over 45 colours and 4 sizes), as symbol of sailing boats facing the sea.
The Ratti silk pieces represent friendly sails helping Valextra navigate through today’s troubled waters, colorfully blowing in the wind and leading us towards new, exciting adventures. Sailing through times, through the good and difficult ones, together.
Watch the video: Sailing through times
Ratti supports Solstudio Textile Design in “Textile Design Talents 2019”
The company Solstudio Textile Group is holding the second contest for young textile designers: a competition targeted to international textile designers and aiming to draw the attention of all branch professionals to them, and create conditions for better application and development of their outstanding capabilities in the industry.
The competition declares a broad understanding of textile design, combining that notion with surface design: from pattern creation for fabric and clothing to ornaments used in interior environment, accessories, footwear and any other surfaces related to main trends of fashion and light industry development.
Applications will be collected from 15 November 2018 to 17 February 2019 on solstudiodesign.com . Contest winners will be announced and awarded on 19 March 2019.
The competition brought together a strong international jury: Alessandro Colombo, B.U. Director Ratti S.p.A., Italy; Elsa May, Fashion department Première Vision, France; Izabel Wharton, Editor, print & graphics WGSN, England; David Shah, Publisher & CEO Metropolitan Publishing BV, Netherland; Giovanni Ottonello, Art director IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Italy. Also there are Russian leading textile specialists.
The main prize for the contest winner is one-week paid practical training at Ratti S.p.A.
After the success of the past editions, Ratti, one of the major players in the production of printed fabrics since 1945, chooses to be a partner with Camera Moda Italia and the best designers of Italian fashion schools.
At the end of the training course, the eight talents were asked to create a collection for the catwalk, respecting production lead time, the complex and dynamic fashion industry organism and, last but not least, gaging for the first time with the world of work. Ratti has been next to them in the choice of fabrics, to shape their ideas and creativity for the purpose of cultivating their talent, providing, at the same time, an opportunity to open up to a world of beauty, content and values.
Choosing Ratti means being able to associate with a savoir-faire craftsmanship that nevertheless opens up to trends and the needs of young talents in the constant search for excellence and exclusivity that are nourished by ethical and aesthetic values. Ratti combines the perfect balance between technological innovation and stylistic research, responsibility towards people and the environment, offering a range of fabrics and prints of extraordinary uniqueness and beauty.
From the love for excellence, from the deep respect for the harmony between quality and elegance, sorts Ratti the privileged choice of the most important fashion houses in the world.
Ratti together with Camera Moda for Milano Moda Graduate represents an active engagement of Italian fashion in empowering talent.
Watch the video: Milano Moda Graduate
A selection of outfit made with Ratti fabrics: