History barra_grigia 1945 Antonio Ratti founded the “Tessitura Serica Antonio Ratti” in Como for the creation and marketing of silk fabrics and soft accessories. 1958 The Guanzate plant was inaugurated for integrated-cycle silk processing operations, starting with the yarn to realise the finished product through weaving, dyeing, photoengraving, printing and finishing phases. 1973 Ratti Usa Inc. was established with offices in New York. Offices are now in: 8 West 38th Street11th Floor. 1985 Fondazione Antonio Ratti was founded to promote artistic, cultural and technological initiatives, research and studies in the field of textiles and contemporary art. 1989 Ratti S.p.A. Società Benefit was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. 1991 Carnet became one of Ratti S.p.A. Società Benefit’s divisions, confirming its leadership in the textile sector with a clientele composed by fashion houses, designers and specialists from the world of Made-to-Measure. 1992 Ratti bought Creomoda Sarl, a company manufacturing textile accessories based in Tunisia. 1995 With the contribution of Fondazione Antonio Ratti, the Metropolitan Museum of New York opened the Antonio Ratti Textile Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced facilities for the study and preservation of textiles. 1999 The Guanzate plant was completely refurbished further to a project by architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni. 2004 Ratti acquired Texrom Srl, a company located in Romania specialising in the printing of finished garments, knitwear and leather. 2005 Ratti Int. Trad. Co. Ltd. was created, with headquarters in Shanghai: Room 303B 118 Xinling Road Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone Shanghai – China. 2010 Ratti joined the Marzotto Group. 2011 Ratti undertook a virtuous path of sustainable development in economic, environmental and social terms. 2017 The responsible collection was launched. The first accountability report was published. 2019 Ratti acquired part of the capital of Marielle srl, the historic knitwear factory founded in Florence in the early Sixties, which is a partner of the most important fashion houses worldwide.