ABOUT MANTERO 1902
Boasting a history of more than 100 years and four generations, Mantero is an undisputed leader in the creation, production and distribution of textiles for men and women. Established in 2015 but enriched with new product categories and wider assortment and the addition of e-commerce in 2017, Mantero 1902 is our accessories & RTW brand inspired by archival designs, which are contemporarily interpreted and made entirely in Italy following our famous expertise. Each foulard, bag or garment is a tribute to women ready to feel and understand beauty: interpreters of discrete elegance and conscious of the importance of details.
Mantero’s name can be found in the Register of Historical Companies, which encourages and rewards companies which are more than 120 years-old and have passed on a wealth of entrepreneurial experience and values to later generations. With a large international customer portfolio – from big-name luxury and fashion brands – Mantero remains dedicated to offering bespoke solutions suitable to individual needs. All Mantero products are proudly labelled “Made in Italy”.
One of the most important assets of the company is its Archive: is can be considered one of the world’s richest and most extraordinary textile archives. It contains more than 10,000 books, 60,000 scarfs, thousands of hand-drawn designs stored by subject, test papers, prints on fabric, joint fabrics and jacquard from the most prestigious fashion houses. With the acquisition of French, British, German and American textile archives, the Mantero archive is priceless. With the clear vision that the archive is the beating heart and source of inspiration for new creativity, the Company has recently enlarged the structure that houses all the Archive materials to accommodate important new acquisitions.
In her debut novel - Brick Lane (written sometime in the early 2000s), Monica Ali (an English-Bengali writer) wrote about the protagonist’s sense of estrangement and lack of cultural roots when relocated to London against her will. The heroine measured the distance from her beloved sister, who remained in Bangladesh, using seas and rivers she had to cross to see each other.