Founded in 1916 as the Italian branch of a group of Swiss wool textile companies, it specialized in the weaving of cordellino and sallie for uniforms and military supplies, and established itself in the Biella area for weaving and in Milan as its headquarters and offices.
In the '50s the core business becomes the production of fabrics and then ecclesiastical clothing.
The looms beat Sallie and Tele for the religious who are then reached with small brochures and Postcards with samples sent by mail.
In the Sixties the company opened a branch in Rome and sent the first mail-order catalog of the religious sector which marked the passage from the purchase of the fabric to that of the finished garment. The peculiarity of distance selling that reaches the most distant monasteries accompanies the development of the company that becomes a real textile chain, from weaving to the manufacture of the garment with production chain and cutting.
Bianchetti's mail-order catalog becomes a real sales vehicle with a large number of articles, various order methods, the possibility of cash on delivery and deferred payments.
The company opens single-brand stores in Verona and Turin and, later in the 1980s, in Brescia and Bergamo.
In the Nineties, the sartorial atelier and the prestigious workshop for the restoration of sacred fabrics and vestments joined the industrial production of Manifatture Bianchetti, transforming a family passion into a small but important Made in Italy reference for the history of ecclesiastical tailoring.
In the 2000s, the experience acquired in mail-order becomes digital and reaches all the most distant congregations. The company creates wall hangings for major concelebrations, receives awards and citations.
Among the many, projects such as the creation of the chasuble worn by Pope Francis during the Third World Retreat of Priests (2015), a collaboration with the famous designer Calvin Klein aimed at redesigning chasubles and sa for the Cistercian Monks of the ancient Abbey of Sept Fons in France (2005) and the invitation to exhibit four garments at the Museum at F. I.T. in New York (2003) as a unique example of fashion design in sacred vestments, conferred to Manifatture Bianchetti the role of leading company in the religious sector.
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