A JOURNEY TO REDISCOVER THE PAST - PART 1
130 years have passed by since 1891, when Attilio Fumagalli opened the first tie factory in Milan. In 130 years Italy has grown as a modern country, Italian habits have changed and the industry of fashion and advertising was born and developed. Fumagalli 1891 historical archives show how Fumagalli took part in changes and progress, preserving memory of its past.
On the 130th anniversary, we can start a fascinating journey to rediscover the past.
A JOURNEY TO REDISCOVER THE PAST - PART 2
On some shelves in the archives there are punched cards for Jacquard, small boxes of ink, pins, threads, clips, brushes, spools and hooks for strips. There are also drafts, sample books and some blocks of wood engraved for block printing, one of the most ancient printing techniques.
There seems to be a thread connecting every element of this story. You can see objects from different periods of time, tools from 1850s, books from 1870s, from Belle Époque to nowadays.
Coming out from a box, you can see a silk tie with classic floral design. The label says: Fumagalli 1891 – Made in Italy.
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