A journey lasting
Everything began in 1895 when Angelo Colombo started on his journey by creating the first spinning mill. Over time, the process went through different stages and proceeded with the transformation from “Silk Spinning” to the processing of textiles such as “wool weaving”. Already by the end of the 1800s the Colombo family had taken on the processing of silk worms in Lombardy. The farmers living near the spinning mill cultivated mulberry trees on which the silk worms fed and then took all the cocoons to the mill where, thanks to the experience of the director Angelo Colombo, their quality could be assessed. The process continued with washing and spinning by the “spinners” and the thread thus obtained was taken to be woven. In the early 1900s with the continuous demand for silk for the war effort, the Colombo family acquired a spinning mill in Galliera Veneta in the province of Padua. Angelo Colombo moved there with his wife Savina Sommaruga and they had three children: their sons Mario and Giuseppe (who later moved to Gandia in Spain to manage another spinning mill there) and their daughter Placida. The family business was divided between Lombardy and The Veneto with Mario taking charge of spinning mills in Villa Romanò in the province of Como and in Chignolo Po’ in the province of Pavia.