Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mr Mario - part II

- follow previous post

..after working in a couple of different Companies, Mario finally found a job in a socks' Company in Spirano, his hometown. The Company, named Bloch, at that time was giving work to almost half of the people in the little village of Spirano.
Step by step he arrived at the head of the technics' department and when unfortunately the Company enter a crisis, he moved to Desenzano del Garda working for another Company. Finally, beginning of the '70 he opened his own business, placing some machine in the garage of his own house.
 
Old factory in Spirano
He moved then in Castiglione delle Stiviere and in 1974 he had the opportunity to take over a Company in his hometown Spirano, with the brand "Lord dei Lord"...
 
to be continued..

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Mr. Mario...Once upon a time..

Bresciani is Bresciani because of Mr. Mario Bresciani. Will not bore you with his CV, as you can find it visiting our web site www.bresciani.it , but just talking about the roots of his "adventure".
 
Once upon a time...in a little village close to the Alps, in North Italy, just after the second world war, a family was living in a countryside court, with other 30 families. They were waiting for the return of the chief of the family from the war. He come back home after being prisoner in Germany, but unfortunately he died because of the wounds reported. A young woman and 3 little childrens. Mario was the first one, and he started working when he was a little child (aged 7 years at that time).
 
The beginning of this tale is very similar to the history of millions of families after the second world war...
 
back in the '70
More to come, stay tuned...
 
 

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Washing and testing department

As indicated some time ago, the quality of the yarn it is fundamental for a quality sock. Of course all our suppliers are REACH certified and they do all necessary quality controls, but we do more in our factory.
We have a department focus on washing and testing the socks after production and before shipment, in order to check the quality of the yarn, the quality of the colour and to test the skrinkage.
We have industrial and "normal" home washing machines and driers.
 
Detail of our washing department
Of course all the processes are "pollution free", as we take the necessary steps in order to avoid any kind of environmental damage.
Washing process is also important to clean all the socks before shipment.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Memorabilia

Sometime the history of a Company is also made by the people who worn his products.
We were lucky to have several celebrities wearing our socks during our 42 years of business, but we have some favorites.
In our show room we have a signed picture on the wall.
My father met him in a Beverly Hills restaurant in the '80 during a business trip in California and some months ago, back in California, he personally visited his villa bringing some boxes of our socks. In that occasion he had this picture signed and, back to Italy, he proudly hung it to the wall.
 
I'm missing him, as he was one of my favorite actors..