|La Rete, nets
factory , is an integral part of Montisola'
s tradition of craftmanship and net-making
that has shaped the history of this area and its people.
Net-making started on Montisola in
remote times; some documents say around the year 1000
when the few inhabitants, fishermen and peasants,
made the nets and provided the fish
to local lords.
Montisola' s fame for weaving and net-making
was already established at the end of the 1700s and
the nineteenth century marked the development and
take off big business. The craftsmen
start to look for new commercial outlets, they open
shops in the city and small industries spring up in
various regions of Italy. Work is no longer done totally
by hand, machines are being used for the first time.
In 1907, the Montisola net-makers
introduce their first looms and the rapid and intense
technological evolution transforms the workshops into
industry, employing almost the inhabitants. Production
now has wider scopes, not just for fishermen and hunters,
nets are produced for sports and hammocks.
"La Rete" continues these traditions and, in full
respect of ecological instances, has installed modern
equipment and developed innovative technology,
becoming a trustworthy partner for the greatest European
consumers of sports nets.