Dondi Jersey S.p.a. was established in 1970 thanks to the business acumen of its founders, Lauro and Edda Dondi, who from the very start gave life to and ensured the growth of this new major company within the Carpi textile district.
Right from these early days, the company began to make a name for itself on the Italian scenario for its constant and continuous quest for product quality, backed by the experience of its founders in the production of knitwear fabrics
and the strength of the family. The goal has always been to provide the Italian and international fashion scene with top-quality and innovative products.
A choice which means a leaning towards things beautiful, a sensitivity for Fashion, the ability to anticipate trends and a willingness to adapt to market demand. But also the desire to build up partnerships with Customers, to establish
with them long and lasting relationships and provide an adequate service with close focus on their needs.
In the early-Eighties, Dondi Jersey S.p.a. saw the arrival of the second generation, which carried on what the founders had started. In this period, thanks to cooperation and dialogue with the most famous fashion designers of the period,
the fashions of the times were interpreted with ingenuity, flexibility and flair.
This large project was pursued through a keen interest and inclination towards international markets and constant updating of the company’s large range of machinery. This, together with the experience of highly-qualified technical
personnel and ongoing experimentation, has made it possible to achieve the creation of inimitable and innovative fabrics which have always catered to the most discerning and particular demand.
The Nineties brought further growth for Dondi Jersey S.p.a. which merged with Punto Tessile S.r.l.. It was in this period that the current Gruppo Dondi S.p.a. was established, a company which continues to enjoy an excellent position
among leading Italian fashion names.
THE NEW MILLENIUM
During this period, the Company develops a wide range of new products, strengthening the production of knitted fabrics suitable for formal Menswear, from jacktes to coats, with different compositions and catching up with the latest
trends in the fashion industry.
Today, Gruppo Dondi S.p.a. boasts a history crowned with a success that has lasted for over 50 years. Thanks to a solid organisation with over 130 highly-qualified operators and a completely in-house production with over 110 high-tech
circular machines and sophisticated control systems, the company has managed to achieve undisputed leadership in terms of Quality on the market.
Company production is currently around 2 million metres/year and this figure continues to rise. Through its Dondi Jersey® Punto Tessile® and Gruppo Dondi® collections, the company continues to cooperate with major fashion designers
and brand names on the Italian and international markets, from Europe to Japan, the USA and emerging countries.
The synergy between Hi-Tech and craftsmanship and tradition is the combination which makes our entire range of fabrics unmistakably Italian and exclusive.
Since July 2019, Gruppo Dondi is part of the Ermenegildo Zegna group
, one of the leader in luxury menswear with a consolidated leadership in top-drawer fabric
The agreement states that the Dondi Capelli family will maintain a 35% holding in the share capital, and responsibility for running the business and its creative management.
In 2020, Dondi celebrates the 50th anniversary since the foundation back in the 1970.