Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari

THE ABANDONED FACTORY IN ITALY


The story of Roberto Ferrari dates back to 1919, when he set up a socks factory in Palazzolo sull’Oglio. This new textile mill shortly became a company of national and international relevance, with manpower coming from all regions of central and southern Italy.

In the postwar period the company specialized itself in cotton spinning and twisting. Later the Ferrari company expanded the range of production, from standard yarns to fancy cotton yarns. Fancy because the using of blends with wool, silk, linen, and other precious fibers. It became an international success. The company was establishing itself as a dynamic company characterized by a constant striving to achieve technological and stylistic improvement.

In 1992 the factory moved to a new spot on the other side of town. Today a modern factory, located in the province of Brescia, produces about 1.5 million kg of yarn, mainly cotton melange, but also of fancy yarns in various blends. The abandoned factory was used a couple of times for illegal rave parties. I visited ‘Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari’ in 2010.

Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari
Cotonificio Roberto Ferrari

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