We need to go back to the early 1950s to tell Pasotti’s story. Ernesta Pasotti, Mantuan, is a young, enterprising young lady with clear ideas. She is employed in a Milan umbrella factory.
She decides to invest part of her salary to buy broken umbrellas, tools and various spare parts. In the evenings and at weekends, she produces umbrellas that she later sells to friends.
She learns a lot about how umbrellas are made and about sale. Thus, in 1956, Ernesta decides to open her own business in a cottage in Castellucchio, a town near Mantua.
Thanks to the experience and skills learned over the years, she begins to produce beautiful umbrellas with her husband Vittorio Giacomini. Initially, she sells her umbrellas even touring neighbouring towns on her scooter.
This is a perfect example of a small quality craftsmanship project grown with her family, year after year.