A CENTURY-LONG HISTORY OF CIRCULARITY
About a century has passed since the Tesi family began operating in the market of used clothing destined to recycling, in Prato this material has always been called Rags and they represent the greatest treasure for the district. In 1951 Rolando Tesi started his own company, specializing in the marketing and transformation of rags, for the production of the textile raw materials. thanks to the contribution of his children Fabrizio and Cinzia who in the Eighties began to take over the management, The company has followed all the transformation of the district, focusing on the quality of production, investing in innovation and technology. This is also what continues to drive them today Meanwhile, a new generation is growing within the company, thanks to the entry of Alberto, Cinzia’s son, who is learning one of the most beautiful, complex and difficult jobs in the world.
The processing of rags and the processing of the second raw material require in fact, a deep knowledge of materials and markets: experience is one of the main ingredients of a quality product and this is one Comistra’s strengths , which over the years has also expanded its business to the production of yarns and fabrics strictly and fully Made in PRATO.
The company has a complete carbonization and water shredding plant, the only one still in use. In recent years the plant has attracted the attention of the international media on Comistra: there are numerous television companies and newspapers that have came from all over the world to witness this essential method of recycling.