Manifattura Mario Colombo & C. was founded in Monza on February 1923 by Mr. Mario Colombo and his wife who decided to open his own industry after working for a company producer of felt. During the 30’s Manifattura Mario Colombo &C. had a great change: the founder decided to switch into the production of the work clothes, a coverall made with ultra resistant fibers for workmen.
After the end of the Second World War and with the changes in the Italian economy the ski starts to be part of the weekends of the Italians who started to use that type of clothes to go skiing because of the resistance of the suit. It’s starting from this peculiarity that Manifattura began to produce sport suits with the brand Colmar (which is the acronym of the name and the surname of the founder).
The sons of the founder, Angelo and Giancarlo Colombo, bring on the mission of the father investing in a constant technological and stylistic research and in the sponsorships of the best athletes and teams of the Ski World Cup. Colmar became the symbol of the word snow all over the world and its claim “in case of…” a catchphrase in the spokespersons mind.
Today the company keeps firmly its origins with its character of family business and its roots on the territory. Mario Colombo (son of Giancarlo) is now the President and Giulio and Carlo (sons of Angelo) the 2 CEO.