It was founded in Milan in 1830 by Carlo Barboncini, as a textile emporium. In 1840 it opened a hand-weaving factory at Rescaldina, some 25 km to the north west, which employed around fifty women. Today it forms part of the Zucchi Group, which specialises in the manufacture and distribution of household linen and whose brands include ’Zucchi‘ and ‘Bassetti’ and Mascioni In Italy. .
- History (Bassetti).
- ‘1840 - Lo stabilimento di Rescaldina’, La storia (Bassetti).
- ‘Zucchi Leads European Market in House Linen and Looks to the Far East’, Italtrade: The Made in Italy Official Portal (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade).
- Bassetti company website—(in Italian)
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