In 1881, Frette became Official Purveyors to the Italian Royal Family. Their linens are used in total hospitality establishments such as the Ritz and Four Seasons George V in Paris, the Savoy in London, the Plaza in New York, the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, Colorado, the Peninsula in Hong Kong, and Raffles in Singapore.
Frette created the Tablecloth of the "Holy Virgin" for the altar at St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, based upon a drawing by the French painter Meurillion. The 19th-century tablecloth was reproduced in 2000 for the papal celebrations at the Vatican.
Frette table linens were used in the banqueting rooms on board the Titanic, and are still used today aboard the Orient Express.
On December 1, 1860, Jean Baptiste Edmond Frette, Alexandre Payre and Charles Chaboud manufacture and distribute home linens from Grenoble France. Two plants were established in 1865 in Concorezzo Italy near Monza with production of luxury fabrics on jacquard looms; where the company is still based today. In 1878, Frette opened its first retail shop in Manzoni, Milan, in a building where it still operates today. In 1879–1881 the company became E. Frette & Co. The founding partners are Guieseppi Maggi, Carlo Antonetti and Edmond Frette. Frette has 9 retail locations in the United States, 25 in Asia, and many more around the world.