Ser Lory, Italy

Passion, attention to every details

Ser Lory, Italy

Since 1975, Ser Lory put passion and attention to every details producing bespoke garments for for men and women

At its third generation, Ser Lory’s mission is to merge craftsmanship and modernity in every single item they create.

The workshop is based in Italy, near Biella – one of the most famous district of wool in the World.

Why we select them:

Innovation. Thanks to its youthful management, Zignone combines the continuity of a family-run business with innovation, a vital link between the past and the emerging trends.

Elevated quality standards. Lanificio Zignone looks after every step of the production process – from the selection of raw materials to advanced finishing techniques – in order to guarantee the highest standards for quality control and care of the environment.

Traceability. Zignone’s managers personally inspect the farms in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring the traceability of raw materials and the condition of the flocks.

Intessuto, Italy

The company represents a consortium of over three artisanal workshops in Italy with a cumulative experience in weaving of over 100 years.
Thanks to this partnership they are able to provide an excellent textile supply chain service, from warping to mending crude, where they directly take care of all stages of production to guarantee high-quality standards.

Intessuto, Italy

Things to know:

The Intessuto network, creates a model of collaboration between companies in the textile sector that allows, while maintaining its independence, autonomy and specialty, to carry out shared projects and objectives, increasing the innovative capacity and market competitiveness.

Why we select them:

Craftsmanship: This consortium represents artisan excellence in the Italian weaving sector, thanks to a centennial experience in the transformation of luxury accessories using exclusively 100% Italian fine fibers.

Entrepreneurial spirit:Intessuto was able from the first day to listen to our project with interest, strongly demonstrating the entrepreneurial spirit of the founders who were enthusiastic about approaching a new collaboration by actively contributing in all stages of development.

Lanificio Zignone, Italy

Since 1968, Lanificio Zignone has dedicated itself to textile manufacturing with passion, constant imagination and hard work. With a production entirely centred in the Biellese region, Zignone carries on the local wool culture with new ideas and an open mind for an authentic Made in Italy aligned with today’s global trends. Tradition and innovation are the warp and weft of their commitment.

Zignone fabrics bring together the best Biellese expertise with today’s needs in terms of style, comfort and respect for the environment.

Lanificio Zignone, Italy

Things to know:

Lanificio Zignone was founded in Strona, by Gilio Zignone, a fabric maestro, merchant and industrialist. After twenty years of consolidation, his daughter Luisella, now the President, took over the management reins together with her brother-in-law Giuseppe Patti. The company moved forward with investments in machinery and expanded its commercial network, especially abroad.

In recent years the wool mill has increased its commitment to R&D and invested significant resources in technology, unveiling to the market new fabrics and special treatments, really appreciated by the clients.

Why we select them:

Innovation. Thanks to its youthful management, Zignone combines the continuity of a family-run business with innovation, a vital link between the past and the emerging trends.

Elevated quality standards. Lanificio Zignone looks after every step of the production process – from the selection of raw materials to advanced finishing techniques – in order to guarantee the highest standards for quality control and care of the environment.

Traceability. Zignone’s managers personally inspect the farms in Australia and New Zealand, ensuring the traceability of raw materials and the condition of the flocks.

Fratelli Barbera, Italy

Fratelli Barbera is a shoes manufacturer based in Biella, Italy founded in 1968. Today, as then, the philosophy of the company is to give quality to their customers without compromise, the result of craftsmanship handed down from father to son.Their experience enabled them to create a handmade shoes  finding the perfect match between ancient traditions and new trends

Fratelli Barbera, Italy

Things to know:

The company was born from a concept of style that recalls tradition with elements of modernity but always with handmade workmanship and finishing.

The team is composed only by family members dedicating their life to this workshop as only the Italian tradition knows how to do.

Cardiff started out as knitting-yarns company, successfully presenting itself in the luxury clothing market, and standing out immediately for its unmistakable style of yarns and colours.

Why we select them:

Quality standards: They use only first class materials and the processes is 100% hand-made to satisfy incredible quality standard that industrial shoes maker cannot definitely achieve

Values: The second reason is the fact that they are family more than a company and they are passionate in what they do. This made the work very friendly and enjoyable

S.O. di Sonia Oberto,Italy

Founded in 2015, the S.O. di Sonia Oberto born from the passion of a young Italian entrepreneur with the aim of reinventing the art of knitwear.

Today it represents an exclusive artisan workshop in step with the times.

S.O. di Sonia Oberto,Italy

Things to know:

Sonia’s tenacity and determination led her to turn her passion for knitting into a real job and to open her workshop at only 22 years old.

The knitwear factory, however, boasts a cumulative experience of over 20 years, given by the employees.

The artisan laboratory is located in Castellamonte, in the Canvaese, a few kilometers away from Biella’s wool district, with which it is in close contact.

Why we chose them:

Craftsmanship. The knitwear factory manufactures natural fibers with manual machines, without engine, creating unique and authentic models, which could not be easily reproduced with industrial machines.

Attention to detail. Each garment is made with passion and dedication, and it is hand finished down to the last detail, guaranteeing excellent quality.

Maglificio GP, Italy

With over 70 years of experience in the branch, Maglificio GP produces premium-quality garments for famous high-fashion brands. The company, based in Valmorea, close to the Lake of Como, is in the wise hands of the sisters Anna and Sissi, the third generation of the Pugnetti family, who founded the factory in 1946, just after the Second World War.

 

Maglificio GP, Italy

Things to know:

Maglificio GP has an archive with more than 5 thousand sketches, 1.500 thematic books, and hundreds of machining point and solutions.

The factory manufactures extraordinary garments using both the oldest handlooms, that still operate in all respects, and highly technological, latest-generation looms.

At the end of the manufacturing process, each garment undergoes a rigorous quality control carried on by highly qualified and experienced staff in order to ensure premium-quality standards.

Why we select them:

Maglificio GP is characterised by a rich tradition in the art of knitwear making. Craftsmanship and know-how, along with a strong Italian identity, distinguish the company, which operates with a fully certified production chain 100% made in Italy.

Artknit Studios and Maglificio GP share the same vision: to develop an ethically-sustainable business model that respect the community and the environment.

With its expertise, the company can run any yarn, realise any sketch, and process any knit stitch. This allow Artknit to be creative with its designs and craft unique knit pieces.

Cardiff Cashmere, Italy

Cardiff Cashmere is a cashmere manufacturer based in Biella, Italy. The company is a family run business with more than 50 years of experience in the textile industry. After more than three generations in the field, Cardiff Cashmere boasts a know-how that enables to produce superior-quality cashmere, rigorously made in Italy using only the World’s finest Mongolian Cashmere, which is known for its finest and durability.

Cardiff Cashmere, Italy

Things to know:

The noble fiber of cashmere inspired the birth and development of Cardiff’s business started in the 1980’s by a family of entrepreneurs from Biella.

They realized that cashmere was the maximum expression of quality and prestige in textile production.

Cardiff started out as knitting-yarns company, successfully presenting itself in the luxury clothing market, and standing out immediately for its unmistakable style of yarns and colours.

Why we select them:

Cardiff’s noble yarns are entirely produced in Biella – the industrial district at the pinnacle of textile excellence where technology and tradition combine to obtain the maximum efficiency in productivity.

We choose Cardiff also because their yarns are 40mm long – the longest to be found in nature – and this makes them be the most resistant to pilling and to high dimensional stability, even after several washes.

Coming from Chinese Inner Mongolia, the essence of all this yarn is the best cashmere to be found in nature

Giulia Brunetti Knitwear, Italy

Giulia Brunetti Knitwear is an innovative fashion brand that merges knitwear creations with nature.
Born and based in 2017 in Rimini, Italy, Giulia Brunetti Knitwear takes its name from its founder, Giulia, who has been dedicating herself to an innovative research on natural and recycled yarns, provided with professional certifications. Her research leads her to develop her own sustainable brand, where knitwear designs combine with Italian craftsmanship in an effort to contrast fast fashion and consumerism with a new fashion concept, totally transparent and sustainable.

The brand employs a fully certified OEKO production cycle – TEX and Health Textile that respects the human body and the environment by using natural fabrics derived from plants and health-certified dyes that are not toxic to the skin.

Giulia Brunetti Knitwear, Italy

Giulia Brunetti was born in Siena, Tuscany.

From a very young age, she displayed an incredible passion for drawing, which eventually brought her to Polimoda, the International Institute for Fashion Design and Marketing in Florence. After specialising in knitwear design, Giulia worked as a designer, a sampler and a production manager for important brands, both in Italy and abroad such as Isola Marras – interfashion, Liviana Conti, Terre Alte and Maglificio Da.Ni – SHESSO.
Now the young designer owns her own company. She is particularly committed towards social change, art and nature, which in turn inspire her and fuel her creativity. Through different shapes, soft colours and ethereal shades she creates unique geometrical landscapes, designed to be iconic and long-lasting.

In this era of fast fashion and overproduction, Giulia Brunetti Knitwear finds the inspiration, the reason and the will to start its revolution.

The brand is at the forefront of a new system of product development centred on the respect of the environment and human health, and on the promotion of social wellness.
Giuia Brunetti Knitwear’s philosophy is to combine Italian manufacturing quality with eco-sustainable means of production in order to fulfil unique creations that last in time, each one characterised by a distinct design and a specific identity. Every aspect of the garments, from the choice of yarns to the design, reflects the core values of the brand, in keeping with the concept of eco-friendly, fair fashion.

Industria Ambrosiana Filati, Italy

Based in Milan, IAFIL – Industria Ambrosiana Filati is a family run business founded in 1890. After more than 100 years in the field, Industria Ambrosiana Filati boasts a know-how that enables to produce and commercialise superior-quality yarns using only the World’s finest cotton, linen and silk with a specific Mark of Origin or a registered trademark.

Industria Ambrosiana Filati, Italy

Industria Ambrosiana Filati provides well-made and luxurious yarns that appear to be simple, but are in fact produced with refined creativity and severe testing.

Thanks to the high spinning technology and the great quality control, Industria Ambrosiana Filati obtains perfect fineness and precious hand feel. They take care of every detail and process, from the choice of the raw material to the supervision of the complete cycle, from the spinning, to the twisting, mercerisation and dyeing, up to the application of the Quality Control aimed at ensuring that the product complies with the requirements of the customer. Before delivery they carry out all the necessary checks, tests and measurements guaranteeing an excellent product, up to a long tradition.

In particular, IAFIL produces branded ELS (Extra Long Staple) cottons in a wide selection of colors. Among these, the Peruvian Pima cotton is worth a mention as it is so precious as to be known as the “Gods’ Cotton”. Their collection includes yarns that combine cotton with linen, silk, cashmere and wool, obtaining fine blends that give life to exclusive and unique, precious and natural articles.
In order to do so, Industria Ambrosiana Filati carefully selects fibres, checks fineness, length and cleanliness to obtain a resistant and clean product, capable of giving dyeing results of great value.

Industria Ambrosiana Filati believes in sustainability and corporate responsibility: this is the reason why yarns are accompanied by voluntary certifications that respond to very strict environmental, production and social protocols. Their product and process certifications guarantee attention to the protection and safety of workers, the environment and consumers.

Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy

Fibers, colors and a fine taste, but also traditions, the richness of a territory with a textile vocation, the pleasure of dressing, the love for beauty and ethics: it is to all this world that Vitale Barberis Canonico has been dedicating all its efforts since 1663, to produce the best Made in Italy fabrics for menswear.

More than three hundred and fifty years of history behind and a great desire to renew themselves, following the great transformations that are taking place in the fashion world and beyond, thanks to internet and globalisation

Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy

More than 350 years of history

The Italian fabric mill of Vitale Barberis Canonico established in 1663, in the northern Biella region. It has remained a family-owned business for 13 generations and in 2008 Alessandro, Francesco – the current creative director – and Lucia took over the management of the company, guiding it in the twenty-first century.

The success of the company dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, when Giuseppe Barberis Canonico on the wave of the Industrial Revolution chose to collaborate with the mechanised Maurizio Sella’s company. During the economic boom thanks to the strategic choices and the technological updating, the company consolidates the prestige of its image on international markets as well.

Vitale Barberis Canonico pays great attention to the earth

They monitor water consumption, dyeing processes, and quality of the purification treatment. After processing, part of the purified water returned to nature, while another part flows into an artificial lake where koi carps and goldfish live. Also, the use of original technological innovations has led to a general reduction in emissions even outside the plants. In the manufacturer decided to further increase its commitment to environmental sustainability by choosing to supply itself with the energy produced by the network of 33 hydroelectric power plants from Alto Adige.

Cappellificio Biellese, Italy

The art of the hat-maker is an ancient, noble and rare profession, which has to be handed down over time, renewing it without ever losing its precious milestones.

Cappellificio Biellese‘s  ancient roots date back to 1935, a time when hats production was at its core, thanks to the main role hats played in both male and female wardrobes – all the more if we refer to the Biella Textile District.

After experiencing a hard time in the late 50’s, Cappellificio Biellese came back on top again thanks to Alberto Benigni that in 2014 decided to give a new chance to a company with a deep potentiality.

Cappellificio Biellese, Italy

A recent story with ancient roots

In 1935 the art of hats played a role of absolute importance in both male and female wardrobes, precisely in the Textile District of Biella, known worldwide for its textile research. At that time, in the quiet village of Andorno Micca, a group of friends started the “Società Anonima Cappellificio Biellese”, a society whose production was based mainly on the realisation of very neat and elite hats.
The factory resisted the duties of the war period and continued to produce hats until the mid-fifties.
In 2014, Alberto Benigni, who for years had been working in the textile and men’s fashion sector, decided to take it back on top again and to create a new version of the small old company: this was the year when CB1935 was born, a new brand of premium quality fabric caps.

Born and raised in Valle Cervo, the green area close to the Biella Textile District, Alberto Benigni has a strong passion for quality clothing. A few years ago, while working as designer for a historic, internationally known hat factory, he decided to start a fascinating historical research on the hat making tradition of his land. His research among old documents, interviews with elderly craftsmen and incursions into textile companies, led him to rediscover the name of Cappellificio Biellese.

“All my work is the result of the Passion for my Territory, for the caps and fabrics”.
Today, thanks to the passion of Alberto Benigni the historic brand of Cappellificio Biellese comes back to life. Through CB1935 brand, Alberto produces and distributes his lines of hats and caps in premium fabrics and yarns. A journey that has just begun, yet already so rich in satisfactions.

Maglificio Marmaglia, Italy

Maglificio Marmaglia – a premium quality knitwear factory, focused on cashmere and extra-fine merinos – is based in Biella, one of the most famous textile district in the World, at the foothill of the Italian Alps.

The company was founded in 1972 and it is now at its second generation.

Maglificio Marmaglia is a family run business, flourishing year after year until taking care of all kind of knitwear, from woman, to man, kid and accessories.

The company  invests time and care in the development of their knitwear garments, in order to grant their durability and quality for life.

Maglificio Marmaglia, Italy

The company is run by the second generation of the Lusuardi family and counts on a small number of employees, but all textile professionals and skilled in knitwear manufacture.

Under Simona’s managment, Maglifico Marmaglia switched from a craft model to an industrial one, focused into high quality and luxury production. The company has flourished ever since, getting to be known everywhere for their qualitative knitwear garments and now taking care of almost all of the knitwear production coming from the textile district of Biella.

With just over 10 people in the team and a few STOLL machines, Maglificio Marmaglia takes complex design concepts and turns them into reality. They are artisans and they take care of the product by enhancing its quality.

Maglificio Marmaglia is using its expertise to create high-quality knitwear for a number of brands they are actually working with. For Artknit Studios, Maglificio Marmaglia made the first knitwear capsule developed in collaboration with the prestigious yarn maker Zegna Baruffa, based a few kilometres away from the workshop.

Il Filo d'Autore, Italy

Il Filo d’Autore is a small atelier based in Imola,North-East of Italy.

The strong passion for craftsmanship make Eugenia and Cristina – sisters and owners of the knitwear workshop – always sourcing for quality fibres 100% made in Italy.

Together with the strong attention to detail, the main prerogative of Il Filo d’Autore is wearability and modernity in style.

Il Filo d'Autore, Italy

Il Filo d’Autore is a family run business founded in the late 90s by two sisters: Eugenia and Cristina Benassi.

They both have been working since always at Il Filo d’Autore, where they are committed to transform a simple thread into an elegant art piece. As it happens in all most exclusive ateliers, Il Filo d’Autore professionally works manually, without the help of any engine machines. At Il Filo d’Autore, they give value to everything made by hands and with love, to those we love: hand knitted garments are their best sellers, as well as the best examples of their manual art.

Il Filo d’Autore‘s aesthetic is youthful but not eccentric, modern but with strong roots in tradition.

Il Filo d’Autore designs and manufactures high-quality knits and it is high skilled especially in knitting by hand. Thanks to such hand knitting skills, Il Filo d’Autore is crafting heavy-knit pieces for Artknit Studios, using all of their advanced skills.
Their garments are never boring or to be taken for granted, as there is always an unexpected hidden details to reveal a moment of joy.

Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A., Italy

Based in Biella, at the foothill of the Italian Alps, Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A. has been making quality wool since 1850. Founded as a wool spinning mill, the company has evolved into a renowned manufacturer of fine yarns supplying fashion houses around the world. Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A.’s quality foundations consists in technology, experience and protection.
The classic worsted yarns are produced entirely in the historic plant of Borgosesia (Vercelli) part of the textile district of Biella.
Here all the stages of the production process are made according to the principle of a full vertical integration.

The Quality Control Lab

The Quality Control Lab – credited by Interwoollabs – monitors all the raw materials and verifies the compliance with all the required parameters of fineness, length, fiber and cleaning. Quality checks are made on all the production cycles with the help of professional technicians and state of the art instruments.

Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A., Italy

“Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A.
has always been the most representative yarn brand of the global industry”

Among the classic, fancy and high performance yarns of the collection, the most known and appreciated yarn is their extra fine merino wool yarn that, since the early seventies, has changed the style and rules of the market thanks to its great versatility of knitting, offered in an extremely wide range of colors. The secret starts with the raw material: wool, selected with the utmost care, choosing only parts with a superb level of fineness and pureness. This is the only way to obtain the incredibly soft, absolutely white, light yarn that gives luminosity and fastness to every colour nuance.

In recent days Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia S.P.A. has been selected among the most representative Italian companies in the textile industry for productivity and ecological best practices.

For this reason they have recently hosted a delegation from the European Commission working on the revision of the BREF in the textile sector, to personally see a representative example of yarn production. BREF is the acronym to mean the collection of reference documents relating to the Best Available Techniques (BAT) of each specific sector, in terms of plant engineering, control and management of operations, sustainability and environmental impact.