Savoir-faire

Lanificio F.lli Cerruti

The three Cerruti brothers founded Lanificio Cerruti in 1881, a spinning and weaving factory based in Biella.
Using the exceptionally pure water to wash and dye the wool, the company quickly became known for the quality of its fabrics. The wool, from Australia, was used to produce exceptional fabrics, including twill, canvas, flannel, tweed and cashmere, all of which had an impeccable drape and remarkable softness.
As part of their partnership with De Fursac, the Cerruti textile mills have for the first time developed fabrics of exceptional quality (Super 130, Super 150 and Turbo 180) exclusively for one brand, providing De Fursac with some of the most exquisite fabrics in the world.

Boggio Casero

Luigi Boggio Casero began his career as a draper in 1970, producing textiles for the most prestigious women's brands.
In the early 1980s, when "Made in Italy" fabrics earned worldwide recognition, the company decided to focus its production on high quality and innovative fabrics for men and women: Super 120, 150 and 180 wool; mohair and silk; wool and cashmere, flannel etc.
Exceptional quality fabrics such as two-ply Super 120 or wool poplin were developed by De Fursac.

T.G. di Fabio

Lanificio TG di Fabio was established in 1995 when its founder, Fabio Taglia Galoppo, formed his own company, leaving the family-run business, Taglia Galoppo, which he had managed in Biella for several years.

The quality of his fabrics combined with the use of innovative materials has made this draper a leading name in the international luxury ready-to-wear market.

Lanificio F.lli Bacci

The philosophy of Lanificio Fratelli Bacci is to ensure continuity between the past, the present and the future. Involved in the textile industry since 1916, the company is now run by the fourth generation of the Bacci family.

The synergy between past experience and new technology results in the development of exceptional qualities, as a result of inter-generational savoir-faire and the use of the most luxurious of fibres, such as Superfine Cashmere, Mixed Blended Cashmere/Wool, Angora, Baby Camelhair and Superfine Wool.

The great strength of Lanificio Fratelli Bacci is the fact that their textile production is fully integrated in their workshops in the small village of Brozzi, near Florence. Lanificio Fratelli Bacci makes its savoir-faire available to De Fursac by supplying the company with a selection of fabrics of exceptional quality.

Zignone

Gilio Zignone, a businessman with a real passion for fabrics, started out in the 1950s only to become, twelve years later, a leading wool manufacturer.

His speciality - flannel and merino wool from Australia and New Zealand - is of the highest quality. In 1964, he decided to associate his family name with the fabrics he produced, making it the company's brand name.

Today, the third generation of the Zignone family focuses on constant research and innovation, without losing sight of its primary objective, that of quality.

Larus Miani

Guglielmo Miani started working in his small tailor's workshop in Milan in 1922. He opened his first shop in 1929 on Via Manzoni and the second in 1954 on Via Montenapoleone, which today is still the flagship store of the Larus Miani luxury brand. The company became the largest Italian importer of English fabrics in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

In the early 1970s, the period when the famous French and Italian designers came to the fore, Larus Miani began creating a collection of fabrics made from natural fibres.

Today, Larus Miani continues to produce some of the most luxurious fabrics in the world.

Loro Piana

Based in the region of Biella in Italy, the Loro Piana family established its fabric trading business in the early nineteenth century, specializing in woollen fabrics.

In the mid-twentieth century, the family founded Lanificio Loro Piana and began to develop business relationships with haute couture and luxury brands.

Loro Piana soon became known as the international expert in cashmere, vicuna, merino and extremely fine wool.

Limonta

The House of Limonta was founded in 1893 in Costamasnaga, a neighbouring region of Come where the oldest textile traditions in Europe continue to flourish. Having diversified into jacquards, tapestry, quilted cloth, velvets as well as other fabric varieties, Limonta has developed extensive know-how in textile manufacturing and is recognised for the excellence of its craftsmanship.
The Limonta strategy has always been to increase the quality of its fabrics through cutting-edge finishing processes. Limonta is one of the few Houses to have incorporated induction, flocking, resin impregnation and coagulation into the factory, as well as the use of a wide range of plants for fabric finishes. The house quite rightly deserves its position at the forefront of fabric development and specialist procedures.
Over the last few years Limonta has made advances in new segments such as technical fabrics for rainwear, ultra-light cottons and sham-silk nylons. In this way Limonta continues to affirm its know-how while constantly developing it further.

Subalpino

The story of Subalpino started in 1975 in Biella when its founder Luciano Zanone decided to open his factory with the goal of producing a unique collection of natural fibres.
Ever since then Luciano has been a supplier of beautiful fabrics produced in the Biella region. In harmony with the evolution of the textile industry Luciano also decided to produce his own collection. Thanks to years of experience and know-how he’s created a brand based on the uniqueness of his products.
Subalpino has become an internationally acclaimed House, known for its production of some of the most exclusive and unique fabrics in the world.
The House is currently managed by the second generation of Zanones: brother and sister Paolo and Monica who supervise design, development and the production of a wide range of fabrics.
Specialists at producing checks, tartans, seersucker, wools and organically treated cottons, the innovative fabrics produced by the House of Subalpino have made it a favourite supplier among luxury fashion houses.