The Zegna Baruffa roots began in 1850 in Borgosesia in North West Italy. Their speciality is the innovation and development of high quality yarns for knitwear. The Mill has patented many of its own creations and is renowned for championing cooler woollen yarns to be worn in the warmer seasons such as extra fine Merino. Throughout its history, Zegna Buraffa has perfected and developed new techniques and processes to produce yarns of the highest quality.
Tessuti di Sondrio
Established in Valtellina, in the heart of the Italian Alps in 1895, this family business is recognised as one of the great Mills of the world. Specialising in linen, hemp and cotton, Tessuti di Sondiro relies on premium raw materials and the local clear alpine water for washing, dyeing and finishing, producing cottons, linens and innovative mixes of extraordinary quality.
Troficolor Têxteis is a family-owned company established in the 1950s in the Oporto area. Originally focussed on the buying and selling of fabric, Troficolor soon developed their own printing, dyeing and finishing mill in the 60s. Nowadays they have become world renowned experts in selvedge denim and garment dyed cotton. Its expertise in sourcing quality fabrics has allowed us to develop new and exciting denim and corduroy ranges.
Somelos is a vertical mill located on a huge site in Ronfe, to the north of Oporto, Portugal. It was established 1958 specialising in the production of threads and yarns, which later developed into manufacturing fabrics and ultimately became a fully integrated business, with all the manufacturing dyeing and finishing processes under one roof. The Mill is renowned for developing cotton fabrics, cotton mixes and twills of the highest quality for clothing and furnishings.
Established in 1979, Emmetex is based in Prato, Tuscany, the textile capital of Italy. The family run business has earned a reputation for traditional craft and innovative development, with a sharp focus on sustainability. As early as the 1980s, the Mill began their production of recycled carded wool yarns, recognising the importance of reducing the impact on the environment. The company acquired a new division in 2003 to specialise in womenswear, allowing Emmetex to concentrate on fine cloth and fabrics, specifically for the menswear market.
Abraham Moon & Sons
Founded in Leeds, Yorskshire in 1837, Abraham Moon & Sons is one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in the UK. The Mill has built a reputation not only for superb quality, but also for the highest ethical standards; Wool is a natural, renewable, biodegradable fibre and this is combined with their commitment to zero waste, recycling and solar energy. The Mill supplies a range of soft woollen yarns, suiting materials and heavier weight woollen weaves for coats and jackets.
Established Como Italy in 1954 Olmetex is a world leader in the development of water-resistant and high performance technical fabrics. The factory has a weaving plant and finishing division, both highly technical and cutting edge, which has enabled the company to innovate and develop unique new fabrics and finishes. An internal testing laboratory ensures its products perform to the highest standards.
Marchi & Fildi
Founded in the late 60s by the union of two mills in the Biella area in Piemonte, Italy, Marchi & Fildi have always focussed on innovation and were one of the first to adopt open-end spinning technology. The mill focusses on production of yarns from natural and artificial fibres as well as high-tech, high-performance textiles combining natural and man-made fibres.
Candiani was founded in 1938 in Robecchetto con Induno, a small town located about 40 km from Milan. Now in its fourth generation, Candiani Denim remains family-owned and family-run, with a focus on producing high quality and most importantly, sustainable fabrics. Sticking to their three founding principles; sustainability, innovation and 'Made in Italy', Candiani are committed to making the future of denim production green and regenerative.