We are proud to be working with some of the best artisans, sustainability pioneers, textile innovators and heritage producers in the industry.
Akalroop was established by Taruna Magan, a nature enthusiast and entrepreneur with a background in Human Resources. Her dedication lies in reducing the environmental impact caused by the extensive production, consumption, and disposal of synthetic textiles. Akalroop is renowned for its handwoven fabrics, featuring silk, cotton, and linen materials.
Bernasconi Biseta is a family-owned company founded in 1985, in the silk district of Como, one of the main silk production hubs in the world. Unlike most companies in the district, which predominantly focus on printed silk fabrics, Bernasconi specializes in the production of high-quality Jacquard fabrics. Originally working as a supplier for other Italian textile companies, Bernasconi has changed direction in recent years – now working directly with the creative offices of major international high-end fashion brands.
Berto Textile Industry was founded by Giuseppe and Egidio Berto in 1887 in Bovolenta, a small town in the province of Padua. Initially, the company produced fabrics for sails used in nearby Venice, but throughout the 20th century it diversified into various sectors, including workwear, home textiles, shirt fabrics, and ultimately denim. Today Berto is known for combining a rich history in textiles and denim with a commitment to excellence and innovation. The company proudly uses energy-efficient looms that result in significant energy savings and a reduction of CO2 emissions on an annual basis.
Besani was founded in 1969 by three partners, of which one – Alberto RIVA – still runs the company today. Since its inception, the company has specialized in designing and manufacturing high quality knitted cotton fabrics made for ready-to-wear garments and sportswear. Their fabrics are known for the use of dyed and mercized Filodiscozia yarn (Lisle yarn), which yields very high-grade cotton jersey with unique characteristics of brilliance, softness, and resistance to pilling.
Cloudwool® is an innovative range of nonwoven fabrics for fashion made from pure British wool. Launched by Martin Brambley and Yolanda Leask’s Doppelhaus Ltd., the brand works with a local supply chain and uses nonwoven techniques typical of technical textiles, including needle felting. The aim of Cloudwool® is to, once again, make pure wool fabric accessible for the mass market of fashion. Doppelhaus believes that good quality textiles should be available to all.
The business of Comistra began in 1920 in Prato, a region renowned for wool and cotton recycling, dating back to the second half of the 18th century. Since its inception, Comistra has committed itself to excelling at the craft of recycling high-quality wool to make melange wool yarns used for woven fabrics – something which they continue to this day.
Faliero Sarti is a heritage textile company established in 1949 in Prato, Italy. Since its inception, the company has focused on establishing themselves as a key player in the rising market of alta moda and prêt-à-porter, by specializing in high quality raw materials and exceptional finishings. Today, Lanifico Faliero Sarti continues to be recognized for their outstanding level of craftsmanship and use of the finest natural fibers.
Founded in 1996 by a collective of entrepreneurs, Gruppocinque is a textile company based in Como, renowned for its production of woven and jacquard fabrics. With the advantage of having direct control over a state of the art set of woven and jacquard looms, the company quickly grew and invested in building a network of the best local production partners, finishing and dyeing facilities.
Libeco has a rich history dating back to 1858, being originally established as a trading house in Kortrijk and later relocating to Meulebeke upon the establishment of their weaving mill. They have gained recognition for their dobby woven textiles, which find applications in interior design and fashion.
Luigi Ricceri is a family owned and operated mill, founded by Luigi Ricceri in the heart of Prato’s renowned textile district, has established itself as a global leader in the production of premium natural fabrics. Distinguished from other mills in the region, which typically focus on mid-range fabrics made from recycled wool fibers and synthetic blends, Luigi Ricceri sets itself apart with its unwavering commitment to crafting top-tier, responsibly made textiles.
Maggia is a family owned and operated knitting mill that was founded in the 18th century, in Biella, a famous Italian textile hub. The company specializes in the manufacturing of knit fabrics on circular looms for the high-end and luxury fashion sectors, in which they are a leading supplier for top Italian and international fashion labels.
MOTIF is a heritage fabric producer with over 20 years of experience. They specialize in helping designers create their own signature, sustainably sourced fabrics through training and access to their well established network of loyal, fair trade certified artisans in Bangladesh. MOTIF’s sustainable fabrics are hand woven with yarn recycled from local garment factory waste, GOTS organic cotton, and other natural materials.
Lanificio Paoletti was founded in 1795, in the historic village of Follina, where the skill of wool-making was introduced during the Middle Ages by Cistercian monks’ masters of fulling, a technique to wash and felt woolen cloth. Today, the mill is one of the oldest textile companies worldwide and is run by Paolo and Marco, the tenth generation of the Paoletti family. Paoletti specializes in a vertically integrated process for carded wool production, utilizing carding, spinning, twisting, warping, and weaving machinery.
Raddis® is a “SYSTEM-BRAND” and stands for Radically Disruptive. The Raddis®System is actively reshaping the textile supply chain into value networks – from seed to finished product. This innovative hybrid collaboration model has been initiated by the GVK Society – a forward-thinking impact organization that combines entrepreneurship with social responsibility aiming to create market-driven regenerative value networks. The Raddis®System directly collaborates with indigenous smallholder farmers in the Eastern Ghats of South India, with a focus on women’s empowerment in regenerative food and fiber landscape that utilizes Raddis®Cotton as an accelerator of multiple positive impacts.
Serica was founded in 1870 in Follina, located in the region of Venice, which has been famous for its silk production ever since the time of Marco Polo. What originated as a spinning mill in the 1940s evolved into a weaving mill which serviced a number of third parties clients in their supply chain. It later expanded its business to offer the sale of fully finished fabrics. Today, the company is part of a group composed of a weaving facility in Follina and a finishing facility in Como – the current-day silk printing district of Italy.
Shimogawa Orimono is a Japanese heritage manufacturer with over 73 years of experience. They are known for contributing to the international recognition of Kasuri, a traditional Japanese fabric which has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. The company is actively facilitating collaborations with textile designers, fashion houses and artists outside of Japan, adapting the traditional technique to the clothing designers’ creative requirements.
Studio Masachuka Limited was founded by Japanese-born garment maker Masahiko Morikawa. As clothing makers, they utilize a variety of tools and materials on a daily basis. They meticulously select the finest tools from Japan for their products, allowing them to confidently offer what they use every day.