Lanificio Luigi Colombo is the world leader in the production of cashmere and noble fibres fabrics.
The research of raw materials, high technology and long experience in craftsmanship are the distinguishing features of a philosophy where values become culture and culture becomes quality.
It's the simple story of a difficult job.
About 250 tons of raw materials are shipped every year directly from Mongolia to the Borgosesia plant, where they are put in production about two years later. It is a long journey that represents the end of the constant research carried out directly by the family in order to select the best raw materials.
The decision to cover thousands of kilometres to reach faraway, climatically inhospitable places and the relationship with the Mongolian communities that is renewed each Spring, are the expression of the passion that this family has for noble fibres.
Everybody working in the textile division and in the luxury goods division is well aware that the know-how of transforming the best fibres in the world has been handed down for generations.
At Lanificio Colombo every employee is aware to be handling the best raw materials in the world. It is a know-how that has been handed down for generations and covers the transformation of raw materials, both in the textile and ready-to-wear divisions, in semi-finished and finished products.
The finishing process is carried out thanks to technologically advanced machineries designed by the engineering team of Lanificio Colombo.
Quality is expertise acquired over decades of experience and innovation that Lanificio Colombo’s R&D department continuously updates.
The water of the Sesia river, thanks to the absence of calcium and magnesium salts, gives yarns and fabrics a unique quality through washing, dyeing and finishing. This unique gift of nature has allowed Valsesia to be a protagonist in the history of the wool industry.
Lanificio Colombo uses the precious water in the production processes by adopting all the most advanced systems for water saving.
A technologically advanced purifier then returns it to the river in its total integrity.
Dry thistles, skillfully used, gently lift the hairy surface of the fabric in order to obtain "zibeline", a tridimensional effect. Thanks to this artisanal process the textile division of the company is famous all over the world.
The vocation for quality implies continuous controls and needs the skilful hand of people that work with passion.
Three generations, between tradition and modernity, have devoted their lives to the pursuit of excellence. A way of being, an attitude of doing business that finds its utmost expression in transforming noble fibers into fabrics that are the protagonists of the history of luxury.