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Cashmere: The Most Noble Wool in the World

We have all heard of cashmere: the noble textile fibre par excellence, used for the manufacture of high fashion garments and accessories. In Italy, the homeland of cashmere is certainly Biella. Here the major luxury producers of iconic luxury brands are based, along with lesser known manufacturers who spin and weave this precious wool,...

Jersey – the fabric made famous by Coco Chanel

The world of fashion never stands still and in this period of time practicality and comfort are the watchwords for those dealing with clothing. To meet this need, we have expanded our catalogue to include a huge selection of jersey material. There are 137 to choose from - Just click here. Thanks to the...

The worsted wool fabrics

The worsted wool fabrics are the finest. They are made from long fibres, which make it possible to obtain finer yarns which are not "hairy" As well as being very pleasant to the touch, thanks to their softness, they are also fresh, light, bright, very resistant to wear and partially waterproof. Combing consists of...

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Wool characteristics, types and processing

INDEX: Classification and Types of Wool. Wool Characteristics. Categories of wool fabrics: Worsted wool, Carded wool and Fulled wool.  Wool: Characteristics, Types and Processing Wool is a highly regarded natural animal fibre which has been used since ancient times. The reasons for its varied usages are to be found in the peculiar characteristics of...

La storia del distretto tessile biellese

History and origins of the Biella textile district

I.T.B. Fabrics The marque of excellence in the Biella textile district. The production and processing of yarns and fabrics in the Biella region has ancient origins which can be traced back to pre-Roman times. The reasons for this are to be found in the area’s natural environment. Located in the foothills of the Alps,...

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