Talking about sustainability
with Lanificio Bottoli

The green work in progress

Lanificio Bottoli was founded in 1861, a history that goes back five generations. A leading manufacturer of patterned fabrics for high-end clothing (outerwear) and home accessories, the company now exports to 21 countries through a network of 14 agents based in the territory. The company premises immersed in the countryside extend over 5,000 square metres with a daily output of over 2,500 metres of fabric. The keys to Lanificio’s success, in addition to its excellent raw materials (from merino wool to cashmere), are its vertical production (all processes such as carding, spinning, warping, weaving, finishing, etc. are carried out in-house) and sustainability.

Indeed, Bottoli is a pioneer in the use of woollens in only natural fleece colours and plant-based dyeing. Doing away with a dyeing department leads to considerable energy savings and respect for the environment, while the electricity used at Lanificio is generated from renewable sources. For years, Bottoli has been conducting research into natural and innovative fibres, which it uses solely with plant-based dyes, such as catechu, chestnut and the wonderful indigo.

Constant research into innovative fabrics, highlighting the value of craftsmanship and sensitivity to the territory and the surrounding environment are the common thread linking the company’s past, present and future.

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