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Lanificio Paoletti’s carded wool yarns

A detail of the carding machine

How does a fancy yarn take shape? After mixing the wool flocks, the fancy effect that will characterize the yarn is not homogenously blended, the colours that compose the mélange effect can still be distinguished in different blocks. After one day and one night’s rest, the coloured wool fibres, separated and blended, are ready to […]

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Lanificio Paoletti’ s fancy yarns recipe

First half of 20th century woollen felt

How is a colour created? To create each coloured thread, at Lanificio Paoletti wool staple fibres of different colours are intermixed, and all the pigments are carefully selected and blended like in an artist’s studio. This is the secret of this potpourri of different shades that characterizes our mélange wool fibres. The skill of wool […]

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Ready-to-wear S/S 2016: fabrics from Lanificio Paoletti on the catwalks for the womenswear collections

Lanificio Paoletti fabric for Lanvin

Which will be the fabrics of the 2016 ready-to-wear spring summer? Lanificio Paoletti’s summer tweed on the catwalk for the 2016 spring/summer ready-to-wear: rustic bases with sparkling inserts, contrasts between unbleached and synthetic yarns, from maxi motifs to ton-sur-ton micro-weavings. Texture Alber Elbaz breaks the fluidity of the surfaces of Lanvin’s 2016 spring summer/collection with a […]

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Renewal Begins with Tradition: Tweed

New coloured tweed Lanificio Paoletti a/w 2016 collection

Before Follina, Scotland’s famous river Tweed was home to some of the earliest known examples of carded wool, which was used primarily to stuff jackets and coats in preparation for the frigid hunting and fishing seasons. The sporty clothing, that was so monikered after the Scottish river, gave an irregular appearance quite similar to the […]

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Exclusive wool fabrics of the Paoletti Wool Mill for Alberta Ferretti and Moschino


PATCHING THINGS UP: American pioneers of the patchwork technique coined it so because they literally took patches of old cloth and sewed them together to make intricate patterns in a single, large fabric. Although patchwork has been practiced since ancient times, America transformed the pastime into a truly organic culture, evolving from the ‘needle and […]

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