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Mood Autumn Winter 2017-18

Palette blu Autumn Winter 2017-18 collection

I am thinking of aurochs and angels, the secret of durable pigments, prophetic sonnets, the refuge of art. And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita. Vladimir Nabokov Symphonies from the historical archive of Lanificio Paoletti Textile collections from the Twenties: an inventory of fabric samples, a magnifying glass on the traces […]

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1920s Textile Collections

Weaving book

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable. What might have been is an abstraction Remaining a perpetual possibility Only in a world of speculation. What might have been and what has been Point […]

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Paloma: a story that starts with a name…

story making fazzoletto paoletti

In the last post, we told you about the amazing discovery of samples by the Spanish designer Paloma who worked at Lanificio Paoletti in the late 1930s. Studying his samples and others found in our company’s historic archive was the jumping off point for a workshop project for students of the fashion design courses at […]

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libro matricole impiegate lanificio paoletti

After the story of the military cloth, here’s another story from Lanificio Paoletti’s history, which — as is often the case — also came out of the memory of people long part of our company. This story is still shrouded in mystery, based on just a few clues. But, nonetheless, it has already resulted in […]

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Story of military uniform


We have a lot of stories to tell here at Lanificio Paoletti, and many of those stories are stored in the oral memories of our elders. Every so often one of them opens up their box of memories and harks back to that one time that… That’s how many of these stories end up coming […]

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