Textiles

Our World in Textiles

Since 1910, working with the finest fibres in the world. This is their origin.

The very best garments can only come from the best natural resources. And the best natural resources need to be cared for. The same way we care for people, so we do for animals and their home. A positive and fair relationship with global communities and the environment has been essential for Zegna’s success in producing the finest fibres in the world.
The Zegna Textile Division
Zegna is one of the most specialised luxury companies in Italy. Looking forward to the future while respecting the past, the Group has continued to accelerate its strong and profitable growth trajectory by acquiring specialised manufacturers to produce fabrics and materials of unparalleled quality. These luxury textiles are used by Zegna and other global luxury brands. The acquisition of these historic Italian manufacturing companies allows the Group to form a total Textile Division that celebrates the enduring craftsmanship of Made in Italy. Consequently, new fabric standards have been set and new construction methods have emerged in the luxury men’s tailoring and casual industries.
Lanificio Zegna
Founded in 1910, the Zegna Wool Mill has been the backbone of the company’s success and is renowned internationally for the world’s finest textiles. Four generations of the Zegna family have led textile success by carefully balancing science with nature and craftsmanship with technology. As a result, the Lanificio has pioneered sophisticated men’s fabrics that are lighter, smoother, more refined, and with improved performance and functionality.
The complete production process is carried out by Ermenegildo Zegna – from raw material selection to finishing. This facilitates our journey towards zero waste and helps us identify innovative new sustainable processes. It allows us to be fully responsible and accountable for what we sell to our customers, from start to finish. Located in the Italian Alps, the local mountain rivers carry purified water that wash the Zegna Wool Mill’s fabrics and give them a particularly soft finish. Commitment to quality and the use of modern technology to back up artisan craftsmanship is our living tradition, linking past, present, and future.

Tessitura di Novara

Tessitura di Novara

Tessitura di Novara, a company specialized in high quality silk weaving, was acquired by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group in 2009. The historic Italian manufacturer was founded in 1932 and has since become a leading producer of pure silk and other high-end natural fabrics. Thanks to the unparalleled quality and uniqueness of its textiles, Tessitura di Novara’s customer portfolio includes many of the most important international fashion brands. With its combination of artisan skills and innovative technologies, Tessitura di Novara has seamlessly integrated into the Textile Division of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.

Bonotto

Bonotto

In 2016, the Group acquired a majority stake in Bonotto, a fourth-generation textile manufacturer based in Molvena, Italy. Founded by Luigi Bonotto in 1912, the brand celebrates the Slow Factory movement against mass production at low cost, focusing instead on handcraftsmanship and traditional techniques. Bonotto is characterised by the creative and experimental dimensions of their fabrics. Inside the factory there are 18,000 works of art from the Bonotto Foundation, which inspire the production processes and make Bonotto an authentic "creative source" of fashion textiles. The brand consists of a style centre devoted to research and development, a weaving and warping plant, as well as a dyeing and finishing plant.

Cappellificio Cervo

Cappellificio Cervo

In 2018, the Group acquired ownership of the historic Cappellificio Cervo, a hatter in Biella, Italy, with over 150 years of history. It is one of the few companies where it is still possible to observe all the steps of making a hat. Each phase, from blowing to finishing, is carried out within Cappellificio Cervo's laboratory, including the careful decoration work. By continuing to use original machinery from the 1800s, tradition and innovation combine to create elegant felt hats for prestigious worldwide luxury brands.

Dondi

Dondi

In 2019, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group acquired the majority shareholding of Dondi. Celebrating its 50th year in business, Dondi is a leader in manufacturing high-quality jersey fabrics for men and women, all Made in Italy. Through this acquisition, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group not only strengthens its standing in women’s fabrics, but also achieves a sizeable expansion in the specialisation of its own textile supply chain.