The Canepa group is a world leader in high-end silk manufacture, a position augmented by its production of supreme quality textiles made from other natural fibres such as cashmere, wool, cotton, linen and hemp. The process of weaving, finishing and producing the finished garment is entirely carried out in Italy: Canepa products are 100% “Made in Italy”.
The Canepa group was founded in 1966, but its roots in the silk industry go back to 1930 with the Canepa family’s entry into the Serica Lombarda company, which was in turn the product of the technical know-how and creative skills of a business which had been present in the Como province since the beginning of the 20th century.
The group is overseen by Elisabetta Canepa, and run by the Canepa and Saibene families.
The company has a global presence and has commercial relations with the biggest international retail, sportswear and luxury brands. Furthermore, Canepa also produces textiles for furnishings and owns the brands Fiorio, La Rana and Gallieni which sell ties, scarves and bathing costumes. The company also handles distribution licences for national and international brands.
In terms of finished garments, annually 1.2 millions neckties and 700,000 scarves are produced as well as 300,000 “swim and non-swim” articles, made by the beachwear division. The company annually produces around 3 millions linear meters of jacquard fabric, on over 160 looms and ensures superior quality through its cutting-edge technology.
A library of over 15,000 antique books with designs for clothes and accessories also offers unique inspiration.
The company has grown significantly of late, characterized by the continual innovation of its processes and products due to the registration of numerous ecological and industrial patents, like SAVEtheWATER – Kitotex.
Canepa was the first textile business worldwide to endorse the Greenpeace Detox campaign for a transparent fashion supply chain, free of toxic chemicals.
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