Selecting the correct fabrics and cloths is essential to creating sartorial menswear. Quality fabrics can define and shape your outfit or drape whilst creating natural benefits from the composition. Fabrics can easily suit different occasions and seasons whilst also having their uses across many clothing categories.
Loro Piana has been a world leader in fabric manufacturing for nearly 100 years and was founded in 1924 by Pietro Loro Piana in Quarona, Italy. The family-run business has been making fine fabrics for six generations of skilled craftsmanship.
Below we discuss in more detail exactly why we use luxurious Loro Piana fabric across our clothing collection.
Did You Know? Loro Piana produces over five million metres of fabric each year.
Based in northern Italy, Loro Piana produces textiles and luxury goods using the world's finest, rarest raw materials. The pursuit of excellence has been its mission since it was established in 1924.
THE HISTORY BEHIND LORO PIANA
The Loro Piana family actually began trading wool in the early 1800s across northern Italy. However, it wasn't until 1924 when Pietro Loro Piana officially registered and founded Loro Piana & Co, the current company.
After the war, Pietro's nephew Franco took over in 1941, and it's here where the firm began to establish its reputation as a supplier of premium wool and cashmere textiles for a growing haute couture industry, locally within Italy but also abroad. Then, in the 1970s, Sergio and Pier Luigi Loro Piana took control of the company, diversifying into luxury goods and developing an international retail arm.
The company's success is down to a mixture of its time-honoured traditions and state of the art technology, enabling them to offer fabrics that are renowned for their peerless quality. All of the Loro Piana's fabrics are made in Italy to the highest standards of craftsmanship and sartorial excellence.
WHAT MAKES LORO PIANA FABRIC SO SPECIAL
Loro Piana is truly the epitome of luxury menswear, and has set the benchmark for the world’s finest yarns and fabrics. This standard is thanks to its tireless investments in raw materials and production, and continued technical innovation.
What sets Loro Piana apart from other Italian mills is the control and precision across every production stage to its high standards, from the collection of the natural fibres, right down to the delivery of its finished products to its partners. Additionally, Loro Piana’s commitment to the sustainability of their exclusive fibres has resulted in long term projects and investments to safeguard the animals and their natural habitats.
Loro Piana fabrics and products can be seen across premium global fashion brands due to their reputation and quality. This enables the fabric supplier to constantly research and develop new fabrics and products right from the source. Loro Piana is known for its unique raw materials to produce world-renowned textiles and exceptional luxury goods.
Aside from the sourcing of fabrics, Loro Piana's production quality is also second to none, ensuring all its products all meticulously crafted in Italy by some of the country's most skilful artisans. Tradition and innovation inspire the company's uncompromising vision of quality.
WHAT FABRICS DO LORO PIANA OFFER
Loro Piana offers a vast collection of delicate fabrics to suit any tailored or premium garment, ensuring sustainability within the production process.
Loro Piana prides itself on sourcing the very finest, rarest raw materials the world has to offer, including unique cashmere from baby goats in northern China and Mongolia, vicuña from the Andes, extra-fine Merino wool from Australia and New Zealand and lotus flower fiber from Myanmar.
Flannel has always been the preferred choice for our wool separate trousers and Loro Piana, offer the most refined version. The addition of cashmere within the blend gives them a softer handle, superior drape and brings a bit of luxury to your every day outfits.
You will find many textured Loro Piana fabrics used in our collection, typically across wool and cashmere blends. Loro Piana fabrics are ideal for impeccable suits, jackets and trousers that drape perfectly, offering you a wide selection of refined fancies, mélanges and solid colours.
Lori Piana fabric is the ideal partner mill for Rampley & Co, as we look to serve gentlemen who appreciates unique quality and sustainable origins. The choice of fabric and blends from this iconic Italian mill make then the perfect choice for our clothing collections. From delicate cashmere to fine merino wool, each fabric is designed and created with luxury at the forefront, taking you through all life’s occasions.