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A culture of wool and research: the identity of textiles made in Italy

Two centuries of experience, an in-depth knowledge of working with wool, and the development of a truly unique product identity

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Andrea Paoletti with his sons Paolo and Marco

Lanificio Paoletti was founded in 1795 in Follina, and is still run by the same family more than 200 years later. We specialize in the complete production of carded wool yarns and textiles, from start to finish, with an eye to preserving traditional materials and techniques, and to incorporating contemporary influences. Our mill is an active center for the exchange of ideas, research and experiments, from our exclusive study of weaves and colors to the implementation of procedures that marry craftsmanship with modern, industrial sophistication.

We derive inspiration from our extensive collaboration with universities and accomplished young artists, architects, fashion and product designers. We lead initiatives to value and share knowhow, such as La Via Della Lana event, which celebrate the “Wool Route”.

We are also in the process of harvesting wool from an almost extinct, organically raised variety of sheep indigenous to this area. We believe in supporting and sustainable using our local resources.

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A textile mill with two hundred years of history

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The Archive – The company’s heritage: a source of innovation

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Design and development – Textile design: research and custom products

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Raw materials – The nature of wools from different countries

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Photography:

Martina Bernardi

Nico Covre

Francesco De Luca

Annalisa Durighello

Anthony Wallace

Cooperativa Fardjma

Photography & video:

Mattia Mionetto

Illustrations:

Federico Segat

Project, graphic & code:

Studio Blend