Visits to local yarn, weaving, dyeing and recycling sites - BY INVITATION ONLY
Made in Italy fabrics excellence
Lanificio Ricceri, founded 1925, is one of the most important textile companies in Prato. It includes all the stages of processing such as wool washing, carbonizzo, carded spinning, twisting, dyeing and finishing. They are very involved in environmental sustainability issues, and in creation of a chemical management system aimed at reducing chemicals in production processes, in line with main brands’ requirements.
For more information: http://www.lanificioricceri.it/
Linea Più Italia
World leader in the field of yarns for the knitwear industry
Lineapiù has done much to revolutionize the history of knitwear, starting in 1987, when it presented the first 100% viscose yarn. Since 1975, Lineapiù has created over 4,000 yarns, over 30,000 knitted swatches and thousands of experimental knitted garments. This wealth of materials is preserved in the company’s historical archives.
For more information: http://www.lineapiu.com/en/
Urban trekking to visit Prato’s Industrial Archeology; an approximately 2km long don’t miss-circuit! During the tour you will visit some of the most fascinating abandoned textile factories:
- Lanificio Calamai
- Il Fabbricone
- Cimatoria Leopoldo Campolmi
- the former Fabbrica Lucchesi