For three generations Lanificio Zignone has dedicated itself to wool with passion, constant imagination and hard work. With a production entirely centred in the region, we carry on the local wool culture with new ideas and an open mind for an authentic Made in Italy in sync with today’s world. Tradition and innovation are the warp and weft of our commitment. Zignone fabrics bring together the best Biellese expertise with today’s needs in terms of style, comfort and respect for the environment. This contemporary vision has made our brand a permanent presence among those who supply to major Italian, European, American and Asian clothing brands.
The Z in our brand stands for Gilio Zignone, a fabric maestro, merchant and industrialist. A native of Trivero, Zignone moved to Biella to open an important fabric wholesale business operating at a national level. His substantial knowledge of fabrics guaranteed him success and heeding the advice of clients he became a textile producer under the name of Lanificio Mucrone. The business moved to Strona in the 1960s. It is here, in 1968, that Lanificio Zignone was born. After twenty years of consolidation, his daughter Luisella Zignone, now the President, took over the management reins together with her brother-in-law Giuseppe Patti. The company moved forward with investments in machinery and expanded its commercial network, especially abroad.
The origins: the enterprise of Gilio Zignone
From fabric merchant to major wholesaler and flannel producer. The extensive experience of Gilio Zignone gives life to Lanificio Mucrone.
The start of Lanificio Zignone
The move to the present facilities in Strona in 1968 formally marks the birth of the wool mill named after its founder.
The purchase of Filatura Spaider
Lanificio Zignone begins consolidating its business in the local area.
A new spinning mill
The production activities are further developed with a renovated plant for Spaider.
The supply chain is complete
Investments in production continue. Lanificio Zignone takes on the finishing phase in order to control the entire production process.
The wool mill produces 2.5 million metres of fabric and exports to 46 countries.
Zignone’s international approach, one that is full of energy, is expressed in the direction pursued today by brothers Luca and Matteo Patti, who have taken on the entrepreneurial and production activities. In recent years the wool mill has increased its commitment to R&D and invested significant resources in technology, unveiling to the market new fabrics and special treatments with results that have been appreciated by many clients. Thanks to this effort, production has long followed the highest standards for quality control and care of the environment – a sincere priority here in Strona.
Thanks to its youthful management, Zignone knows how to combine the continuity of a family-run business with the need to innovate, a vital link between the past and the all-important focus on emerging trends. Stylistic research is a strength of the wool mill, which relies on the many talents of its Creative Department to interpret fashion in the brand’s collections. The same inclination towards innovation distinguishes Zignone in commercial decisions and in the tools it uses to communicate. The many creative collaborations with illustrators, photographers and videomakers recount the wool mill’s desire to experiment with today’s different styles.