Knit Club 2015

KNITCLUB, the section showcasing quality knitting mills is stronger than ever

KnitClub is growing. It is the Pitti Immagine Filati area featuring quality mills, and it was created to bring together an increasingly impressive and important selection of Italian and international knitting mills that can interpret our visitors’ technical and creative desires. It is a valid opportunity for “market encounters” among knitwear manufacturers and buyers, designers and the style bureaus of the world’s most famous names in fashion who have long been coming to Pitti Filati. KnitClub is a program that fuels ideas and supports more advanced integration of the entire production chain, and it is presented exactly at the right time for the international knitwear industry.

BRUNO ATELIER

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“Alluring fabrics and knits”. This is the slogan launched by Bruno, a leading manufacturer of fabrics, samples and customised packaging for the fashion sector and industry.
Bruno has consolidated experience in the production of knitwear over the years, with its customers, the market and its trends and with new technologies.

Investing in ideas and innovation, this is the strategic line that has enabled the company to achieve important business objectives. 

BURNS & FACTORY

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We as BURNS & FACTORY CO.,LTD., is the only Tokyo's factory which can "make the garments out of a single yarn". We mainly make knitting fabric for outer ware with circular knitting machine, and produce the garments with respect for woven fabric garments. Our knitting machines are Mayer&Cie and OUQUET from German, but we alter many parts and now it's only one in the world. With these alternation, they can do the special combination of yarn count & gauge, and it leads to unique hand feeling of fabrics. Besides, the natural stretch of these jersey fabric make "Less stress clothing comfort". We have many variation such as heavy double face for coat to very light double face. Especially for cashmere double face fabric, we have achieved to quite high quality hand feeling and has been recognized by high class brands. We use T.P.S sewing machine which can make the garments without seam allowance, and that maximize our quality of fabrics. We concentrate for the "creation of quality products." And Japanese consideration heart is in our products.

We face to creation with honest mind, and always aiming to step to next level. We aim for the creation which we can say "Made in Japan" with full of confidence. 

Clouds was set up in 1998 by its two founding members, friends matilde and carlo. she is passionate about cinema and science fiction while he loves cooking and good living. They share the same aspirations with a focus on high-quality work and absolute perfection in packaging a product. So much so that clouds, with its factory in bastia umbra, has become a reference point for increasingly demanding customers.
 

its strengths are research into and development of processing techniques and the valuable support offered to the style offices, which are provided with valid studies for producing samples. In addition to classic knitwear, clouds supplies exceptional yarns, such as cashmere in particular colours, with a crumpled appearance, fabrics made from the same yarn with leather and fur inserts, garments that are elasticated thanks to the use of lycra. for clouds, the concept of fashion comes close to a real “laboratory of ideas”: “Our aim is continuous growth, with one eye on the evolution of the markets and the other always on research into materials. details are our secret weapon.” 

ELLYNORE

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For over thirty years, Maglificio Ellynore has been producing knitwear, boasting highly qualified workers that make it possible to interpret the needs of the style offices of the most important luxury brands in the best possible way.
The autumn-winter 2016/17 collection, developed in complete harmony with the trends proposed by the Spazio Ricerca at Pitti Filati, offers up knitwear that combines the company’s handcrafted expertise with innovative industrial technology.
 

The knitwear, designed for the catwalk, is developed within the company in its various phases, with treatments that emphasize the material aspect and fine quality materials such as cashmere, angora and merino, cottons, through to technological fibres and natural blends with elastomers. 

ELSA CARLANI CASHMERE LAB

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Even when she was a small child, Elsa Carlani nourished a curious and creative spirit, spending a lot of time observing and helping her mother who worked as a seamstress. And it was her mother who passed on to her those first technical notions and a passion for fashion. After a few jobs in little local firms, in 1977 Elsa Carlani decided to set out on a career in business and founded the SMAIL company.
From that moment on, for the next 22 years she devoted her energies to developing and growing the company, which achieved considerable success on the Italian and international markets during that time. In 2000, at the height of her career, she decided to start a new, completely independent project and, with the collaboration of her daughter Alessia, she opened a business in the full cottage-industry spirit: this is how ELSA CARLANI cashmere lab came about, mainly carrying out technical and interpretational consultancy for creating prototypes and complete samples, and on producing garments for women, men and children and furnishing textiles.

The emphasis placed on quality, research and innovation, but especially the versatility in processing techniques and use of materials, enables ELSA CARLANI cashmere lab to work for several of the top-level fashion brands. 

GLI ANGELI TRICOT

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Producing women’s knitwear, Gli Angeli Tricot garments have comfortable shapes, with a loose fit for a modern conception of style that is relaxed but attentive to trends. Travel is the main source of inspiration and research, for collections that are based on fine yarns like mohair combined with sequins, alpaca, gauze, enhanced with special processing. 

LINEA ADANI

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Producing women’s knitwear, Gli Angeli Tricot garments have comfortable shapes, with a loose fit for a modern conception of style that is relaxed but attentive to trends. Travel is the main source of inspiration and research, for collections that are based on fine yarns like mohair combined with sequins, alpaca, gauze, enhanced with special processing. 

MAGLIFICIO CAPELLI

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Founded in 1995 in the province of Ravenna, Maglificio Capelli srl deals with the contract manufacturing of top quality total look knitwear for men, women and children. A product with a handcrafted flavour, rich in detail and customisation, made entirely in Italy. Founded by Gilberto Capelli, since its inception, the company has always had a special vocation and passion for research, thanks to its ongoing partnerships with designers and customers, from the choice of raw materials through to the fit, with a particular sensitivity to trends.
With a showroom boasting over 2,500 garments, the technical and design staff keep in contact with customers to ensure that all information is controlled, communicated and implemented, interpreting the ideas of the designer in the creation of prototypes and samples.
Their production now boasts innovative, complex techniques, such as the packaging of mixed knitwear and fabric garments, matching garments, teaseling and matting treatments.

 

www.maglificiocapelli.it 

MAGLIFICIO GOTTARDI

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Based in the province of Reggio Emilia, Maglificio Gottardi S.r.l. is a historic knitwear company founded in 1979. Owned by the Gottardi family for three generations, it originated as a workshop. The company designs and contract manufactures knitwear lines for prestigious names in international distribution. The study of lines, yarns and colours is entrusted to the capable hands and minds of the artistic directors, who have always helped keep Maglificio Gottardi in step with the times. Research and technological innovation meet quality – all products are designed, manufactured and packaged entirely in Italy – expert craftsmen – following the entire garment production process step by step – and professionalism have gradually helped this small family-run business obtain international recognition. 

MAGLIFICIO PINI

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Ever since 1977, Maglificio Pini’s expertise and professionalism have been a reference point for the most prestigious brand names in international fashion. With over 30 years of experience, and with its highly-qualified staff, its creativity and great technical skills, Maglificio Pini has been able to build stable collaborative partnerships that allow it to work alongside clients to realize and make concrete the stylists’ ideas.
 
Maglificio Pini turns knitwear into an out-and-out art, done with passion, care and a craftsman’s precision. An important part of the production consists of processing cashmere, especially 18-gauge. But that’s not all: Maglificio Pini produces garments in wool, cotton, silk, linen and viscose, and it can also work with organic and ecological yarns, with a view to supporting environmental awareness.
 

At Maglificio Pini, technology is cutting-edge: machines are renewed every year to ensure that top quality items are produced with the most modern and advanced processes. Its constant investment in technology testifies to the great emphasis Maglificio Pini places on new trends in the sector. 

MAGLIFICIO PISANI

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Ever since 1972, Maglificio Pisani has been a benchmark for brands wanting to develop high-quality knitwear products using only natural yarns, especially cashmere and top-class wools. With its careful attention to the details that finish off the garment, and its research and technological innovation, it combines a craft-working tradition with the new requirements of the market.

Drawing on its creativity and versatile design function, each year the Maglificio Pisani collections are renewed and enhanced with knitwear items for men and women as well as accessories such as rugs and cushions, offered to those clients who are looking for concrete proposals that they can customize and make their own.  

MAISON NEW CLUB

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Maison New Club works alongside its clients, starting from the study and development of the collections right down to delivery of the products, via research into current fashion trends and great care taken in choosing yarns, knitting stiches, prints, embroidery and accessories – all strictly “made in Italy”.
This painstaking work translates into the possibility of putting the client’s ideas into practice, with accuracy and precision, following different instructions, styles and target prices. To help this process along, they have a showroom supplied with garments and trends that are always at the cutting edge of fashion.
 

Within its organization, Maison New Club has a sampling department available where tests on knitting stitches and yarns are carried out, and paper patterns and the first prototypes are quickly produced. Externally, it has a vast number of collaborators and subcontractors with widely varying types of machines for weaving and making up garments. 

Maison New Club works alongside its clients, starting from the study and development of the collections right down to delivery of the products, via research into current fashion trends and great care taken in choosing yarns, knitting stiches, prints, embroidery and accessories – all strictly “made in Italy”.
This painstaking work translates into the possibility of putting the client’s ideas into practice, with accuracy and precision, following different instructions, styles and target prices. To help this process along, they have a showroom supplied with garments and trends that are always at the cutting edge of fashion.
 

Within its organization, Maison New Club has a sampling department available where tests on knitting stitches and yarns are carried out, and paper patterns and the first prototypes are quickly produced. Externally, it has a vast number of collaborators and subcontractors with widely varying types of machines for weaving and making up garments. 

MAGLIFICIO MGS

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The MGS company has specialized in producing external knitwear since 1979, offering a complete service to fashion brands, retailers and private labels, from developing the collections to creating the finished product, with a focus on quality and cost-efficiency.
 

Technical ideas, great research, and style are the hallmarks of a pattern-book that’s constantly being updated, with innovative materials, processes, stitches, finishes, dyes and embroidery. All this is made available to clients, supporting their individual creative process with a complete internal prototyping department – from CAD to treatment/ironing – to respond to their various needs. 

With a presence on the market for over 35 years, the Ommy s.r.l. knitwear factory can successfully fulfil any request for a knitted garment, with all types of stitch and gauge. With its experience, highly specialist staff and range of machinery, it has become an active partner in the production of knitwear for third party brands. The professionalism shown by Ommy s.r.l. during its many years in business has made it a company to be relied on by the best fashion brands and yarn-producing factories, both in Italy and worldwide, where it creates a climate of mutual respect and trust and performs a valuable role in the production and marketing of “made in Italy” knitwear. 

TEODORI

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Vita, the mother of the brothers running the company, loved knitting when she was an adolescent. She had a small machine only 60cm long and she used to sell her garments to the local people of Angeli di Rosora in the province of Ancona. In 1949, at the age of 19, she visited Milan for the first time and bought her first real knitting machine. In 1959 she began to organize her activity in a more systematic way by setting up a small workshop and later expanding and producing on an industrial scale, without losing the craftsmanship and skills involved in the traditional way of making knitwear in the Marche. Thanks to the creation of this business and the special relationship formed with those who worked for us, we have become like one big family. For this reason Vita obtained recognition from the Local Authorities for being a pioneer in her field and for promoting female employment.
 
We purposely use our father’s surname TEODORI as the company’s own brand name as it met with such great success during the Italian economic boom of the 60s and contributed to the popularity of the Made in Italy trend in the world. In the early 60s Teodori knitwear with the brand name LIFE was already being sold in the USA by Vita. Thanks to her overwhelming passion she managed to overcome both the distance and language barriers. In recent years the company has managed to adapt itself and respond to the new demands of the market. We now produce for other companies, prepare private collections and develop sample ranges for top designer labels. They choose us for our expertise and skill, the quality of the materials used, the research and care taken over the detail.
 
All Teodori garments have a long tradition born in an agricultural area and it is thanks to these humble origins that the Teodori Knitwear Company is what it is today. Our secrets, techniques and creative skills together with a passion for our work and the quality of the materials used, make for a truly authentic product. We are a second generation family run business present in over twenty world markets. Even though we are continually developing the company we still keep true to our cultural origins. The Teodori Knitwear Company has always made good use of the opportunities markets have offered us so as to increase our business acumen and expand our distribution and production. We are always very keen to share our success with all those who work with us.
 
THE COMPANY
The Teodori Knitwear Company has become an industrial partner for many ‘total look’ companies by completing their range with a supply of knitwear. We provide these companies with expert knowledge of the product, guiding them to make strategic choices in style, materials and techniques. We help with the work process and finishing touches as well as the marketing and distribution of the product. We research the demands of the market and assist in selecting a wide range of quality materials.
 
WORK PROCESS
Fundamental to the Teodori knitwear process is the research carried out which leads to the development and innovation of our artistic and creative skills. Our company has over sixty years experience based on traditional craftsmanship which has now been developed to incorporate modern and innovative techniques. The whole process is carefully controlled by a team of experts from Pesaro to Perugia via Macerata.

TOUS LES GARCONS

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Tous les Garcons, a company operating in the knitwear sector, was set up in 1989 in Carpi, driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of Stefania De Caroli.
By giving support to its clients and offering itself as an active partner in the prototyping and industrialization phase, the company has over the years created a blend of craft-working techniques and modern production processes, carried out entirely in Italy, thanks to the collaboration of a staff of skilled professionals. These elements make each commissioned collection unique, because of the ongoing research into trends and cutting-edge technologies.

For this edition of Pitti Filati, Tous les Garcons previews proposals for yarns for A/W 16-17, already offering a starter collection to take clients into the design phase. 

VENTANNI

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The Ventanni knitwear factory has been operating in the textile sector since 1989, producing knitwear manufactured entirely in Italy.
The company has made a conscious choice to keep the cottage-industry characteristics of its work and to focus on Italian manufacture, without outsourcing it. In this way, product quality-standards have been maintained over the years, and the knitwear produced still has those distinguishing features that make the “Made in Italy” label synonymous with elegance.
The company is equipped with a creative department and an implementation department. The first is in charge of the aesthetic part, devising original models, and the second is responsible for implementing the designs.  

With its skilled staff and modern equipment, Ventanni is able to guarantee relatively short processing times. The quality of the materials, the precision in the finishes, the beauty of the garments and the speed of production are the elements that have contributed to making the factory grow over the years.