Lanificio Paoletti since 1795 (TV)
In the romantic Follina, a jewel of industrial archeology hosts one of the oldest Italian wool mills, manufacturer of exclusive fabrics for the coolest fashion brands on earth: Armani, Chanel, Lanvin, Valentino just to name a few…Founded in 1795 and owned by the same family for 10 generations to date, the factory has really made history by surviving the arrival of Napoleon, going through two world wars and “defeating” the advent of synthetic fibers, always true to the greatest respect and love for the ancient wool weaving art. Today, the Paoletti family continues to search for the best raw materials (such as Mohair, Cashmere, but also the Alpagota sheep from Veneto), using the best and most traditional techniques in order to take the “fiber art” to the highest level of craftsmanship.
Where: Follina, a small town near Treviso
Why: one of the most representative Italian industrial archeology buildings in the field of fashion, where you can discover the secrets of the world most exclusive wool fabrics (and buy them!) and visit the remarkable historical archive, a collection of rare fabric pattern books from the 19th century
How: call and book a private tour of the factory. Upon request, it’s possible to arrange for an appointment with a fashion designer for a made-to-measure outfit (just contact us for advice).
Via Cartiera 2
31051 Follina, Treviso
+39 0438 970335