The production of high-range silk fabrics is directly managed at the head office in Lurate Caccivio, where the raw materials arrive to be processed.
Silk production in the Como area dates back to the fifteenth century, when it was introduced into Europe from the Far East. That was in the time of Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, who gave a decisive impulse to the rearing of silkworms and the processing of the fibre. Thus began a development which, from the seventeenth century to the present day, has made Como the area par excellence for the production of fabrics with wonderful designs and colours, destined to dress popes, queens or important figures in the world of finance and culture.
With the development of the company on new markets and the exponential increase in the request for its items, the company has searched for new suppliers in the country where the art of cultivating silkworms and processing the fine thread has an even longer history: China.
Reliable partners were found there, who share the company’s decisions linked to sustainability and guarantee an excellent level of quality of the raw material, enabling Tessitura Attilio Imperiali to continue producing high-range items for its ever more demanding customers, both Italian and international.
The production focuses on two main sectors: footwear and clothing.
In both sectors, the production is aimed at the leading designer names on the market, who are constantly in search of exclusive articles to use in their creations: from the lightest fabrics, such as organza and chiffon, to the heaviest, such as the finest satins, without forgetting mixed fabrics which, starting from chains of silk, are made with the weft in various fibres, for example cotton and wool.
Quality control is very strict and envisages up to 5 checks: from the fabric that comes directly off the loom to any later processes, right up to the final control before shipment to the customer.
On the customer’s request, the company can make customised fabrics and products that can start from the development of the article created on the basis of specific requirements, or from processes to be applied to the fabric later, such as printing or embroidery.