Vitale Barberis Canonico is an Italian family-owned fabric mill which has been in production since 1663. The founder, Ajmo Barbero established the company and it has remained in the hands of the Barberis Canonico family ever since. Producing quality fabrics for centuries, the company saw huge expansion in the 1920’s, exporting their materials across the world into America, India and China, as well as throughout Europe. In 1936, the official brand of Vitale Barberis Canonico was established, and the company has since continued their reputation for producing excellent fabrics. 2013 saw the 350th anniversary of the mill, and today the company is run by the 13th generation of the family, headed by Alessandro, Francesco and Lucia Barberis.
Using only the finest materials, Vitale Barberis Canonico produces rich yet functional materials used in the production of high quality garments across the world. Merino wool from Australia and New Zealand, cashmere from China and mohair from South Africa are spun and woven to create luxurious finishes without exception. With such a strong heritage in fabric production, Vitale Barberis Canonico today combines classic elements with an innovative outlook which results in fabrics of not only the highest quality but also of the highest function. Their most famous material is the flannel wool cloth, known for its insulative and hard-wearing properties. Vitale Barberis Canonico also ensures that this material is soft and comfortable for everyday wear. Similarly, the mohair blend fabric is lightweight and insulative, finished experty to produce a beautiful sheen. Other cloths feature important qualities such as water resistance, soundproofing, breathability and crease resistance, allowing for ultimate wearability as well as a luxurious feel.
Vitale Barberis Canonico is contactable via their website.