Combing Facility, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
Pettinatura Lane di Romagnano Sesia was born in the nineteenth century initially for cotton processing and was converted to a wool processing facility after the Second World War. As of today it is the only remaining wool combing facility in Italy and processes mainly fine wool, especially Merino with a fineness between 17 and 19 microns.
It is here that our greasy wool or “sucida” from the Congi station is washed carded, combed and finished into a strip of worsted woolen tops. The fresh Alpine water of the Monta Rosa glacier used in the washing process is treated by an internal purification plant to ensure the return of clean water when released back in to the Sesia river.