Combing Facility, Romagnano Sesia, Italy
Pettinatura Lane di Romagnano Sesia was born in the nineteenth century and was initially used for cotton processing. After the Second World War the facility was converted to a wool processing facility and as of today it is the only remaining wool combing facility in Italy. Today it processes 8 million kilo’s per year, mainly fine wool especially RWS 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 high quality 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.
To create the highest quality finish all 8 million kilograms of greasy wool receive an additional wash cycle to remove the final impurities from the fibers. This reduces the weight of the tops and lowers the revenue but it is this dedication to quality that has and will distinguish Made in Italy from the rest.