Bottoli Wool Mill
The activity of Bottoli Wool Mill began in 1861 at Ceneda,( named Vittorio Veneto after it merged with Serravalle in 1866), when its founder started a cloth and blanket weaving industry. The wool mill is specialised in the production of wool and other print fabrics in natural fibers to distinguish their textiles from those of the other firms in the district.
Tradition, quality and an innovative approach based on research have been the Firm’s guidelines since it underwent renewal in 1987.
In 2002 the project ’ Lanaitaliana stile di vita’ (Italianwool: a lifestyle) was born involving the recovery and upgrading of the whole made-in-Italy production stages and the use of the best merino wool in the area.
On the meadow adjoining the factory next to the banks of the river Meschio some specimens of dark-coated sheep Sopravissane, an endangered breed, can be seen grazing. After being carefully selected, the specimens breed in sheep farms located in Abruzzo,Marche and Umbria. From such specimens the Wool Mill obtains the raw material for its non-dyed valuable fabrics enhanced by fibers that keep their morphologic features unaltered. The entirely Italian processing stages guarantee an excellent, unique product that enhances the items manufactured with Bottoli fabrics.
The rediscovery of tradition led the Firm to an innovative research approach which resulted in the production of valuable, technically unique yarns such as Lanalight by Bottoli, which exploits the resilience of the fiber to obtain a light carded yarn (196 g/sm) in pure Italian merino wool. The bioethical line proposes a hemp fabric made in Italy, a natural material that protects the body from electromagnetic radiations, an extra fine worsted, besides a lambswool material and more, since season after season the Firm develops new products like a fabric in cotton mixed with one obtained from milk, and, for the next seasons, a fiber obtained from seaweed.