WEAVING EXCELLENCE DIARIES
When it comes to luxury shirting, Albini is certainly at the very pinnacle of prestige, producing some of most sophisticated and premium-quality shirting fabrics in the world with a fully integrated, innovation-minded and quality-focused approach. It is no wonder that Albini, a veritable purveyor of innovation and excellence, has entrusted the weaving of its fabrics’ intricate designs with the finest or most special yarns and with the most complex structures, exclusively to Itema technology.
Albini Group, with seven plants, including four weaving mills, and more than 1,300 employees, is the largest European manufacturer of high-quality exclusive shirting fabrics and all its weaving machines are, in the words of Mr Silvio Albini, “100% Itema.”
Itema is proud to have a long-standing partnership with Albini, which is one of our oldest and most loyal Customers. Itema and Albini have worked closely to develop and perfect the rapier R9500, which ensures Albini the utmost versatility and flexibility needed to weave its exclusive, top-of-the-line shirting fabrics.
From carefully selecting and, in some cases, directly cultivating raw materials, such as Giza 45 (also known as the “Queen” of all Egyptian cottons), to continuously researching and developing superfine yarns in the finest yarn counts and as many as 20,000 different fabrics per year, Albini injects excellence, innovation and passion in every step of its production process. Weaving is no exception—in fact, all four Albini weaving mills are fully equipped with the most modern looms offered by Itema, which can handle the finest and most special yarns, even with the most complex structures. When only the best will do.