Doing things well. Very well..
Our job is to select and process textile fibres and wools that our customers’ talent can then transform into beauty, elegance and well-being.
We manufacture traditional and innovative combed and carded yarns for elegant and casual knitwear in both classic and high-fashion colours that are at once delicate to the touch and hard-wearing. We produce colours for every season, for every line and for every combination: a rich palette of timeless colours and ever-fresh hues in which it is easy to find solutions to flesh out your ideas. We offer a broad range of products and services tailored to meet our customers’ needs.
Attention, amenability, efficiency.
We constantly monitor market trends so that our customers can always find the product best suited to interpret their creativity.
We set our sights on optimising our company’s organisation, production and distribution in order to guarantee unwavering quality, continuity in innovation, flexibility and timely service for large and smaller customers alike.
Doing things well. Everything. Always.
Doing things well also means constantly monitoring our materials and our production cycles while showing care for the environment. All our products are certified and meet the most stringent standards in terms both of the quality of our raw materials and of environmental safeguards.
AN ITALIAN LEGEND
Lanerossi: the flower of tradition.
The Lanerossi brand is the pride of our group. It is exciting to be the guardians of the legacy of a company that blazed a trail both in Italy and abroad.
Lanerossi’s history begins in 1817 with the establishment of the Rossi wool works in Schio in the north of Vicenza province. The founder was Francesco Rossi. His son Alessandro turned the business into one of Italy’s leading industries.
For years the name Lanerossi was a synonym of well-being, elegance, warmth and intimacy, with its fabrics, blankets, clothes and yarns disseminated throughout the world. Today the Lanerossi brand ennobles our yarns with its prestige.
Well structured, a model of efficiency.
Filivivi srl, established in 2005, is the product of a joint venture between the Gruppo Marzotto, the home of Lanerossi knitwear since 1987, and the Gruppo Verzoletto, owner of the Manifattura Lane Folco, the leader of the market of merino-acrylic blend knitwear yarns. The underlying aim of the venture is to combine tradition with innovation, quality with efficiency and a dynamic approach with reliability. The Fraver Spa (Gruppo Verzoletto) acquired a 100% stake in Gruppo Filivivi in 2014.
The company’s headquarters and dyeing facilities are situated in Alte Ceccato (Vicenza) and Verrone (Biella), while its spinning mills are located in Botosani (Romania) and Kaunas (Lithuania). The group’s impressive yearly output gives it in a position of the greatest importance on the market.
THE INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE
A multi-coloured thread linking ideas to products.
The production is based on three lines designed to offer the widest of choices to meet the requirements of every category of customer. The company’s offer is enhanced by its three crucial characteristics: constant reliability, ready availability, and spirit of service.
100% merinos wool yarns, carded yarns. Under the dual banner of tradition and excellence for maximum satisfaction.
Wool-Dralon® blended yarns: a vast selection of colours, quality and uniformity of output and an efficient stock service. Under the dual banner of reliability and organisation for maximum efficiency. Also, thanks to the Folcolor system, customers can choose among the over one thousand nuances in our swatches and receive dyed yarns promptly thanks to our efficient direct delivery.
Innovative products, blends of technical and noble fibres and yarns for weaving. Under the dual banner of technology and innovation for maximum originality.
A living thread linking the supplier to the customer.
Quality lies also in timeliness. We invest a large part of our resources in an intelligent policy based on in-warehouse stock and on the direct management of product delivery to the knitwear factories selected by our customers. We meticulously cultivate what we consider to be one of our fundamental resources: interpreting and anticipating our customers’ needs and preparing to meet those needs in the fastest and most functional way possible.
You create. We offer your the tools to avoid repetition.
SUSTAINABILITY: the choice for today and for tomorrow
The concept of sustainability has long been an integral part of Filivivi’s ethical heritage and its operational horizon. This means attention to production processes as well as the method with which natural resources are utilised. An awareness that reflects itself on product and company development projects, on both long and short terms, which regards all processing, from the selection of raw materials up to logistics
All treatments carried out in our establishments scrupulously respect the regulations aimed at protecting human health and the environment. The company has long since set the goal of reducing its environmental impact below what is required by the regulations.
All treatments carried out in our factories comply scrupulously with the Reach regulation, the European system for the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical substances designed to protect both our health and the environment. Our priority in the selection of chemical products, necessary for production, is to identify and select the safest ones for the environment and health.
Our wools meet the Woolmark standards and comply with the immuno-environmental requirements specified in the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification system. Our monitoring also extends, needless to say, to the complete sanitisation of the workplace, depots, warehouses and transportation. The acrylic fibre employed in the wool-acrylic blends of Folco and Filivivi collections is solely the German made Dralon, produced with a multiple decades long policy of extremely high attention towards the reduction of the CO2 footprint.The Dralon production process also employs an extremely low quantity of water (6lt/kg 80% of which is in any case recycled afterwards), and recycles 90% of its production waste. Furthermore, the production facility is equipped with a biological treatment of air discharges that guarantees a 40% reduction of energy consumption.
Filivivi obtained Oekotex sTeP certification after a process od thorough analysis and audits that has embraced all sectors of organisation and production activities. This confirms the tangible results of Filivivi’s commitment for sustainability. Concerning emissions and work safety, Filivivi production facilities pursue revised and periodically updated self defined targets, more ambitious than national and European norms.
Special attention is paid to energy consumption that are covered on an increasing measure from “in house” renewable energy. Filivivi has plans for a significant increase in the usage of renewable energy in the upcoming 5 years, thanks to already allocated investments. In the same period, a plan already in the implementation phase will grant a significant reduction of energy consumption, thanks to interventions both on the production machines and on the lighting of workplaces
Great attention is equally paid by the company to the social aspects: firstly and dutifully, towards safety standards in work places which allowed to obtain a very low number of accidents and injuries at work. Correctness of the salaries, full involvement of the collaborators in the company activities, thanks to a bidirectional communication policy, and the pursuit of a collaborative atmosphere, renders Filivivi a company with a low turnover of personnel, which says a lot on how the company is appreciated by its own employees
Sustainable products – Lanerossi Green
Today Filivivi and its production facilities are certified Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), and Filivivi offers a sustainable yarn collection with the Lanerossi brand.
GOTS is recognised as the most important standard for sustainable production of garments and textile products made of natural fibres from organic farming, such as organic cotton or organic wool. It is a certification protecting the customer, accepted in all major markets
GOTS guarantees complete traceability: all the material must come from certified organic farms. In addition, the protocol severely limits the use of chemicals potentially harmful for the environment or the health, from the harvesting to the subsequent manufacturing phases. Finally, the protocol provides for verification of compliance with corporate ethics in terms of social guarantees, labour protection and equity, also under the salary profile, on the workplace.
GOTS certified products from Lanerossi Green line are: Amico Bio and Woolcot Bio
The RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) protocol as well guarantees the complete traceability of raw materials and supply chain, It certifies that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly. The protection of soil health, biodiversity and native species, as well as the responsible treatment of the animals that have to be free from all deprivation, are essential.
RWS certified product from Lanerossi Green is Amico Eco
Some Significant Dates
- From 1993 both Folco and Lanerossi began to systematically certify its own products on the basis of Oekotex 100 standard.
- From 2005 Filivivi was amongst the first companies to, regularly upon request, offer “mulesing free” wools.
- From 2008 Amico Bio, a 100% organic merino yarn is introduced in collection. After 2017 this product has been GOTS certified, thanks to the development of a new type of treatment that does not use chlorines.
- From 2013 Filivivi uses Bluefinder of Bluesign, instrument that helps in the selection of non harmful chemical agents.
- From 2017 Filivivi and its production structures have been certified GOTS from ICEA ( cert-nr. 2017- 020)
- From 2019 Filivivi become an Oekotex sTeP certified company.