The fabrics used to give substance to ideas are selected from the best Italian and British suppliers.Very soft silk from Como’s famous silk factories and warm wool from the wool mills in Biella, belong to the world of jacquard and yarn-dyed fabrics. This is accompanied by the family of piece-dyed fabrics, with all the gusto and charm of traditional hand-printing, mainly realized in England. In fact, the company is one of the few that still uses hand-printed fabrics to make their own creations.From satin to gauze, from Oxfords to double warping, and then to basket weaves, twills, and reps. Many weaves are used to develop fabrics, in their multitudes of designs and colors, ready to be revived in the small masterpieces of craftsmanship created by Bigi Cravatte Milano.
Printed fabric, or “piece-dyed”, is mainly 36 ounce English twill. As tradition dictates, it is still hand-printed following a laborious process that ennobles the quality of the fabric. For a more substantial tie, which is still always hand-printed, a very fine 50 ounce twill is used. In addition to these exquisite fabrics, the collections also include a minimum of fabrics printed through inkjets, a new technology that involves an automated process.
Jacquard fabric, also called “yarn-dyed”, is created directly on the loom: the warp and weft work to form designs or strike-throughs. Mainly purchased in the area of Como, jacquard fabric can be made using different types of yarn, for example bourette, bouclet, knop, and others, all with different compositions.
The wool fabric used for neckties is mainly purchased in the area of Biella. In this case, as well, yarns of different compositions and quality, traditional wool, cashmere, Shetland, and Tasmanian are worked on frames that allow to obtain different weaves and designs. In our winter collections, wool is a good alternative to silk, for a warmer touch and a sportier look.