Production of high quality Italian artisan yarns

Cotonificio Olcese Ferrari is a major Italian textile business, founded from the merger of two historical companies in the sector, both high-quality Italian yarn manufacturers.

It is a dynamic and highly design-oriented manufacturer of yarns for weaving, hosiery, knitwear and tricot. The fibres offered range from cotton to wool, from silk to flax and other innovative fibres, both pure and mixed. These high-performance yarns are available in dyed and mélange form.

Italian industrial craftsmanship, high quality standards, production processes and life styles that focus on the environment and society are the key aspects that make it an internationally successful business.

Cotonificio Olcese Ferrari is a company that focusses on continual innovation on several fronts, designing yarns that meet the essential principles of sustainability. In fact, the company focusses on continued selection of new organic, biobased, biodegradable fibres that are recycled and manufactured using environmentally friendly production cycles. Cotonificio Olcese Ferrari engineers its yarns with attention to eco-design principles and a focus on recycling potential at the end of the product life cycle.

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Find out about the new story of the Cotonificio Olcese Ferrari yarn company, which began at the start of the last century

A manufacturer of artisan yarns, Cotonificio Olcese was founded in 1904 in Piancogno by the Milanese industrialist Vittorio Olcese. It is part of the history of Valle Camonica since the first working village was built alongside the company – a village that is as unequalled now as it was then.

Cotonificio Ferrari was established in 1919 in the province of Brescia, and soon became one of the major businesses in the area and beyond the national borders, attracting labour from the central and southern regions of Italy.