Fibre e filati pregiati

FINE FIBERS AND YARNS

FINE FIBERS AND YARNS

Fibre e filati pregiati - Filati Biagioli Modesto

VALORIZATION AND RESEARCH

A continuous endeavor that Modesto Biagioli, the founder of the company, personally initiated in the 1960s when he embarked on a journey that took him to the far reaches of the Far East. To this day, direct contact with shepherds allows us to recognize, appreciate, and above all, selectively choose only the best fibers. For this reason, each individually pre-selected batch, upon its arrival, undergoes meticulous analysis before being integrated into our production process.

CASHMERE AND BABY CASHMERE

NOBLE FIBERS

Cashmere, the golden fiber of the textile world with unique characteristics, is obtained from combing the Capra hircus. The best quality, defined as the finest and longest fiber, white in color, is produced in the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, particularly in the Alashan County. High-quality white and colored fiber is also collected in the Chinese regions of Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, and Tibet.
In the Republic of Mongolia, the northeastern regions produce fine and very long brown and light grey fiber, while white fiber is produced in the southern desert regions.

To survive the harsh temperatures of these lands, the goat has developed a second layer of soft and ultra-fine undercoat, covered by a thicker and coarser hair. This undercoat, also known as the Duvet, is the cashmere. The Duvet acts as a true thermal insulator: a fiber intricately linked to the harshness of the climate in which the goat lives.

CASHMERE AND BABY CASHMERE

Cashmere, the golden fiber of the textile world with unique characteristics, is obtained from combing the Capra hircus. The best quality, defined as the finest and longest fiber, white in color, is produced in the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, particularly in the Alashan County. High-quality white and colored fiber is also collected in the Chinese regions of Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, and Tibet.
In the Republic of Mongolia, the northeastern regions produce fine and very long brown and light grey fiber, while white fiber is produced in the southern desert regions.

To survive the harsh temperatures of these lands, the goat has developed a second layer of soft and ultra-fine undercoat, covered by a thicker and coarser hair. This undercoat, also known as the Duvet, is the cashmere. The Duvet acts as a true thermal insulator: a fiber intricately linked to the harshness of the climate in which the goat lives.

vicuna

VICUÑA

The Vicuña is a wild animal that inhabits the Puna, the plateau formed by the division of the Andean Cordillera, spanning the territories of Peru, Bolivia, and the northern part of Argentina, at altitudes ranging from 3,500 to 5,000 meters above sea level. It is the smallest of the South American camelids, considered sacred even during the time of the Incas when its precious fleece was reserved exclusively for weaving the garments of the kings.

The adult animal produces a very small quantity of fiber, around 250 grams of a uniquely fine and extraordinary fineness reaching 12 microns, explaining its unparalleled exclusivity. Its shearing is strictly regulated and allowed only every two years when, with the arrival of spring, the sacred moment comes for the animals to be gathered according to the ancient ritual of Chakku, accompanied by chants and traditional music, before being returned to the wild nature.

VICUÑA

The Vicuña is a wild animal that inhabits the Puna, the plateau formed by the division of the Andean Cordillera, spanning the territories of Peru, Bolivia, and the northern part of Argentina, at altitudes ranging from 3,500 to 5,000 meters above sea level. It is the smallest of the South American camelids, considered sacred even during the time of the Incas when its precious fleece was reserved exclusively for weaving the garments of the kings.

The adult animal produces a very small quantity of fiber, around 250 grams of a uniquely fine and extraordinary fineness reaching 12 microns, explaining its unparalleled exclusivity. Its shearing is strictly regulated and allowed only every two years when, with the arrival of spring, the sacred moment comes for the animals to be gathered according to the ancient ritual of Chakku, accompanied by chants and traditional music, before being returned to the wild nature.

vicuna

CAMEL

FINE FIBERS

Camel fiber has been used since ancient times for its miraculous properties: it was applied to painful areas of the body to alleviate symptoms of various conditions such as arthritis, neuralgia, and rheumatism. Bactrian camels, originating from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, are known for their long and shiny coat and the distinctive two large humps. During the shedding period in spring, the younger specimens are brushed, and both the outer layer and the undercoat are collected, then combed to separate the coarser hairs from the finer and more precious ones.

The yield of these young specimens is quite modest, only about 700 grams per year. The resulting precious yarn is particularly soft and warm, offering superior comfort and maintaining a constant body temperature. This valuable fiber protects against overheating and is hypoallergenic, often compared to the finest natural fibers and used in the textile industry as a luxury material.

CAMEL

Camel fiber has been used since ancient times for its miraculous properties: it was applied to painful areas of the body to alleviate symptoms of various conditions such as arthritis, neuralgia, and rheumatism. Bactrian camels, originating from the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, are known for their long and shiny coat and the distinctive two large humps. During the shedding period in spring, the younger specimens are brushed, and both the outer layer and the undercoat are collected, then combed to separate the coarser hairs from the finer and more precious ones.

The yield of these young specimens is quite modest, only about 700 grams per year. The resulting precious yarn is particularly soft and warm, offering superior comfort and maintaining a constant body temperature. This valuable fiber protects against overheating and is hypoallergenic, often compared to the finest natural fibers and used in the textile industry as a luxury material.

yak

YAK

The Yak is a large bovid that lives at altitudes of up to 6.000 meters, spanning regions such as Mongolia, the Tibetan Plateau, the Pamir, and the foothills of the Himalayas. Individuals residing at higher altitudes develop a very thick and long coat that almost touches the ground. Yaks are protected animals and considered sacred by indigenous populations, who care for them with love and utilize their milk for sustenance and their fur for fiber production, even collecting naturally shed fur in grazing areas or caught in bushes.

At the end of winter, yaks undergo the annual combing of their coat, through which a soft and valuable fleece is obtained, comparable in fineness to cashmere.

On average, each adult Yak produces less than 1 kg of undercoat per year, while younger specimens yield only a few hundred grams. The value, merits of the fiber, and the soft elegance make Yak an integral part of our collections.

YAK

The Yak is a large bovid that lives at altitudes of up to 6.000 meters, spanning regions such as Mongolia, the Tibetan Plateau, the Pamir, and the foothills of the Himalayas. Individuals residing at higher altitudes develop a very thick and long coat that almost touches the ground. Yaks are protected animals and considered sacred by indigenous populations, who care for them with love and utilize their milk for sustenance and their fur for fiber production, even collecting naturally shed fur in grazing areas or caught in bushes.

At the end of winter, yaks undergo the annual combing of their coat, through which a soft and valuable fleece is obtained, comparable in fineness to cashmere.

On average, each adult Yak produces less than 1 kg of undercoat per year, while younger specimens yield only a few hundred grams. The value, merits of the fiber, and the soft elegance make Yak an integral part of our collections.

yak

FRENCH LINEN

Linen is the oldest textile fiber in the world. Of plant origin, it is a biodegradable and hypoallergenic fiber, and its cultivation does not deplete the soil but rather preserves it. Additionally, it is an antistatic material, so it neither attracts nor retains dust and has excellent moisture absorption capabilities: it can retain a mass of water equal to its dry mass, making it well-suited for dyeing.

Linen, being an insulating and thermoregulating material, can be used throughout the year, and due to its high resistance to wear, garments made with this extraordinary fiber are destined to endure over time.

FRENCH LINEN

Linen is the oldest textile fiber in the world. Of plant origin, it is a biodegradable and hypoallergenic fiber, and its cultivation does not deplete the soil but rather preserves it. Additionally, it is an antistatic material, so it neither attracts nor retains dust and has excellent moisture absorption capabilities: it can retain a mass of water equal to its dry mass, making it well-suited for dyeing.

Linen, being an insulating and thermoregulating material, can be used throughout the year, and due to its high resistance to wear, garments made with this extraordinary fiber are destined to endure over time.

ANGORA

Our angora is hand-combed during the natural shedding of the fur to achieve the best length and shine of this extremely fine fiber.

RED ERI SILK

Red Eri silk, also known as “Peace silk,” is named so because the collection and use of the cocoons occur only after the butterfly has emerged.

seta mulberry

MULBERRY SILK

Filati Biagioli selects the finest Mulberry silk. With its regular, uniform, and strong filaments, it possesses all the characteristics to be used in blends with cashmere.

AUSTRALIAN MERINO WOOL

Soft and more valuable than other wools, Australian Merino wool is used in fine micron counts to achieve the best combination with other noble fibers, thus combining their individual qualities.

ANGORA

Our angora is hand-combed during the natural shedding of the fur to achieve the best length and shine of this extremely fine fiber.

RED ERI SILK

Red Eri silk, also known as “Peace silk,” is named so because the collection and use of the cocoons occur only after the butterfly has emerged.

MULBERRY SILK

Filati Biagioli selects the finest Mulberry silk. With its regular, uniform, and strong filaments, it possesses all the characteristics to be used in blends with cashmere.

seta mulberry
AUSTRALIAN MERINO WOOL

Soft and more valuable than other wools, Australian Merino wool is used in fine micron counts to achieve the best combination with other noble fibers, thus combining their individual qualities.

This map is a pure representation of the general origin of fibers worldwide.

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