Loro Piana: Italian fabrics for suits, jackets, trousers and more.
Founded in 1924, Loro Piana is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine fabrics, committed to quality and high-performance textile innovation.
In Italian, Tasmanian® has become a synonym of "light wool fabric" (it says so in the dictionary).
This extraordinary worsted fabric takes its name from the island of Tasmania, south of Australia, because it was originally made using only the merino wools coming from its uncontaminated lands.
Inspired by Priest Cloth®, a lightweight fabric that Loro Piana produced especially for ecclesiastical garments, Tasmanian® was created in the 1960s in response to the growing need for new and modern clothing that was light, versatile, crease-resistant, and creaseproof, and particularly suited for air-conditioned environments.
Tasmanian® is now produced using the most select wools from Australia, the ideal habitat for the merino sheep whose fleece consists of extremely fine fibres which, when worked using the most advanced spinning techniques, give to the fabric's unique characteristics of transpiration, thermal insulation, resistance, lightness and comfort.
At 250 grams per metre, Tasmanian® (which is also available in the versions Summer Tasmanian® and Winter Tasmanian®) offers the lightest possible fabric for dressing elegantly in every season of the year.
Bright, flexible and strong. These are the characteristics of Zelander®, a family of fabrics designed for cool and lightweight suits that are a pleasure to touch.
They are made using select, exceptionally white and clean New Zealand merino wool, characterised by the length of its fibres and greater resistance to wear.
Making use of exclusive spinning and weaving techniques, Loro Piana has further enhanced the distinctive properties of this fibre by interpreting it in a range of modern, dynamic and highly wearable fabrics.
These natural fabrics have been designed to make tailored clothing, jackets, topcoats and lightweight outerwear for people who appreciate not only impeccable clothing, made of practical and functional high-performance fabrics.
Wish® is an elegant, refined fabric created from the best Super 170's Australian merino wool of a fineness that never exceeds 15 micron.
Exceptionally soft, it is lightweight with a flowing hand, perfect for tailored formal suits that drape beautifully.
Further, with a weight of 260 gr/mt, Wish® is a perfect year-round fabric that accentuates the uniqueness and inimitable qualities of merino wool.
Loro Piana Zibeline®
The fabric's characteristic wavy surface, glossy, "hammered" appearance and exceptional softness are created by a fascinating ancient finishing technique called teaseling.
Using only specially dried teasel flowers grown in the Spanish Navarra, Loro Piana applies this ancient technique to transform the most precious fibers into extraordinary fabrics.
In fact, the spines of the teasel delicately comb the fabric, raising and directing the nap.
With their unique curved shape, these plants create a wavy surface effect that cannot be obtained or reproduced with other techniques.
This process is a real art form requiring skill and infinite patience.
In fact, it takes 4,500 teasel flowers and more than a day's work to set up the teaseling machine.
Furthermore, in order to achieve the best result, these fabrics must undergo this treatment several times.
Loro Piana has prepared an exclusive treatment that permanently fixes the nap's position so that the elegance of the Zibeline effect remains unchanged over time.
Loro Piana Denim Flower® is an extraordinary fabric obtained from prized and certified organic cotton picked in the Valley of San Joaquin, California, considered the finest product available in the U.S.A. This fiber, harvested according to the more rigid biological principles that exclusively employ natural products, is exceptionally unique in terms of length, finesse and resistance.
Only a longstanding textile tradition and the rediscovery of antique manufacturing techniques – the same used for cashmere – have enabled to spin and weave this precious fiber to obtain a compact and resistant fabric with a denim structure.
As unique and precious as jewels, Record Bale fabrics represent the best of the world's production of select wools.
Every year, Loro Piana buys the "Record Bales" of the year (the bale of the finest and best quality wool) in Australia and New Zealand, the countries that have historically produced the most select wools.
In many cases, these bales have also established absolute records and are therefore known as "World Record Bales".
Loro Piana has bought the Australian and New Zealand Record Bales since 1997.
Each bale is enough to produce only a few dozen lengths of suiting fabric, which are offered in exclusive colours and designs, and distinguished by the special selvedge and label certifying the year of shearing and the origin and the fineness of the fibre.
Loro Piana ensures that the purchasers of a Record Bale length have precedence in buying subsequent lengths – which are only produced when the company acquires even finer bales on the market – in order to guarantee its customers the possibility of collecting the entire range of record suits year after year.
With the aim of encouraging and guaranteeing the production of increasingly higher quality wool,
Loro Piana awards an annual prize to the breeder who produces the finest bale in Australia and the breeder who produces the finest bale in New Zealand.
The company then assigns a prestigious award to the one who has obtained the finest fibre of the two.
The record is currently held by Australian farm Pyrenees Park, with a bale of 10.3 microns.
Loro Piana Zenit®
Inspired by Loro Piana’s passion for the world's most outstanding fibres, Loro Piana Zenit® is a collection of refined, exclusive fabrics crafted from truly superlative raw materials, conceived as the basis for creating a complete wardrobe: suits, coats, jackets and blazers.
The finest Super 200’s Merino wools, measuring a mere 13.5 micron in diameter and only available in extremely limited quantities; the legendary golden vicuña, uniquely light-weight and downy soft; feather-light, enveloping cashmere; silky, gossamer-fine chinchilla fur, and lastly linen, the eclectic plant fibre par excellence.
A unique collection of different raw materials with one thing in common: peerless quality. Skilfully blended and combined, they give rise to original fabrics that bring together the properties of the individual fibres, offering new textures and visual finishes, with the enduring guarantee of impeccable performance.
The finest Super 200’s wools have been used pure to create a varied, versatile portfolio of cloths for suits, jackets and blazers, with weights and finishes to suit every occasion. Superior cashmere is further enhanced with a refined “zibeline” finish, specially conceived for creating exclusive coats that boast the softness and distinctive sheen of fur.
Loro Piana Zenit® is destined for the made to measure world, for customers who appreciate unique, timeless garments that encapsulate the unique heritage of outstanding raw materials and Loro Piana's world-renowned savoir faire.