Wool is coming home
For more than a thousand years the inhabitants of Biella, a town lying at the foot of the alps in the north west of Italy, have dedicated themselves, almost exclusively, to the production of woolen products.
Originally, in Biella, there were the 3 most important things for wool textile production
1, Wool, historically sourced from local farmers but now Biella imports the best wool and other speciality fibres the world has to offer, to be processed into products of the highest quality.
2, Water, that flows down the from the melted snows of the Biella mountains, used, in times gone by, not only for washing, dyeing, finishing etc but also as the main source of energy.
3, Hard working population, supplying not only the workforce but dedicated entrepreneurs.
Finally , in the 21st century, thanks to modern and economical communication systems, it is possible to lengthen the wool textile processing chainand permit the woolgrower to become a major player, so he can reap the profits from selling the final product. Wool - after processing – is finally coming home.