Already in 1956 Mrs. Marcella Riva began working in a local knitwear company specialized in woman’s knitwear production, first as a textile worker and then as a teacher. In 1975 she began this craft activity as owner, reaching an high level using knitting hand loom in different fineness. The first collections were sold by some local distributors. From those origins took start “Maglificio di Nibionno Srl”, which expresses a perfect combination between the old local artisan tradition and the most progressive technologies on the market, with the aim of realizing high quality woman’s knitwear. At the moment, the company claims more than 400 stores, where its own products are sold, thanks to a capillary distribution on the national territory.
Raw materials: The knitwear started working mainly extra-fine merinos wool, which comes from the best spinners from Biella, near Turin. Nowadays about one third of the production is still produced with the label “Lana Gatto”, thanks to an agreement with one of the most well-known companies of Biella: “La Tessitura di Tollegno Spa”. In the winter collections more fashionable yarns have been added with a base in mixed-cashmere and comfortable yarns of various blends together with Lycra.
With the aim of offering a Private Label service for some of its main customer the company also customizes the clothing products with their own labels and tags, which allows a more targeted distribution.
"Maglificio di Nibionno Srl" also offers some promotional materials to its customers to enhance and support the visibility of the product and the brand in the stores.
Recently, thanks to some targeted investments and the strong belief that in a future craftsmanship and technology will express the best of "Made in Italy" creativity, the company equipped itself with the most sophisticated manufacturing technologies: laser cutting, automatic cutting, automatic tenter, multifunction embroidery machine, digital printing.