The Lanificio Cerruti invests a large part of its resources in the search of raw materials which comply with the quality standards of excellence. The best Australian wool and the best Mongolian cashmere are stored in a protected area at constant temperature and humidity in order to exalt their qualities and support their processing.
Combing operates on the fibre staple to obtain a homogeneous and soft wool/cashmere sliver. In order to achieve a perfect result from this processing phase, a control system has been developed whose aim is to monitor all the possible variables of this complex operation.
Spinning operates on the combed sliver in such a way that the fibres undergo a twisting able to ensure the necessary yarn resistance for the following operations. Thanks to its professional competence and skill, Cerruti succeeds in obtaining combed yarns which are extremely thin, uniform and performant. The quality is constantly monitored by an in-house laboratory.
During this phase the longitudinal part of the fabric, where the number of threads varies between 3,000 and 11.000, is prepared for weaving. This operation, consisting of different phases, is very complex in that any single error may lead to defects on the fabric.
Weaving is the phase where all the preceding steps give birth to the final product. Warp threads and weft threads are worked together to create the fabric. Designers and technicians monitor, one after the other, the jacquard patterns, the colours, the work progress, the birth of Cerruti fabrics.
The raw fabric, with its rough hand, hides a secret beauty that finishing will be able to reveal. Different courses, specifically studied, in which water, steam, pressure and heat interact to give light and softness. During this process phase the company maintains the exclusive ability to achieve perfection, to meet customer’s desires, to put visual and tactile sensations in concrete form. In Cerruti fabrics the fibre re-discovers its own nature.
Dyeing is the moment in which fibre meets colour. The Lanificio Cerruti is able to dye flock, combed sliver, yarn, raw fabric in accordance with the customer requirements or with the effect to be achieved. Over the time it has specialised in the use of the colour at mélange level and in a skilful reproduction of any kind of colour, and it is characterised by a restless innovation that leads to the realization of over 8,000 new colours every year.