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The Creation of a Suit by Vitale Barberis Canonico
May 8, 2015
To pick things back up on the right foot, Vitale Barberis Canonico is publishing a series of documentary videos on the tailor trade, the first of which, at the end of this article, is on the art of the cut. A great opportunity to talk to you a bit about this weaver, a privileged partner of Blandin & Delloye.
The weaving tradition of Vitale Barberis Canonico began in the 17th century, presumably in the early 60s.
During this period, a good number of shepherds in the region owned weaving looms. The Barberis Canonico family rapidly made itself known thanks to the quality of its fabrics, but also to the will to develop this practice which fascinated its founder, Ajmo Barbero.
The 19th century and the first industrial revolution marked the development of enterprise, which, in the 1940s, took advantage of modern machines - notably of mechanical looms. At this time, Giovanni Barberis headed a decisive turn for the company which was focusing all of its operations for wool ennoblement such as tessitura, dyeing, pressing, and spinning on its Pratrivero factory.
A familial enterprise since its creation, Vitale Barberis Canonico is one of the most prestigious weaving maisons in the world, providing for the biggest actors in the business, such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Scabal, or even Berluti for which Vitale Barberis created a unique fabric with the finest wool thread in the world (thread 3/201), soberly named "Grand Cru 1663".