Via Dante Alighieri 1
21038 Leggiuno, Varese
Phone +39 0332 646 811
Fax +39 0332 646 933
Leggiuno has been weaving fabrics on the banks of Lake Maggiore since 1908 in the small town from which it takes its name.
The company gradually expanded after the Second War and addedyarn dyeing and finishing to the existing weaving business. With the 1990s came further expansion into international markets, which prompted Leggiuno to invest in jacquard weaving as one of its hallmark products and then in digital printing in 2005.
Leggiuno is now a leader in the designer and luxury sportswear markets of shirting fabrics, with the quality of a production 100% made in Italy. Continuous investment allow a fast and efficient service.
PRODUCTION CYCLE 100% MADE IN LEGGIUNO
The possibility to dye yarn directly in Leggiuno allows us to respond quickly to customer requests and to create exclusive colors.
In addition to joining the ZDHC program, we use only GOTS certified chemicals and dyes.
Preparation and Weaving
The Preparation area includes sectional, fractional and drum warpers for prototyping.
In weaving area we have dobby and jacquard looms.
We strongly believe in our distinctive character, the jacquard, and for this we have started a program to purchase new looms with the aim of doubling the production capacity in the next two years.
The digital printing department is technologically advanced. The very recent purchase of a new plotter has allowed us to increase production capacity by 400%.
Digital technology makes it possible to create fabrics with an unlimited number of colors and in limited quantities.
Ink-Jet printing is in itself more environmentally friendly than traditional printing. To further reduce the environmental impact, we use exclusively GOTS certified inks for our fabrics.
The finishing into the factory is certainly an important added value: quick response, customization of the cycles, the possibility of experimenting with new treatments to offer the customer always innovative fabrics.
The water of Lake Maggiore, particularly sweet, allows to drastically reduce the use of chemicals and additives and also acts as a natural softener.
Quality is guaranteed by rigorous checks at all stages of the production process. Highly specialized laboratories carry out certified tests on yarn and fabric to evaluate their performance and wearability.
RESPECT - SUSTAINABILITY
The Leggiuno commitment to the environment is realized in the optimization of energy resources used in the production process, in the use of renewable sources, in joining the ZDHC program (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals), in the reduction of waste and in recycling.
Sustainable yarns are increasingly used in the collections (Organic Cotton, BCI Cotton, Hemp, Recycled cotton, Tencel, …).
In the dyeing, printing and finishing processes, are used GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified products, The integrated supply chain in a single production plant guarantees direct control, as well as the absence of the environmental transport costs.
All Leggiuno fabrics are certified OEKOTEX STANDARD 100, certification that guarantees that all our fabrics comply with ethical, environmental, toxicity requirements and offer complete traceability.
Better Cotton Initiative
Leggiuno is a proud Member of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) trains farmers to use water efficiently, to care for the health of the soil and natural habitats, to reduce use of the most harmful chemicals on the principles of decent work.
All Leggiuno items can be produced using Better Cotton Leggiuno is committed to sourcing 95% of its cotton fabrics as Better Cotton by 2020(5% = organic cotton)
L.INKS digital print
inkjet printing has a green soul that translates into energy and water savings, drastic reduction of waste and process chemicals.
digital technology has a lower carbon footprint than traditional print: 39% less kg of CO2 are emitted at the same production level, thus limiting the contribution to climate warming. Also important are the data related to the reduction of water consumption (approximately - 27%).
to further reduce the environmental impact, only GOTS certified inks are used for printing our L.INKS fabrics
Supply chain and processes
All our processes are realized in our plant in Leggiuno: preparation, yarn dyeing ,weaving, printing and finishing:
reduced environmental impact of the transports according to LCA(Life Cycle Assessment)
direct production process control
The Leggiuno wastewater treatment plant is a biological aerated lagoon plant: the purification takes place inside oxidation ponds, inside which oxidation and fermentation processes occur similar to those carried out in nature.
The water of Lake Maggiore, particularly soft, enable us to drastically reduce the amount of additives and chemicals used for dyeing and finishing, and it also acts as a natural fabric softener.
About 25% of the electricity consumed is produced autonomously thanks to a cogeneration plant (steam turbine in counterpressure) that makes it possible to produce about 1.400.000 KWh per year. We have undertaken a process of expansion of the plant with the objective of self-producing internally 60/70% of the total electricity.
Leggiuno has been involved in the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) since more than 2 years. Leggiuno involved in this project all its suppliers to ensure compliance with the MRSL and PRSL (Manufacturing / Product Restricted Substances List) through the management and traceability of chemical products used.
Waste and recycling
Inside the company, differentiated waste collection is encouraged.
We have agreements with partners to reuse and recycle textile waste.