LANIFICIO LEO

LANIFICIO LEO
The Lanifico Leo is the oldest textile factory in Calabria. Its impressive fleet of historical machines, dating from 1890 to 1965, is still the beating heart of the production, integrated by the very latest technologies. Since 1873, the life of the Lanificio Leo woollen mill has been intertwined with the natural, cultural and human resources of the land around it: irregular geography where you breathe in the simple beauty of country life, and man’s hard work is where it all began. A place of the heart which tells the history of its people, a story of toil, poetry, imagination and sentiment, and the rituals of a knowledge that goes before us, and which we recognise as a value for starting over, placing it at the core of our business vision.   "ITS HISTORY, OUR FUTURE." Today the Lanificio Leo is an impressive example, not only of a successful factory-museum but of an international vocational brand whose distinguishing values, conveyed through fresh and striking visual communication, speak a contemporary language. The company’s philosophy focuses on revitalising archetypal resources to manufacture products with a local identity which, integrated with contemporary design, create innovative collections that tell a story. The recovery and how to make the best possible use of technological heritage and traditional know-how are the reasons behind setting up the factory-museum, an active and dynamic research tool for conveying values, signs and techniques. The factory broadens its borders, becoming a place for knowledge in which understanding becomes awareness and physical space is turned into an incubator where ideas take shape.   

LANIFICIO LEO

The Lanifico Leo is the oldest textile factory in Calabria. Its impressive fleet of historical machines, dating from 1890 to 1965, is still the beating heart of the production, integrated by the very latest technologies. Since 1873, the life of the Lanificio Leo woollen mill has been intertwined with the natural, cultural and human resources of the land around it: irregular geography where you breathe in the simple beauty of country life, and man’s hard work is where it all began. A place of the heart which tells the history of its people, a story of toil, poetry, imagination and sentiment, and the rituals of a knowledge that goes before us, and which we recognise as a value for starting over, placing it at the core of our business vision.
 

"ITS HISTORY, OUR FUTURE."

Today the Lanificio Leo is an impressive example, not only of a successful factory-museum but of an international vocational brand whose distinguishing values, conveyed through fresh and striking visual communication, speak a contemporary language. The company’s philosophy focuses on revitalising archetypal resources to manufacture products with a local identity which, integrated with contemporary design, create innovative collections that tell a story. The recovery and how to make the best possible use of technological heritage and traditional know-how are the reasons behind setting up the factory-museum, an active and dynamic research tool for conveying values, signs and techniques. The factory broadens its borders, becoming a place for knowledge in which understanding becomes awareness and physical space is turned into an incubator where ideas take shape.