Il Borgo Cashmere
Photo credit: Il Borgo Cashmere
Founded in 1949 in Borgo San Lorenzo, Italy, Il Borgo's work is based on ongoing research into knit stitches, whether hand-knit or machine knit, crochet or macramé, with an added touch of originality. Franco Fredducci succeeded his father-in-law at the head of the company.
In order to produce high-end knits, the Italian workshop still uses semi-mechanical knitting machines dating from the 1940s. Deeply attached to the tradition, it continually strives to adapt it, to reinvent it, through the use of cutting-edge technology or mixes of materials of very different natures, such as fur, leather, feathers and chains. The wokshop is taking part today in the development and dissemination of know-how that have been passed down over generations.
In 2013, the cashmere accessories knit by Il Borgo are on Made in Town winter inventory list.
Made in Mazamet. Made in Town founder, consultant and teacher, he is graduated from the Institut Français de la Mode and used to be a boarder in the fashion design division at the Villa Medici in Rome. He develops a reflexion, mainly in the fashion field, about the manufacturing culture. His approach, oriented towards the promotion of know-how, expresses through writing, video and fashion design. As a consultant, he especially collaborates with Première Vision for the organization of Maison d’Exceptions: a dedicated area about fabric know-how within the show and for the online magazine Maison d’Exceptions whose he is editor.
Philippe Terrier Hermann is born in 1970 in France. After studying photography at La Cambre in Brussels and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he created his first work, “intercontinental 1996-2000”, at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
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