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THE JOURNEY TO EXCEPTIONAL LINEN

To achieve the exceptional, virtuoso textile engineering is married with exquisite raw materials. Linen is a fine example of a rustic, noble fibre that can be rendered sublime. At the core of our expertise is a chain of hands; six generations of carefully guarded savoir-faire, and a unique production.

Step 1
Raw Materials

Linen grown in France and Belgium is widely regarded as one of the finest on earth. Naturally, we start here. Once the flax plant has flowered and gone to seed, it’s ready for harvest. This is done mechanically by pulling the plant out from its roots so as not to damage the fibres that run down all the way to the roots. Following harvest, the flax is retted – left to lie in the field while rain, sun, microorganisms, and time, work together to break the woody stems allowing access to the fibers located inside the plant. ​

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Step 1
Raw Materials

Linen grown in France and Belgium is widely regarded as one of the finest on earth. Naturally, we start here. Once the flax plant has flowered and gone to seed, it’s ready for harvest. This is done mechanically by pulling the plant out from its roots so as not to damage the fibres that run down all the way to the roots. Following harvest, the flax is retted – left to lie in the field while rain, sun, microorganisms, and time, work together to break the woody stems allowing access to the fibers located inside the plant. ​

STEP 2
Selection

Linen is famously hardy. Fibre selection is an expert art and must not be done mechanically, only by sight, and with a masterful touch.

STEP 2
Selection

Linen is famously hardy. Fibre selection is an expert art and must not be done mechanically, only by sight, and with a masterful touch.

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STEP 3
Yarn

From the rigid stem of a the flax plant to a supple yarn. Guided by the expert hands of artisans, each strand is carefully inspected and adjusted, ensuring uniformity and precision in every thread. Spinning machines twist the fibre into threads, producing refined linen yarns.

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STEP 3
Yarn

From the rigid stem of a the flax plant to a supple yarn. Guided by the expert hands of artisans, each strand is carefully inspected and adjusted, ensuring uniformity and precision in every thread. Spinning machines twist the fibre into threads, producing refined linen yarns.

STEP 4
Weaving

The exceptional yarns are then meticulously woven into delicate fabric on looms. It’s here that savoir-faire meets Loro Piana’s flair for innovation. When blended with other precious fibres such as silk, the structure and feel of the fabric changes, becoming softer and lighter.​

STEP 4
Weaving

The exceptional yarns are then meticulously woven into delicate fabric on looms. It’s here that savoir-faire meets Loro Piana’s flair for innovation. When blended with other precious fibres such as silk, the structure and feel of the fabric changes, becoming softer and lighter.​

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STEP 5
Finishing

Loro Piana’s unique sensoriality is best revealed in the finishing of the fabric. It’s during this step that the textile can be treated for greater softness. Finishing techniques – like those using Aloe – relax the fabric, making it more comfortable and fresh to the touch.

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STEP 5
Finishing

Loro Piana’s unique sensoriality is best revealed in the finishing of the fabric. It’s during this step that the textile can be treated for greater softness. Finishing techniques – like those using Aloe – relax the fabric, making it more comfortable and fresh to the touch.

STEP 6
Tailoring and final control

Faultlessness is imperative at Loro Piana. Our garments are meticulously checked and mended to meet our stringent quality requirements. Loro Piana linen pieces will go on to lead many lives. The versatility of this superb fibre will always speak loudly to those of good taste.

STEP 6
Tailoring and final control

Faultlessness is imperative at Loro Piana. Our garments are meticulously checked and mended to meet our stringent quality requirements. Loro Piana linen pieces will go on to lead many lives. The versatility of this superb fibre will always speak loudly to those of good taste.

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Designed for the most discerning connoisseur

From rustic and noble to utterly sublime, Loro Piana makes linen garments like you've never felt it before. The Masters of Linen™ certification guarantees a production in Europe by experts of the craft, with exceptional control over each precise step of the journey.

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Designed for the most discerning connoisseur

From rustic and noble to utterly sublime, Loro Piana makes linen garments like you've never felt it before. The Masters of Linen™ certification guarantees a production in Europe by experts of the craft, with exceptional control over each precise step of the journey.

Now entirely traceable

Discover the journey of your linen André shirt, from field to fibre to final product through the Aura Blockchain Consortium. This more sustainable blockchain solution offers insights into each step of the production process, supporting your legacy in linen.

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