The company that we know today, Lanificio dell’Olivo, is founded by Rodolfo Querci who spins off a part of the family mill, founded in 1870 to produce woolen fabrics, to be the first to start producing yarns for knitwear.
Lanificio dell’Olivo is first to create worsted brushed yarns from bouclè, establishing a new standard which is still at the forefront of fancy yarn production today.
Leadership is established in the production of yarns with noble fibers like alpaca and mohair, a key area of specialty for Lanificio dell’Olivo and still at the heart of our collections.
Pietro Taddeucci Sassolini takes over as head of the family business and a new era starts: we have a leadership role in establishing the distinctiveness of Made in Italy in global yarn markets and in starting Pitti Filati, the first international trade fair of yarns for knitwear.
Lanificio dell’Olivo continues its success on the Italian fashion world and expands to reach important goals of growth and prestige in international markets.
Chiara and Ilaria Taddeucci Sassolini are the new generation joining Lanificio dell’Olivo and driving growth with a stronger orientation to the womenswear market and the introduction of new technologies to produce finer yarns.
Research and new technologies supports the further shift of Lanificio dell’Olivo towards fancy yarns, innovating structure and color and blending new fibers to obtain unique fancy yarns
Striving to further drive global growth there is a change in ownership with the investment in 2015 of Gradiente sgr, driving an ongoing effort to further innovate and leverage the distinctive areas of leadership of Lanificio dell’Olivo.
Ethica Global Investments S.p.A. (”EGI”) acquires from Gradiente I Fund and Firme SpA, controlled by the original founders, the totality of the equity of the Company. The transaction, which represents the sixth investment made by Ethica Global Investments, is carried out with a Leveraged Buyout, with the participation of the Company’s management team.
For us, our client is a plant to care for, our planet a precious place to protect.
We go back a long way, 70 years of history and continuous evolution.
Production capacity, efficiency, flexibility. A strong organization behind our creative world.
Our roots are deep and strong like those of the olive tree, tenacious and proud of its fruits.
Our eyes and hands are constantly seeking more. We innovate to grow and be a leader of trends.
Made in Italy
Our work is the epitome of the beauty and culture inherited from our land.
We invent fancy yarns
Research, creativity and determination have always been at the service of production of our finest fancy yarns. Experience and passion have made us unique, enabling us to supply our customers with the finest possible yarns. We work with ideas, intuitions and our imagination, anticipating trends. We nurture relations and a continuous exchange of ideas with our clientele and are proud to have the finest producers of knitwear and hand-knitting products in the world among our loyal customers.