We had a visit today from Francesco Barberis, the Creative Director of Vitale Barberis Cononico. Established in 1663 and based in Biella Italy, Vitale Barberis Cononico is the worlds oldest recorded cloth mill still working.
Vitale Barberis Conconico produces 8 million meters of fabric each year and is one of most far-reaching fabric companies in the world.
Managed by the family for 15 generations, Francesco is the latest family member to take the helm at the company. Francesco is a frequent and very welcome visitor to our shop and he came in today to discuss a project we are working on with him and Simon Crompton.