Dalle Piane Cashmere is rooted in the experience of a family of craftsmen, the Dondini family, who have handed down this Italian textile craft from father to son for three generations.
A traditionthat, over time, has been strengthened, elevating itself to the finest and most precious yarn: cashmere.
Dalle Piane Cashmere is rooted in the experience of a family of craftsmen, the Dondini family, who have handed down this
Italian textile craft from father to son for three generations.
A tradition that, over time, has been strengthened, elevating itself to the finest and most precious yarn: cashmere.
This virtuous path was only possible due to the area in which Dalle Piane Cashmere was founded and developed, namely Prato, which is world-renowned for its textile district. High-quality garments have been manufactured in this area and sold throughout Europe since as far back as the thirteenth century. Wearing Dalle Piane Cashmere today therefore also means wearing 800 years of Tuscan textile history.
Our family history - which is the history of a craft, began with the processing of raw materials, and continues today with the production of finished garments, made from the noblest
of yarns, cashmere.
Our adventures in the world of knitting began with the spinning of Grandfather Valter, who transformed wool into yarns and fibres. As soon as they could, his sons, Roberto and Massimo, started work at the family's spinning workshop.
But, perhaps above all, the history of Dalle Piane Cashmere
is also a love story. It was thanks to the wives of the two brothers, Luana and Lorella, who came up with the idea of a knitwear factory. It started as a playful undertaking, but given the rapid success the first knitwear collection achieved, it soon became a real business. Thus, after investments to modernise the workshops and purchase state of the art machinery, Angorelle knitwear was born in 1988.
THE THIRD GENERATION
After receiving awards from well-known luxury brands, the
Dondini family decided to take a leap in quality, and in 2001, created the Dalle Piane Cashmere brand. The idea was to offer cashmere garments to end customers directly, at an almost factory price, whilst simultaneously ensuring the same quality that had always characterised Angorelle knitwear.
Since then, the work they began has become more intense and challenging, but retains the hallmark of the highest quality. And now, the third generation has arrived, with Leonardo, the son of Roberto and Luana, for whom it was natural to follow in his family's footsteps.
A child with the dream of attending "the school of wool" who spent his time playing in his grandfather's spinning workshop with spindles, balls and pieces. A boy who grew up in Prato who has always breathed in textiles and that infinite galaxy of crafts that are part of him: today, Leonardo is proud to be carrying on - still alongside his parents and uncles - the family's business, as a knitwear craftsman who, as always, chooses to focus on quality and refinement. As well as cashmere.