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Our uniqueness is represented by the use of some shuttle looms dating back to the early 1900s for ties. It is thanks to these frames that we can produce a fabric for ties as particular as refined: gauze (in silk, cotton, linen, wool and cashmere).

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All this to make Carlo Riva fabrics unique in terms of comfort, evoking the softness of cashmere and the most precious silk.

The Weaving

Fermo Fossati 1871 is the oldest silk manufacturing in Italy, third in Europe by birth, preceded only by the English Vanners and Stephen Walters & Sons Ltd. Born in 1856 in Binago (VA), Fermo Fossati (at the time Ambrogio Fossati company ) is the first weaving for ties made in Italy


Carlo Riva mostly produces sophisticated shirting fabrics, which – because of their quality and distinctiveness – also lend themselves to the manufacturing of top-range garments for the prêt-à-porter industry, for both men and women, such as jackets, trousers, pyjamas and shirt-dresses.




The Jacquard machine is considered the ancestor of automatic calculators. Computers, for friends. This was in fact the first machine capable of reading the information of a punched card. But let’s see a little better how the Jacquard loom works. THE PHASES OF THE PRODUCTION OF JACQUARD FABRICS The secret of the success of the […]


Machine used for weaving fabrics that works by weaving two perpendicular threads: the longitudinal one is called the warp, while the transversal one is called the weft. The first mechanical chassis was developed and patented in 1785 by the British inventor Edmund Cartwright; in the following years some improvements were made so that, at the […]


Warping In textile technology, an operation consisting in arranging each other, unwinding them from their respective spools, all the threads necessary to form the warp of a fabric in the desired width (or more properly height), and winding them on the beam intended for the frame; is carried out with the warper. The. it consists […]


We all know, that the tie is one of the most important men’s (sometimes female) clothing accessories. Its history and origin can be traced back to the Roman world, where the legionaries used to carry around their necks, a strip of cloth, to be used as protection, for the mouth and throat, during long marches […]