Furnish with Class, beginning with Fabrics
In 1999 Canepa opened its furnishings division. The aim was to cover an area seemingly quite different from clothing, but a long history in the textiles sector has ensured the success of this new business line. Thanks to the transfer of its technical and creative approach to the furnishing fabrics sector, and the considerable production capacity of 150 looms, from the start the furnishings division has been acclaimed as one of the top makers of fabrics in the world.
In 2003 the division was awarded the prestigious Seri.co certification, which guarantees the quality and observance of health and safety requirements of the finished fabric and of its production system.
Canepa’s participation since 2004 at the Proposte trade fair for the leading makers of fabrics and curtains in Europe has become a regular event, at which Canepa presents products of exceptional quality and innovative value.
In 2012 another milestone testified to the success of the (now well-established) furnishings division, when Canepa obtained CSI Med certification for supplying marine equipment.
Innovation in the industrial process and patents for a more sustainable fashion
Canepa devotes special attention to the processing of silk for tie manufacturing. The patented process developed by Canepa and Tinteco enhances the silk used for making ties, with a much lower environmental impact and use of resources at source than in the traditional process. Canepa’s patented process eliminates methacrylamide, a toxin and neurotoxin, by replacing it with a substance that is non-toxic, biocompatible, and which uses a polymer that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Compared with the conventional process, in Canepa’s process the yield of treated silk is 100% instead of 80%, and the silk does not come out yellowed, so it does not need to be whitened with hydrosulfites and surfactants. In addition, the loading and dyeing time is 4 hours instead of the 7 hours in the previous method, and the use of water per kilogram of silk is 85 liters as against 131, and with 6 changes of water instead of 9. Overall this innovative process brings a 40% saving of water and energy, with a consequent 40% reduction in CO2 emissions. This is an improvement that benefits everyone, and one that makes Canepa ties a source of pride. Not just for their style, but – and especially – because in this case, style is synonymous with ethics.
Canepa is able to satisfy and meet customers’ needs, by creating personalized designs, colors and textures. This is made possible by the experience and the talents of Canepa designers and technicians, but that is not all. Customers can also consult a historical archive of fabrics and a library that contains a unique collection of over a thousand volumes, many dating from the early nineteenth century.
For the Milan Design Week 2015 (the Fuori Salone), Canepa and Fornasetti continued the success of their decade-long collaboration by creating Kitotex-treated fabrics, based on original Fornasetti designs and created exclusively for the “Combacio” sofa system and the “Baciamano” armchair.
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