From the Yarn to the Fabric

WARPING

The first step to which the yarn is submitted

to become a fabric is the warping.

Unrolled by its own distaffs

and placed one next the other in the longitudinal direction,

the yarns shape the warp of a canvas

in the breadth wanted

and are winded up on the beam of the loom,

that is a metal cylinder, in the case of our modern looms,

and the warp, paying attention to wind it up

in the most orderly way and with the same tension.

 

Huamao Group, China (view map)

CHINESE WEAVING MILL

In the Huamao factory,

skilled weavers work with modern looms

weaving the weft and the warp to give life to a new fabric.

The need of advanced machineries is one of our prerogative

to work with high quality products

and to offer an impeccable service.

 

Huamao Group, China (view factory)

ITALIAN WEAVING MILL

Dinamiche Tessili, owned by Piantini family,

is extending in the province of Pistoia for over 1200 sq.mts

and it represents the Italian weaving mill which combines the skilled weavers heritage

with the technology of the most advanced 14 looms, 2 of them with a double fantasy beam.

Dinamiche Tessili by Piantini Brothers, Pistoia, Italy (view map)

ITALIAN KNITTING COMPANY

Heritage and innovation are securely connected in Sifra’s factory,

based in Prato, which is Beste’s partner in knitted weaving processes.

With its 40 circular looms calibrated on a wide range of purposes,

Beste can modulate and provide its own knitwear proposal.

In order to create knitted fabrics, our looms work with just a single yarn,

contrary to shuttle fabrics which instead create the weaving between warp and weft.

Our weaving processes are various but for sure the most important ones

refer to the double jacquard electronic needle bed,

the gauge 32 double front needle and the gauge 40 machinery.

 

Sifra factory, Prato, Italy (view map)

FROM NATURAL TO COLOR

Our unique glass structure located in the amazing country side of Colle Val di Bisenzio,

receives the greige fabric in order to dye and finish it

according to the most advanced and modern machineries of the entire district.

More than 40 machines, with different features, functionalities and sizes,

all automated and directly connected to the colors laboratory managed by 21 highly qualified dyers.

Each dyeing operation ensures the best color fastness and penetration,

always in respect of the sustainability standards.

 

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view map)

FINISHING

Finishing operations take place in our Colle factory.

Latest generation machineries perform long and very articulated cycles

to meet MONOBI special needs.

Our qualified and specialist staff monitors and supervises all the processes

which stabilize and softner the fabric, keeping color and look uniformity unchanged

and in compliance with the standards.

 

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view factory)

FROM WOOL TO WATERPROOF WOOL

Beste pays a special attention also to the wool.

As soon as the raw material reaches our Italian factory,

it is really in an embryonic stage: in order to comply with our standard of performance,

the raw wool fabric needs to be submitted to long washing and felting processes

and balanced combination of mechanical and chemical actions.

Totally sustainable processes will make the wool even more compact,

more thermal and protective in order to ensure the highest performances on the finished garment.

 

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view production cycle)

FABRIC QUALITY CHECK

At the end of the production cycle,

our 13 highly skilled workers are called to inspect the fabric at Specula.

During this phase, any eventual defect coming from weaving,

dyeing or finishing processi is detected.

Once Beste certifies the fabric to be in compliance with our standards,

we are ready to finally create a MONOBI garment.

 

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view map)

From the Yarn to the Fabric


WARPING

The first step to which the yarn is submitted to become a fabric is the warping. Unrolled by its own distaffs and placed one next the other in the longitudinal direction, the yarns shape the warp of a canvas in the breadth wanted and are winded up on the beam of the loom, that is a metal cylinder, in the case of our modern looms, and the warp, paying attention to wind it up in the most orderly way and with the same tension.

Huamao Group, China (view map)


CHINESE WEAVING MILL

In the Huamao factory, skilled weavers work with modern looms weaving the weft and the warp to give life to a new fabric. The need of advanced machineries is one of our prerogative to work with high quality products and to offer an impeccable service.

Huamao Group, China (view factory)


ITALIAN WEAVING MILL

In the province of Pistoia, the Italian weaving mill Dinamiche Tessili, of the Piantini brothers, extends for 1200 square meters, and here skilled weavers combine a century-old profession with the technology of the most advanced looms. 14 looms to be exact, 2 of them with a double fantasy beam.

Dinamiche Tessili by Piantini Brothers, Pistoia, Italy (view map)


ITALIAN KNITTING COMPANY

Sifra, Beste's partner for knitting processes, is a firm located in Prato where tradition and innovation are firmly united. A fleet of 40 circular looms is calibrated for a the wide range of purposes, which allows Beste to modulate and provide its knitwear proposal. These looms create knitted fabrics with just a single yarn in opposition to the regular shuttle ones, which give as a result weaving warp and weft together (using two yarns). Among the main knitting processes of this plant, it stands out the double jacquard electronic needle bed, the double front needle 32 and the fineness 40 machine.

Sifra factory, Prato, Italy (view map)


FROM NATURAL TO COLOR

The fabric arrives at the Beste plant in a unique glass structure immersed in the pristine green of the Val di Bisenzio. The process starts from the raw fabric in one of the most advanced dyeing plant of the entire district. More than 40 machines, with different functionality and sizes. All of them are automated and directly connected to the colors laboratory, carefully managed by 21 highly qualified dyers. Each dyeing pis in compliance with a cycle that respects sustainability standards and ensures the maximum absorbation and solidity of the colors.

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view map)


FINISHING

Finishing operations take place in the Colle factory. Latest generation machineries perform long and very articulated cycles to meet MONOBI's special needs. Under qualified and specialized personnel control, the fabric is stabilized and softened keeping color homogenousity and aspect in compliance with standard.

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view factory)


FROM WOOL TO WATERPROOF WOOL

Beste pay a special attention also to processing of another natural material: the wool. When this raw material arrives at the Italian facility of Beste, that is more than a promise. Long washing and fulling cycles, a well-balanced combination of mechanical and chemical actions are necessary to comply the standards and the functionality required by our brand. Fully sustainable processes allow the wool to become even more compact, thermal and protective in order to ensure the highest performances once finished.

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view production cycle)


FABRIC QUALITY CHECK

At the end of the production cycle, the fabric passes to Quality Control (at Specula) where it is accurately inspected by 13 highly skilled workers. During this phase, any eventual weaving, dyeing or finishing defect is detected. Once certain of its compliance to standard, the fabric will give the birth to the MONOBI garments finally ready to move to packaging phase.

Beste Spa, Colle Department, Prato, Italy (view map)