Zegna Group reopens facility for PPE manufacturing

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    ITALIAN fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna has reopened its clothing manufacturing facilities in cooperation with Fondazione Zegna, the Piedmont Region, Italy and Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

    The group hopes to produce 280,000 units. These efforts will help provide urgently needed supplies to the Piedmont Region (250,000 units) and Canton Ticino (30,000 units).  It converted a portion of its INCO plant in Novara and CONSITEX in Mendrisio to accommodate the suit production. The protective suits are constructed with a non-woven fabric, produced by PratriveroSpA in Biella, Italy.

    “The Zegna Group is incredibly pleased that the Biella textile district and UnioneIndustrialeBiellese responded immediately to our appeal to work together during this difficult period. We are proactively collaborating with the Piedmont Crisis Unit and Canton Ticino relevant authority to speed up the production process in an effort to meet the pressing need for vital medical supplies,” The company said.