Linen, precious as the future


Linificio for the protection of life in the seas

It took 10 divers and 20 hoisting balloons to recover a large mesh paranza net, a bicycle and a windlass inside the Regno di Nettuno Protected Marine Area at Punta Pizzaco, Procida

13 Jun 2024


Linificio at Phygital Sustainability Expo®

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale, aware of the need for an increasingly sustainable path in the fashion and textile sector, is passionately and determinedly committed to reducing environmental impact, despite working with a fiber that has a sustainable DNA…

23 May 2024


Linificio Supports Culture and Art with GAMeC

The bond between Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale and contemporary art continues in the 2024-2025 biennium with the support of the “Thinking Like a Mountain” project, promoted by GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

16 May 2024


Linificio rewards innovation for circular textiles

Innovation is the engine that drives progress and enables us to meet the challenges of the present and the future. It is a continuous process of discovery, experimentation and improvement that involves all aspects of our lives, from work to society.

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale firmly believes in its importance: a tool to create value and generate a positive impact…

13 May 2024


A partner for special projects

The collaboration of Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale with Terre de Lin has been a fruitful path, marked in recent years by several significant projects.

The two realities joined forces in the cultivation and scutching of linen for the meticulous reproduction of the Holy Shroud…

13 May 2024


Creative Knitwear: yarns made to amaze

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale, a pioneer in the production of knitting yarns, began exploring new applications for linen fibre in the late 1980s, choosing knitwear as a field for experimentation…

10 May 2024


FABRICa: A Tapestry of Italian Textile Artistry

Prepare to be captivated by the rich fabrics of Italian textile excellence as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia, ACIMIT, and Confartigianato Imprese, unveils “FABRICa. Italian Textile Style and Innovation”, an integrated promotion initiative that weaves together the threads of quality, technology, and research from Italy’s illustrious textile supply chain…

09 May 2024


Quality synergies

In today’s world, the true strength of a company lies in its ability to create synergies and strategic partnerships. As a B Corp, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale shares its commitment and vision with its partners. The letter ‘B’ in B Corp stands for ‘Benefit‘, which underlines the commitment of certified companies to generate a positive impact on society and the environment…

08 May 2024


Portaluppi and Linificio

What is the thread that links the company to one of the most important architects of the 20th century?

The thread linking the company to Piero Portaluppi was initiated by the reorganization of a villa in Via Rovani owned by Senatore Borletti d’Arosio, president of Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale…

06 May 2024

Fondazione Piero Portaluppi, Milano; courtesy of. Pictures: Antonio Paoletti


New location for the Shroud

Museum of the Bible in Washington, Cairo in Egypt, Museum of Funeral Art in Houston (Texas), Oviedo in Spain, Chambery in France, Perello Sanctuary in Algua (Bergamo): certified copies of the Shroud can be found here, and from March 2024 it will also be permanently displayed in Gandino (Bergamo) in the sacristy of the church of San Mauro…

28 Mar 2024


The Roaring Twenties

The negotiations for a merger with Manifatture Italiane Riunite continued despite Ettore Ponti’s death.

On 1 January 1920, a new structure was outlined under the leadership of the new president Senator Borletti d’Arosio.  The plants in Villa d’Almè, Pontevico, Vimercate, Oreno, Concorezzo, Sampierdarena, Viserba, Ronco Scrivia and Debba join the already large group of Linificio and Canapificio Nazionale…

26 Mar 2024


Water: precious resource

Lietlinen (Lithuania) is one of the three production sites of Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale where traditional, special, 100% linen and blended yarns are produced.

Here, in 2023, the company implemented an efficiency plan for the management of natural resources, with a particular focus on the use of water during the spinning cycle, achieving an initial positive impact.

21 Mar 2024


What does it mean: liberian fiber?

The term “Liberian fiber” refers to a specific type of plant fiber that is extracted from the stem of certain dicotyledonous plants, including flax, hemp, jute, and ramie.

12 Mar 2024


Traceability: a sustainable choice

As also emerged at the Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum, in October 2023, traceability is one of the most important elements that can help fashion textiles in the transition towards a more sustainable industry…

23 Jan 2024


10 tips for you

When it comes to sustainability, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale is sensitive and specific. For this reason, we have drawn up a decalogue for a more sustainable and conscious approach to fashion purchases: the first step towards change begins with personal choices….

15 Jan 2024


Hemp invited to court

Invito a corte is the innovative new installation of five rooms in the southern wing of the Ducal Palace in Sassuolo (MO), the Appartamento di Orlando.

The immersive project brings the visitor into the development of the Palazzo, the surrounding area and its court, from a fortified place to a destination of the Grand Tour…

01 Dec 2023


The New Century under Ettore Ponti’s leadership

Upon the death of his father, Andrea, Ettore Ponti took the reins of Linificio and Canapificio Nazionale. During Ettore Ponti’s leadership, Linificio expanded through the acquisition and construction of new facilities…

30 Nov 2023


Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum: tangible actions for sustainable fashion

The second edition of the Venice Sustainable Fashion Forum, organised by Smi – Sistema Moda Italia, The European House Ambrosetti and Confindustria Veneto Est at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on 26th and 27th October 2023, brought together fashion industry leaders, governments, NGOs, experts and academics to address the challenges of social and environmental sustainability in the supply chain and outline a real action plan for the future.

08 Nov 2023


Microplastics: when the sea needs help, Linificio steps in

The sixth stage of the “Only One: One Planet, One Ocean, One Health” campaign, created by Marevivo, Marina Militare, Fondazione Dohrn, and supported by Beko, to raise awareness among institutions and the general public on the topic of ecological transition…

05 OCT 2023


Andrea Ponti and the origins of Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale

It all began on January 14, 1873, when Andrea Ponti founded Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale by merging small entities: Ceriani & C. from Fara Gera d’Adda, where wet spinning was concentrated; Battaglia & C. from Cassano d’Adda, a dry spinning mill that mainly produced ropes and twines; and in 1875, Maggioni & C. joined with their weaving facility in Crema…

11 Jul 2023


A Forest for Linificio

The Linificio Forest comes to life.

In partnership with Regala un albero, the organisation that plants trees in the European territory to reach the goal of 3 billion by 2030, the project came to life by planting 1,000 new trees, one for each employee, in the Sila piccola area, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2014.

12 May 2023


A thread for King Charles III

Smeraldo and Brillante linen yarns produced by Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale were chosen by John Spencer (Textile) Ltd. to weave the fabric of the Anointing Screen used for the King Charles III’s coronation

9 May 2023


DE FILO: an exhibition for the 150th anniversary

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale has chosen to host the works of some of the greatest international textile artists in its business spaces…

9 May 2023


Ghost nets

After L!INCREDIBLE®, the first line of linen products for food packaging, the collaboration between Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale and Marevivo continues.

On April 23, 2023, a dive took place under the supervision of the Port Authority of Porto Santo Stefano and coordinated by Commander T.V. CP Luigi Buta, around Punta Bove

27 Apr 2023


Linificio and the rivers: a 150-year history

The Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale’s history is strongly linked to the territory and its rivers.
First of all the Brembo river, on which the headquarter of Villa d’Almè is mirroring.
But the Adda river have had a central role in the development of the flax industry, too…

14 Mar 2023


We are part of the B Corp movement!

In 2023 Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale not only celebrates 150 years after its foundation but it also reaches another goal:  since February 20th it’s officially a certified B CorpTM .
1 Mar 2023


A new visual identity celebrating the 150th anniversary of linificio e canapificio nazionale

The year 2023 has a special meaning for linificio e canapificio nazionale. It marks 150 years since the company was founded (1873).

2 Feb 2023


The fabric that never existed: a new value chain for European hemp

A new potential market has opened up with the SSUCHY research project for which Linificio has prototyped and developed a composite with European hemp substrate. Twice as sustainable, it lends itself to use across many different sectors…

19 Oct 2022


The NEO.FASHION – BERLIN FASHION WEEK 2022 social project

Art. Ice Count 39 yarn was used by fqshion designer Gabriela Lopes for her NEO.FASHION project, as part of a Master in Textile Produkt-Design…

5 Sep 2022


The environmental project – Beepathnet Reloaded

A project that envisages the participation of residents of Bergamo and its surroundings areas in promoting sustainable management of the city…

12 May 2022


Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale becomes a Benefit Company.

The meticulous and rigorous approach of the company that is built on respect for tradition, commitment to environmental protection and creativity, today becomes a tangible commitment…

1 Jan 2022

Preview of two new yarns at “Filo 2021”

Linificio reveals its know-how through two exceptional expressions of its know-how…

1 Sep 2021


Composite materials in hemp fibre for parts of the car body of Romeo Ferraris’ Giulia ETCR.

A project that boasts a high degree of technology, sustainability ….

1 Jun 2021



The linen of the past to provide care, protection and a better future to children.

23 Sep 2020


1873 – The Ould Linen was born

A pure linen yarn, obtained by applying the production techniques of long ago…

12 Sep 2020


The Holy Shroud “reborn”

After years of research and experimentation, this extraordinary project at last becomes reality….

25 Giu 2020


Collaboration with TEDx in Italy: the 1000 Give Bags initiative.

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale and QUID came up with the idea of using highest quality linen to create unique bags.

5 Oct 2019


Linificio among the 100 national ambassadors

Recognition for the commitment to enhance the land by coupling technology with local history…

16 Dec 2019


Linificio e canapificio nazionale receives the “100 national ambassadors award”

Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale has been awarded the prestigious “100 National Ambassadors Award”

3 Dic 2018


Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale in numbers.

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Range of yarn counts