At the origins of fabric
A complete and integrated production process
Miroglio Textile strongly focuses on all stages of the production process: style analysis, the manufacture of samples before production begins, the manufacturing process, close quality checks, and the management of shipping logistics. An integrated production process ensuring efficient and prompt services to customers.
The style department comprises 40 designers: collection creators located across the globe that report to the main office. This allows us to quickly receive all the information we need on the trends of the moment. Global and daily information is sent to the main office also enriched with information from designers’ research trips.
The collections are based on internal designs and on new creations and patterns; they are conceived to be sold across the globe on the basis of the indications received from Europe, Asia and America. Inspiration comes from art, style, design and from the everyday life of cities from all over the world. They are global collections in which each country can find its own style inspired to the latest fashion trends.
Our designers have technical skills, special sensitivity to the fashion and trends of the moment along with knowledge of the history of fashion. Strong focus is given to evolving graphic styles and to colours, as well as to new aesthetic and expressive canons based on trends. Thanks to the creation of the “Metri d’Arte” project, forms of cooperation with contemporary artists, illustrators and design schools have been set up over the past years to seek new ideas and talents as well as new channels for creativity.
Our work focuses increasingly on customisation and personalisation, the result of the digital revolution of these past years. Digital revolution has changed the foundations of image and graphics. The canons of taste and fashion have been influenced and charmed by the new outlook of the digital world and, as a result, garments interpret the trend of widespread digital aesthetics. Stylistic creativity increasingly shifts its attention towards creative communication areas using digital technologies and images. Digital printing, with its lower costs, allows designers to explore diverse and more daring creative proposals with numerous varieties of prints and proposals.
Established in 1980, the Printing house of Govone in the province of Cuneo is today Europe’s largest printing house for fashionwear textiles. It is spread over 64,000 square metres, produces 30 million metres of fabric every year for a total of 3,500 designs, and is specialised in printing fabrics and knitwear in cotton, polyester, cupro, modal, wool, acrylic, nylon, viscose, polyamide, linen, silk and mixtures with elastomer. It can count on two printing production units equipped with rotary presses and modern ink-jet machines including two latest generation MS Lario (continuous single-pass) machines and the newest LarioEVO, that guarantees better performance and thanks to applications never designed before, is able to space from digital printing to traditional printing, always mantaining a top definition. This printing technology allows Miroglio Textile to realize top quality fabrics with high definition colours and designs and to customize its fabrics to the extreme.
The plant offers a wide range of printing techniques and outstanding production flexibility:
- Traditional printingwith reactive dyes, pigments, acid and basic chemicals, and a fully-equipped internal cylinder engraving unit employing traditional laser and ink-jettable wax techniques alike.
- Ink-jet printing with highly modern machines equipped for printing reactive, disperse and acid dyes.
Eco-sustainability and certifications
The modernisation of machinery, combined with new production cycles, is an example of how respect for the environment and production eco-sustainability are a core issue for the growth of the printing house.
The lifecycle analysis of printed polyester (LCA assessment) performed by ICEA (Institute for ethical and environmental certification) demonstrates how notable environmental performance results may be reached. (see E.Volution)
The Govone printing house site is certified according to standard ISO9001.
Traditional and ink-jet productions are certified according to OekoTex Standard 100 Class II.
This certification guarantees that – based on monitoring of the chemical products used in the manufacturing processes and on specific annual laboratory tests – the fabrics are in no way detrimental to the health of the persons wearing the final garment.
This is the department where the samples and fabric palettes for the sale of collections are created. Samples can be manufactured manually or automatically using machines that carry out fabric assembly processes to create the samples.
The department is divided into:
The samples warehouse is provided with almost 8’000 items for a total of over 160,000 metres of fabric. All of the bolts are provided with RFID and barcode, and every position has its own barcode to understand at any time which product it includes.
Sample cutting area
This is the area where the samples start to be produced. Three workstations work in parallel. Each consists of a work table where the operator spreads, cuts and handles the bolts, and of an automatic cutting machine for the finishing stage of the process.
Sample stocking area
This area is provided with 4 vertical warehouses, each comprising 80 levels in which the mono-reference products are stored until their removal.
Automatic sample assembly area
The automatic process starts by passing through the machines in parallel; an operator checks the correct functioning of the workstation which glues together two or more variations.
The automated process ensures accuracy and speed.
Packaging and labelling area
Packaging is performed with machinery that film wraps the products and closes them in boxes. Every package contains a packing list summarising the codes, quantity and prices of the products and has an external label identifying the package and its addressee.
Created in 2010, the new logistics site of Castagnole Lanze includes the finished fabrics warehouse, Sublitex, the end-of-series and second-choice sales warehouse, the samples unit and the packaging and shipping department, covering a surface of 30,000 square meters.
The new site is also provided with an innovative automatic warehouse for stocking, sorting, packaging and shipping bolts of fabric received from various facilities.
The stocking warehouse comprises a shelving system, 10 stacker cranes and a complex system for the entrance and exit of the rolls.
Total storage capacity is 120,000 pieces.
The stacker cranes have a special device designed for removing and returning the rolls. This key device is the result of an innovative project that allows a single roll to be selectively removed in an entirely autonomous manner.
The benefits of the system are:
- very high flexibility and operational speed due to the optimisation of ‘store in’ and ‘store out’ cycles, removal and packaging, which ensure just-in-time operations.
- optimum exploitation of available storage volume.
- safety and efficiency of product flow via identification and overall progress of bolts, based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, with no need for barcode labels.