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Ancient tradition, technology, research and service with modern criteria: Milior, a flagship for the image of Italian textiles worldwide.

Today

Milior produces a complete range of products: mono and bi-elastic stretch, plain and patterned fabrics for both technical and sportswear, and fabrics more closely aimed at classic formal wear and ready-to-wear. Milior has always produced two collections: the winter collection, which is the most important in terms of turnover, and the summer collection.

Milior, in addition to pursuing the goals of research and innovation, had to adapt its production to these new standards, acquiring all the most important certifications in the areas of traceability, sustainability and, above all, creating a group of fabrics produced through the recycling of old fabrics and textile processing waste.

This new group, which is included in both collections, consisting of green, eco-sustainable, traceable fabrics, also made from recycled fibres and above all certified, meets all the requirements of a sustainable and circular production. All this is always accompanied by respect for human resources and safety at work, which are also essential values for the company.

Types and quantities of raw materials and yarns used are very wide and range from synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon, often used in combination with various types of elastomer, to natural fibres such as cotton, linen, wools of various types and micronages, cashmere, alpaca and other noble fibres.

The constant that has accompanied the production of the various collections over the years has always been innovation and research into new materials and finishes.

Yesterday

Milior was founded in 1895 on the initiative of Oreste Miliotti and is still today a leading company and an integral part of Prato’s textile district.

The company has always grown steadily and has never ceased to expand and update, always looking to the future both in the creation of its fabrics and in the technology needed to make and control them. Over the years it has become a reference point in the world of fashion, thanks to a high level of creativity and intelligent, constant and far-sighted research. The pursuit of this goal allowed Milior, at the beginning of the 70’s, to be the first company to introduce stretch fabrics on the market, becoming an important reference point for all its customers.

In the 90’s, with the birth of the minimal look, Milior became a world leader in the production of polyester stretch fabrics, which in those years were used in large quantities by both retail customers and the most important designers such as Prada, Versace, Armani, Donna Karan, Helmut Lang and many others.

In the 70’s Milior stretch fabrics were considered the most innovative and performing fabrics, so much so that they were used by the most important technical sportswear brands of the time and dressed the famous skiers of the Valanga Azzurra.

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1960

Milior began to produce its first innovative collections, with viscose and wool materials and yarn-dyed fabrics, as well as traditional Prato carded fabrics.

1970

Milior’s stretch fabrics were considered to be the most innovative and performing fabrics, so much so that they were used by the most important technical sportswear brands of the time and dressed the famous skiers of the Valanga Azzurra.

1990

With the birth of the “minimal look”, Milior became a world leader in the production of polyester stretch fabrics, which were used in large quantities in those years by both retail customers and the most important designers worldwide.

2000

Due to the demand of some important haute couture brands, Milior started again to produce also fabrics in wool and other noble fibres, with major company investments.