Zegna is unique in the men’s fashion world for owning 100% of its supply chain. Ermenegildo Zegna spins ultrafine merino wool from farms in Australia and New Zealand, to create a fabric unlike any other. This is shown by Achill Farm, in NSW, Australia—fully-owned by Zegna, where they get the fleece of their prestigious AchillFarm fabric. Its 10,000 sheep have become an inseparable part of the Zegna world, producing a premium fabric for their collections. The group has three principles: setting long-term objectives, maintaining family ownership to ensure continuity, and following a sound ethical commitment enshrined in a rigorous corporate governance system. These ensure that the company stays true to the founder’s vision while ensuring it constantly adapts to the needs of the consumer.
Ermenegildo Zegna founded his wool mill – Lanificio Zegna – in 1910 in the Alpine foothills of Trivero. Today, Zegna fabrics are still one of Italy’s most acclaimed exports. Ermenegildo Zegna’s vision was in many ways ahead of his time: to source the best quality natural fibres, directly from their country of origin; to innovate in product and production processes, and to give back to the environment of his suppliers and workers.