The house of Lora & Festa dates back to 1885 and is rare in its unique quality and unbroken family heritage for over 4 generations.
Strategically headquartered in Hong Kong since 2011 with another office in Shanghai, and representative offices in Italy, France, New York,
and Japan, Lora & Festa is in the unique position of being able to source its ultra luxurious noble fibers from around the world and
is one of the leading purchasers of cashmere globally.
Originally based within the picturesque pine clad Italian alpine village of Quarona, north west of Milan, brothers Ottavio and Severino Lora founded
a vertical wool mill in 1885 known as Fratelli Lora.
By 1917 it was converted into a worsted spinning mill processing imported wool to supply yarn to the Italian domestic market.
Then in1926 the company become known as Lora & Festa, headed by Ottavio's son Alfredo Lora and brother in law Giacomino Festa Bianchet.
After WW2, the next generation of Lora & Festa took the helm, led by Giacomino’s son Ottavio Festa Bianchet, andexpanded into continental Europe.
While investing in new machinery, adapting to evolving customer tastes, Lora & Festa became an Italian SpA.
The 4th generation saw the emergence of Giacomo Festa Bianchet in the 1970’s and Edoardo Festa Bianchet in the 1990’s with an entry into the world’s luxury markets.
In 2001, Edoardo established Lora & Festa in Hong Kong and lay the foundations for a global business platform out of Asia for the Lora & Festa brand.
Rain and Stain protection
An avant-garde cashmere collection, NanocashmereTM, blends a refined and luxurious style with cutting edge technology.
NanocashmereTM creates fabrics that are water and stain proof, without modifying other features, such as the hand feel
and breathability, delivering long-term results.
Nanostructures, designed to repel liquids are inserted into the cashmere fibers at laboratory level mimicking the repelling
and cleansing properties of certain plants.
This highly innovative process gives NanocashmereTM the features of:
- waterproof, rain and snow protection;
- easy washing;
- quick drying;
- less sensitive to dry-cleaner treatments; and
- more resistant to pilling.
Lora & Festa NanocashmereTM is for people who enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf, sailing, skiing, and are looking for protection and comfort without renouncing style.
Lora & Festa Nanocashmere™ modifies cashmere at the molecular level by attaching hydrophobic nano-structures to individual fibers that elevate liquids, causing them to bead and roll right off the knitted surface.
The technology works on the nano scale - that is, on the molecular level - to protect each cashmere fiber Lora & Festa Nanocashmere™ repellent technology is inspired from the water repellency and self-cleaning behaviours of certain plants in nature.
Repels the elements such as rain and snow Stains can be spot cleaned away Dust and dirt can easily be shaken or brushed off Dries quickly Reduced number of home laundering or dry cleaning Maintains natural breathability and retains cashmere natural softness Provides long-lasting protection Improves pilling resistance Free of volatile organic solvents
WOOLMARK standards. Solid colours for striped knits please ask for special colour fastness
Hand wash gently in tepid water with neutral soap or dryclean with proper solvents. pressing with steam before washing. Dry at low temperature 40°max. Do not rub spin. Flat drying is recommended It is necessary to make specific trials on own knits, as the final result always depends on type of knitting machine used and stitch density.
A technical data sheet with all the related instruction is available on request.
100% Cashmere (Ws)
Nm. 2/27.000 - 1 ply 12 gauge, flat machines - cotton 21/24 gg.
Minimums for colour
All Stock Service colours can be chosen from Newcashmere Colour Cards without surcharge. Due to our highly innovative nanotechnology cashmere treatment, colours may have slight variations in tone which should be taken into account during the sampling process.
Special colours can be made
Optimal dye/batches solid colours: kg. 3 - 5 - 10 - 20 with surcharge. Optimal quantity for melanges colours: From Kg. 45 with surcharge
100% Cashmere (Ws) APPLICATION
Nm. 7.000 - 1 ply 8 gauge, flat machines - cotton 12/15 gg.
Minimums for colour
All Stock Service colours can be chosen from Maestro Colour Card, without surcharge.
Due to our highly innovative nanotechnology cashmere treatment, colours may have slight variations in tone which should be taken into account during the sampling process.
Special colours can be made
Optimal dye/batches solid colours: kg. 3 - 5 - 10 - 20 with surcharge.
Optimal quantity for melanges colours
From Kg. 100 with surcharge