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Lanificio Bottoli, a new line with dyes obtained from coffee (Dersut)

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The key points

  • Two historic textile and food companies join forces to create a sustainable fabric
  • The Bottoli wool mill produces a fabric made with the intertwining of silk threads dyed with the grounds of Dersut coffee
  • A further recycling of coffee grounds could be the basis of an innovative method of filtration and purification of waste water.

An unprecedented collaboration between two Venetian textile and food companies was born in the name of the circular economy and sustainability. 1949) by the Caballini family of Sassoferrato and today also present on the markets of the United Arab Emirates, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The project

Plaids, blankets, fabrics, in delicate natural and coffee colors. These are the first images of the new productions. The Lanificio, leader in the production of high-end clothing fabrics, has been at the forefront of the ecological theme for years with its line of natural fabrics without chemical dyes and now for the next Spring / Summer 2023 season Bottoli is investing further in the theme of sustainability and offers natural fabrics made with the intertwining of silk threads dyed with coffee grounds.

The technique is innovative and the process allows the reuse of coffee grounds, a by-product that bars and restaurants must still dispose of. The collaboration with Dersut coffee, a Venetian excellence in the Horeca sector, provides for the recycling of coffee grounds collected by some of its customers (4 thousand in Italy and abroad including a hundred single-brand coffee shops). And the prospects are even broader: a further recycling of coffee grounds could be the basis of an innovative method of filtration and purification of waste water.

The protagonists

Bottoli, in its fifth generation, has 35 specialized employees and for years has been a leader in patterned fabrics for clothing and blankets; today it exports to 21 countries. Its characteristic is the search for innovative fabrics and the enhancement of craftsmanship, so much so that the wool mill, now a rare expression of the complete production cycle (a case that has remained unique between Lombardy and Veneto) is loved by the major fashion brands that have exhibited it. the logo on their creations. In recent seasons the brand has come to the fore due to the prestigious collaborations initiated, among other things, with the Milanese Maison Etro for Italian wool blankets, with Ballantyne which has chosen its tartan fabrics for its centenary, and with the Japanese fashion star Junya Watanabe in co-branding with Levi’s for her brand Comme des Garçons Man.

Dersut Caffè Spa is a historic roasting company based in Conegliano (TV), founded after the war by the Caballini family from Sassoferrato; since 1949, thanks to the passion for coffee and the entrepreneurial spirit of the owners, it has pursued the search for quality not only of the product, but also of the entire production process and company organization, seeking the best qualities directly in the production areas of coffee, purchasing the right harvests, ensuring technology and carrying out constant checks, which guarantee compliance with the quality standards set for each production phase.
The company exclusively serves 4 thousand public establishments, mainly distributed in the Triveneto, with a recent expansion in Piedmont and an increasingly significant presence on some important European markets and beyond, having recently also landed in the markets of the Arab Emirates, of the Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
In 2002 he started the project of branded coffee shops and in 2010 Dersut inaugurated the unique Coffee Museum, set up in a former bachificio, completely renovated located in the immediate vicinity of the company headquarters.

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