Introduction Raphael S.r.l.
The history of RAPHAEL wool mill began in 1972, in an industrial warehouse located in Crevacuore, a small town in Valsessera, with less than two thousand inhabitants on the eastern border of the Biella area.
It was there that Pierluigi Fileppo, gained great experience as a textile designer in other wool mills in the area, decided to start his own business with the desire to freely express his creativity.
In the following years, between 1975 and 1982, his wife and brother, Wilma and Bruno, and sister-in-law Cristina joined RAPHAEL’S staff.
In 1990 the company moved to Pray, Via Noveis 19, always in Biella’s area, where it is still based today.
This small town, located in northern Italy, in Piedmont, in Valsessera has a very long and uninterrupted wool tradition.
The two sons of Pierluigi, Franco and Gianluca, and the granddaughters, Claudia and Paola, collected the inheritance and carry on the craft respecting what is now an ancient family tradition.
Our clientele includes the major producers scattered around the world.
We are an operating group in constant search of innovative fabrics based on quality, fashion trends and especially on the stylistic needs of our customers.
We produce clothing fabrics with various qualities of wool, cashmere, alpaca, angora, mohair, silks and cottons in a weight range from 150 to 1000 grams per meter.
We are specialists in double splittable fabrics, elastic, natural stretch, coated, jacquard.
We give our fabrics finishing ranging from the classic treatment to particular finishing such as hair, paper hand, chintz, coating, ready for printing.
Raphael has always been careful to the principles of environmental sustainability, to respect the nature of the verdant Valsessera, where we are located, in a healthy environment where the health of its employees and the working conditions are preserved in the various production processes.
We pay particular attention to safety in work, both within the company and the one of our collaborators, in the various stages of processing.
The enhancement of the territory and its natural resources have always been fundamental points for Raphael within the company mission, as well as the precautions to reduce the environmental impact, such as the use of clean energy deriving from solar panels which, in addition to guaranteeing environmental protection, allow significant energy savings for the company.
The transition to an LED lighting system has also allowed the company to reduce energy costs and achieve significant energy savings.
The use of natural materials for the production of fine fabrics guarantees the health of consumers, with consequent appreciation by end users.
We are proud to join the 4Sustainability RoadMap for sustainability, through a series of targeted projects, in particular training on chemical management and qualification from a sustainable perspective of our raw materials.
We are FSC certified (for viscose) GRS (Global Recycled Standard) GOTS (Global organic Textile Standard) RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) ZQ and Nativa.