Massimo Ravinale - Who we are

WHO WE ARE

The MASSIMO RAVINALE brand is born from decades of experience of FLORENCE TEXTYL S.A.S, a Company specialized in the production and marketing of women's, and men's clothing accessories. For our production, mainly directed to the production of foulards, scarves and ties, we use noble fibers such as silk, wool and cashmere.
Our motto are: originality, quality, refinement, craftsmanship. That's how we chose to respond to the growing demand from our customers for products with a high added value from a stylistic point of view. A quality, ours, which is not only certified by a workmanship exclusively Made in Italy but which translates into a sensory experience for the customer. Through a careful search for exclusive materials, a production refined by many years of experience and the continuous evolution of our manual and digital art techniques, we offer to the public a product that stands out for its beauty. Precious at touch fabrics, vivid colors, elegant lines; the customer who wears our foulards, our scarves and ties, can thus recognize it as a trademark of quality, love and passion. Choosing a craftsmanship method also allows us to be aware of the quality, and the quantity, to care for our products in detail, to adhere to the traditional techniques of the Florentine production district. That's how we like to think and describe our way of working: we are craftsmen and we work for being able to offer you to wear a product of quality.
We handle directly the creative and productive phases. The creative stage is realized both with artistic techniques (painting) and with the latest generation tools (digital drawing), for finding a right balance between originality and tradition. The production phase is based on the search for the best raw materials and the most advanced processing techniques.
The Made in Italy is our vocation; every stage of processing of the noble fibers that we handle takes place in Italy. We also use the most modern low environmental impact technologies, combining a passion for innovation and respect for nature.

PRODUCTIVE CYCLE

From the design of the collection to its realization, the brand Massimo Ravinale follows the entire production cycle, in order to guarantee the quality of the finished product.
Our production cycle, which is completely realized in Italy and therefore places particular emphasis on the phase leading from the preparation to the finishing of the fabric, or to the nobilization of the same. A procedure, the one of the nobilization, which gives fabrics more pleasing to look and feel, characterizes and makes unique a product Made in Italy.
We make woven and printed fabrics. The use of the most innovative digital technologies allows flexibility and low environmental impact in the printing phase.
The experience and study of yarn fibers has allowed the creation of new fabrics, through the union and the combination of wool, cashmere and silk. They thus gain innovative fibers, precious for their lightness and softness, evocative of a world of delicate emotions.

NOBEL FIBERS

All the noble fibers we handle are completely processed in Italy.

Cashmere

It is the most sought-after and loved textile fiber in the world for its lightness and gentleness. Appreciated especially for the softness and warmth that it gives in contact with the skin, cashmere is a fine fiber whose processing requires experience and attention throughout the delicate production cycle: from the selection of the flake (length, finesse and cleanliness are the elements that determine the superior quality of the fiber), to the transformation into yarn and then to the fabric. Italy is the first transformer in the world of precious cashmere: the important know-how gained in the manufacture of the Made in Italy allows in fact to obtain the highest quality of fabric. Among the special types of elaboration is combed cashmere, characterized by a uniform, smooth, long, non-hairy surface. It is a very durable yarn that is obtained from long fibers and thanks to a special spinning technique.
Cashmere is an Asian goat wool originating in Kashmir, a historic region currently divided between India, Pakistan and China. In nature it is found in different shades: white, the most precious color because it is suitable for dyeing colors, beige, to brown.
The Mongolian steppes, the north of the Gobi Desert and Chinese Inner Mongolia, are the production sites of the finest cashmere fiber.

Silk

Slinky, light and mysterious; There is no fabric in the world that has inspired and satisfied more the vanity of women and men. Beauty and elegance, but not only: silk is a particularly soft and resilient fabric, is a good thermal conductor, is insulating from electricity and burns slowly in contact with fire.
The legend attributes the discovery of silk to Chinese Empress Xi Lingh Shi, who, while looking for damages suffered by the emperor mulberry, would notice a caterpillar and touched it with his fingers. It is reported that a silk thread began to emerge from the caterpillar and that the Empress began to wrap it around the finger, gaining a sense of warmth as the fabric covered her hand. Eventually he saw a small cocoon and understood the bond between the bug and the silk; Thus spreading among its people the secret of this precious productive activity, giving life to the art of sericulture.
Whether this is the origin of the discovery or not, it is certain that the silk was first worked in China around 3000 BC, and there was jealously guarded the secret for centuries before spreading to the West. Italy was the largest producer until the period between the two world wars.
The silk is therefore born of a voracious beetle of mulberry leaves. After its rapid growth, the worm stops feeding and rows its cocoon producing a fiber about 900 meters long. The fiber is obtained when the bug has become a chrysalis. At this point, the stew phase, which consists of subjecting the cocoon to high temperatures. Then, through many jobs, the gummy part the gummy part separates from the one that becomes silk fiber. At this point there begins a softening step of the cocoon, through which transformation takes place in a long filament called "bava".

Wool

Wool is a natural textile fiber obtained from sheep veal (sheep and some goats). It is derived through the haircut, which for the sheep occurs in the spring. The wool thus obtained is called "virgin", while the one recovered after slaughter is called "tanning". Wool is famous for its strength and elasticity and to be an excellent thermal insulation.

FIRENZE

The pursuit of beauty is what drives our work and that drives us continually to improve the product in terms of quality and elegance. To give strength and energy to this research, there is the framework in which we are fortunate to work, the city of Florence, Firenze. A unique place in the world for the unique combination of a glorious past, which has given humanity an artistic heritage of timeless beauty, and an innovative push that makes this city, still today, a laboratory of culture and style. Just think of the central role that Florence maintains in the field of fashion, hosting one of the most visited international industry events, Pitti Men and Pitti Yarn.
It's not just the innovative push to make this place the perfect setting for the branded Massimo Ravinale brand. It is the Florentine craftsmanship, the point of excellence of the Made in Italy, to make the products of this district still valuable and recognizable today. Work done with love, patience, passion, experience. The result of techniques handed down over time by the skilled hands of artisans and artists. An added value that today, despite the opening of the market to less expensive and inexpensive work, is sought and chosen by customers all over the world.
Innovation, tradition, territory. It is in fact coming out of the streets of the city and walking to the discovery of the charming countryside of our region, that you can savor the essence of this land, taste the genuineness of the products, sipping good wine, admiring the landscape from the sinuous hillside contours. A land, the Tuscan one, that allows a real sensory experience and breaks into our productive activity transforming into color, softness and solidarity.