Maeko Tessuti & Filati Naturali is born from Mauro Vismara’s passion for hemp fiber. In 1998 he decided to liberate his entrepreneurial ideas, and, after quitting his job as an osteopath, started making his first steps in the world of the production of natural fabrics.
He started a new and exciting activity that connected his great interest for the use of natural resources with the needs of the fashion industry, within an ethical context.
Determined to offer interesting news to a sector that is restless and thirsty for alternatives, he studied and explored various yarns from natural origins, in order to create particular and interesting types of weaves.
Relentlessly and constantly striving for improvement, he always met the targets to enhance the natural characteristics of natural fibers. The goal was always to use modern finishing treatments to give the fibers a soft and seductive touch, without changing their natural character.
A FEW YEARS LATER…
Maeko, in collaboration with Colorsystem, developed a special space dedicated to dyeing production with the use of GOTS certified colouring. The purpose of having this dyeing space is to maintain control over the production path and to hold onto the directives imposed by the Reach Regulation (control for the safety of using chemical substances).
The technical dyeing department in Como province provides for different services, useful for our own production and to every fashion/design company that might need them.
This department is focused on the requests of the companies, for example, the Lab Dip, a useful tool to study the dye samples, or the tinctures for smaller productions, starting from 5-10 mt.
…TENACIOUSLY ON MISSION
In 2014, Mauro, driven by a great passion, determination, and a bit of craziness, decided to reveal to the world his ambitious idea: restart the historical sector of hemp production in Italy, and reestablish the agricultural/industrial sector, where, a century ago, Italy was at the second place after Russia.
It’s pointless to say that the challenge appeared to be very ambitious and difficult: create hemp biological yarns from an Italian territory, it’s not easy at all!
But the ones who shared Maeko’s dream, wishing for it to become a real project, realized great meetings and exchanges of ideas and skills, leading to more and more concrete outcomes, slowly coming to life.
From the amazing cooperation that arose around Maeko, between expert agronomists, farmers and textile technicians, we came to the realization that we can do it!
Maeko & Partners, united with the shared goal to rewrite a new Italian chapter that tells about excellent fabrics coming from hemp fiber, are committed to this incredible challenge made of courage, strength and determination!
Maeko is tireless, and is working for you!