Zegna started his company in the Northern Italian town of Trivero in 1910 with the dream of creating the most beautiful fabrics in the world. It has since grown into one of Italy’s best-known dynamic family businesses. The company is now led by the third generation with Gildo as CEO, Paolo as Chairman, and Anna as President of Fondazione Zegna. Today, the fourth generation has entered the company and continues to innovate.
Since its inception, Zegna has had an international vision. Founder Ermenegildo sourced the best quality natural fibers directly from their country of origin, imported them to Italy to be expertly woven, and subsequently exported these luxury fabrics while promoting the Zegna brand worldwide. Ermenegildo’s brilliant business mind was not limited to his particular industrial field. He understood that the quality he sought for his products couldn’t be separated from a positive relationship with the local territory and the community.