When fabric production plunge its roots in the past, but look to the future.

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The detail is what makes the difference between product and art.

We produce Made in Italy fabric combining tradition and innovation, to obtain a unique and ethical product dedicated to the market of luxury clothing.
Borghi 1819 is a textile company specialized in the design and production of high quality fabrics for clothing.
Located in the ancient working-class village of Varano Borghi, the company was founded in the early 1800s with the name by Cotonificio Borghi. TBM Group owned the company since 1985 and completely renovate and equip it with state-of-the-art machinery. On the 200th anniversary, Borghi 1819 has brought its offices back inside the industrial site where it all began in the 18th century.
Territory. Tradition. Identity.
“We maintain the tradition of family business made of experience and creativity, with a responsible eye on the environment and the area around us”

Our offices

The building was built in the first half of the 1800s, enlarged, and modernized several times. A careful intervention of industrial archeology, started in 2018, allowed bringing it back to its past beauty while keeping the structure unchanged and the perception of the spaces’ entirety unaltered, restoring its functionality. While planning efficient spaces for new functions, the renovation has been as conservative as possible and aimed at enhancing the valuable existing elements.
All the three levels of the building feature a single large rectangular room, marked by spans of cast iron columns, iron beams and brick vaults. The selection of furniture was not left to chance: all the pieces were recovered from old factories of the province and have been carefully restored, giving them new life. The building houses the offices of Borghi 1819, sales department and style office, the showroom and an event space that can be used for conferences and exhibitions.

Our Textile Archive

We invest in research, innovation and test to transform our fabrics in excellence. The creative value is the result of a process of development that has lasted for over 100 years and it is contained in our historical archive that collects the stylistic and technological evolution of the sector.
The archive, consisting of both references related to the history of the TBM Group and the result of Italian and foreign acquisitions, offers an complete overview of the twentieth century cotton and linen production. Among the more than 2000 books kept in our offices there are volumes dated from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
The archive is a priceless gift for us and a source of daily inspiration that we share with joy with customers and students interested in discovering our world.

Varano Borghi -
The historical site

Varano Borghi, town in the province of Varese, Lombardia, it is an historical site. Like Crespi d’Adda and the Olivetti Complex in Ivrea, Varano Borghi is one of the oldest industrial centers in Italy, from the beginning of the 1800s. Varano, called Varano Borghi in 1906, became an example of a workers’ village. The town developed thanks to the Borghi family who, not stopping only at technical and mechanical improvement of the cotton mill, devoted itself to the social life of his workers and their families. Were built schools, houses for workers and was improved the architecture of the town.

Palude Brabbia —
The natural park

Our offices and production plants are located in the geographical area of the Palude Brabbia, part of the Ticino Natural Park. Our company, as part of the TBM group, is involved in the maintenance and park protection. We comply with particularly strict environmental regulations and with ecological values significantly lower than the national average.

Il Lago di Comabbio

The Lago di Comabbio is an integral part of the naturalistic heritage that surrounds us. This encourages us to pay great attention to use of water throughout the dyeing and finishing cycle. The water used for the production process comes from the lake. Thanks to the Group’s investment and its activity of water quality preservation, the water is reintroduced in the lake after a meticulous process purification, which is continuously monitored.