Fibres, colours and tastes, but also traditions, the richness of a region and a vocation in textiles, the pleasure of dressing well, of working well and the know-how of many experts, the love of beauty and aesthetics. This is the world towards which Vitale Barberis Canonico has dedicated its every effort since 1663, to produce the best textiles Made in Italy for gentlemen’s wardrobes. The Fabric Academy project came to life in 2013 and derives from the heritage of skills gained during this long passage of time and from the wish to share these skills with the objective of promoting and spreading the culture of high-quality fabrics. Fabric Academy is an exclusive didactic and experiential pathway which was planned in the historical premises of Pratrivero and in CASA VBC in Milan, and is offered throughout the world to professionals in the clothing sector and to all those who are passionate about fabrics and men’s styles. It is an expertise-sharing programme by means of which those who operate in the sector can meet and collaborate with each other, generating new stimuli and creating a true community of ideas. An innovative type of training to study in depth the skills necessary in all things to do with fabrics and men’s clothing: from the basic weave, to the treatment of the wool, the history of the fabrics right up to the latest trends, and with a new part aimed at communication aspects. Fabric Academy: men’s clothing today, use instructions.