Vitale Barberis Canonico

In the search for new fabrics and new performance, with OFFLIMITS Vitale Barberis Canonico crosses boundaries and enters “forbidden” territories, going beyond formalwear.

Wool is being renewed, it is taking on new functionalities, it is being blended with research fibres, with recycled polymers in a hybridisation process which gives a new light to a natural raw material that Vitale Barberis Canonico has been processing with competence and great passion for more than 350 years. Wool, which is already unique, innovative, renewable and biodegradable, is further enriched and transformed, it becomes fluid to satisfy new, contemporary demands.

The fabrics of the OFFLIMITS range
Plain blue with Vitale Barberis Canonico Offlimits label
The absolute comfort of >20% stretch wool

The iconic Vitale Barberis Canonico yarns reach a new level of performance in the combination with a state-of-the-art elastomer. The Hyperstretch fabrics always ensure more than 20% stretch both in the bi- and in the mono stretch versions, guaranteeing maximum freedom of movement, in addition to the unique qualities of wool. Hyperstretch fabrics are also hyper-versatile as they lend themselves to an infinite range of interpretations, from suits to jackets to outerwear.

Plain in wool and technical fibres with Vitale Barberis Canonico Offlimits label
Innovation incubator

Hybrid is the theatre of the most advanced research by Vitale Barberis Canonico: a hotbed of ideas where the various strands of study for increasingly performant fabrics come together. The wool hybridisation process is enhanced in innovative blends with carbon or with Cordura® and high tenacity polyamide yarns. The Wrinkled Wool fabrics, designed to keep their permanent creases over time, stand out for their eye-catching look.

Technicity which looks to the future

The newborn family unites technicity and sensitivity to environmental matters, using state-of-the-art technical fibres: the thinnest of polyester or recycled polyamide yarns and a yarn in polyamide with accelerated degradation. These yarns form a resistant warp on which the weft is created in wool to obtain light and consistent fabrics with the look and hand of wool. Unique quality to which stretch is added.