Our company

A point of reference in the fashion fabric lamination sector with over 50 years of experience. Founded on principles of quality, innovation and reliability, we are committed to offering cutting-edge solutions that meet the needs of our most demanding customers.

1954

alessi Luigi 1954

The company is born

The company was founded by Luigi Alessi, on the basis of textile activities prior to the Second World War which forced the closure of every commercial activity. The business proposed itself as a distributor of footwear items and accessories that were in great demand during the post-war economic recovery.

1956/
1965

alessi Luigi

Aliberta and Alvaro

In 1956 Aliberta Alessi, daughter of Luigi Alessi, came in to provide full support and will expertly administer the company until 2015. In 1965, Aliberta’s husband, Alvaro Taviani, also came in to support the company who, following his personal intuition, decides to combine the commercial activity with the first artisanal textile lamination activity in order to provide a further service to customers.

1970

Relocation and expansion

The company moves to the historic headquarters in via Paoli still in the center of Campi Bisenzio, expanding the textile lamination structure

1970/
1975

1970/
1975

The third generation

The third generation of the family joins the company to support the company with the arrival of Vittorio and Pierluigi, the respective sons of Alvaro and Aliberta Taviani

1989/
1990

1989/1990

Affirmation and magnification

The now well established company, following the need to further implement the structure, moved to the current headquarters in via Prunaia in Campi Bisenzio Florence.

1998/
2005

1998/2005

The fourth generation

The fourth generation of the company takes over with the arrival of Tommaso, Lorenzo, Anita and Francesco, the children of Vittorio and Pierluigi Taviani

2001/
2022

2001/2022

the path towards corporate sustainability

The company begins a path linked to corporate sustainability, achieving GRS certification in 2022 and following ZDHC as well as defining its own code of ethics and conduct.

certifications

GRS

Alessi Luigi, deemed it appropriate to implement the level of corporate sustainability, becoming GRS certified, promoted by Textile Exchange, an international non-profit organization that is committed to responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector with the aim of encouraging the reduction of consumption of resources (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and increase the quality of recycled products. GRS certifies products containing at least 20% recycled material, ensures the maintenance of traceability throughout the entire production process, from the material recycling phases to the labeling of the finished product, imposes restrictions on the use of chemical products, guarantees compliance with environmental and social criteria in all phases of the production chain and finally provides for the release of an environmental declaration verified by a third party which certifies the content of recycled materials in intermediate and finished products.

ZDHC

In a social and productive context increasingly aimed at the use of textile raw materials and chemical products with reduced environmental impact, our company has also decided for some years to undertake a virtuous, ambitious and at the same time complex path that passes through the adoption of RSL-ZDHC to monitor the level of sustainability of fabrics and chemical products used in our lamination, resining and water-repellent treatments.

ZDHC, acronym for Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals is a program created on November 21, 2011, in response to the campaign launched by Greenpeace. Started by six clothing brands, it was also established as a foundation in 2015 and still represents an initiative in which over 160 collaborators in the fashion and footwear sector have joined.

The objective of reducing the chemical footprint in this area, gradually eliminating dangerous substances and driving towards the diffusion of sustainable textiles, is carried out with various programs and tools, including ZDHC Gateway,
the first global database for safer chemistry and a platform for better chemical management. It allows companies to also share data on wastewater and monitor the production performance of different suppliers based on reference standards. Alessi Luigi has been present since 2022 as Supplier to Zero Level 1.

Code of ethics

The company has always based its activity on principles of ethical integrity and for this reason it felt the need to formalize an internal document that brings together the set of fundamental values ​​and the resulting rules of conduct.