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15milmil15 - 14milmil14 - 13milmil13
Ongoing efforts to improve raw materials and technical developments at the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool Mill over the past half century gave the market a constant stream of very light fabrics such as the “15milmil15” (1996) or the “14milmil14”, and finally the acme of exclusiveness, the “13milmil13”, the result of selection from the Ermenegildo Zegna Vellus Aureum Trophy. These names refer to the fineness of the woolen fiber used in the fabrics, respectively 15, 14 and 13 micron (1 micron = 1 thousandth of a millimeter). To appreciate how exceptional this is, one need only reflect that a human hair measures around 50 - 60 micron.

Only selected fibers 15 microns in diameter go into this exclusive 15 MILMIL15 (100% wool) fabric from the Ermenegildo Zegna wool mill. Softness and innate elegance make it indispensable for suits in perfect harmony with the finest Italian sartorial tradition. The 15MILMIL15 SILK version (51% silk, 49% wool) is the result of blending the most precious wool with the natural sheen of silk, and is dedicated to those who are particularly fond of extraordinarily lustrous garments. 15 MILMIL15 LINEN (55% linen, 45% wool) is created by blending superfine wools with linen to create a cool fabric ideal for summer.

The innovative 14 MILMIL 14 (100% wool) is distinguished by the extraordinary fineness of its fibers, measuring 14 microns in diameter, which ensures a pleasing handle and extreme comfort. This is an exclusive fabric produced from limited quantities of superfine merino wool.

Only few fleeces reach this fineness and are selected from the Vellus Aureum Trophy, which Ermenegildo Zegna chooses and submits to a panel of independent experts. Fineness, cleanness, regularity, appearance, style and length make this fabric unique.