Raw materials

The Trophies

Ermenegildo Zegna gives out Trophies since almost 50 years for top quality in raw materials production. These prizes are much coveted by natural fibres producers and are a powerful incentive to gearing production to superior quality.

To take part in the Ermenegildo Zegna Trophies, farmers must choose a fleece and submit it to a panel of independent judges. The main criterion is fineness but the fibres are also assessed according to other parameters with a decisive bearing on the quality and performance of the raw material.

Of these the most important are: cleanness, regularity, appearance, style, length and others. At the end of each year’s competitions, Ermenegildo Zegna buys all the raw materials the farmers submitted, thus securing the world’s finest fleeces.