2000 The Zegna Group, Italy
The Zegna Group
The Zegna Group is widely considered the world leader in fine men’s clothing. Zegna was founded by Angelo Zegna in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Born in 1859 the fourth child of a farmer, Angelo built a textile manufacturing plant and had a family of ten children. His sons worked in the factory and when Angelo died in 1923, Ermenegildo, the youngest child emerged as the next leader of the family business.
The Zegna Group is a totally integrated business, controlling the entire value chain from raw materials right through to the final sale of a finished product to the customer. It is a successful business which has built on traditions and values as defined by earlier generations but which each generation has successfully redefined and adapted to the changed world.