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French Luxury Group Kering Set to Establish Testing Labs in Tuscany

  • 30th Jun 2020
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French Luxury Group Kering Set to Establish Testing Labs in Tuscany

French luxury group Kering revealed on 25 June that they are planning to set up a laboratory that will be solely dedicated to the fashion pipeline.

The Laboratory will be based in Prato, Tuscany and it will be named as TIL i.e. Test & Innovation Laboratory. it will give concoction, physical and biological tests on completed and semi-completed items just as crude materials for the clothing, calfskin merchandise, footwear, watches, gems and eyewear categories.

The new Tuscany-based Test & Innovation Laboratory shall start its operations from 2021. This is the principal such activity for Kering, which is sparing an existing gem in the crown in the town of Prato, a material and garments maker center. Last year a public institution called Buzzilab closed down, , and Kering will hire some of its chemists and specialized laborers  .

The project is a piece of a strategy to create compound testing in the long haul, as Kering will have the option to have a committed structure that will be controlled and overseen straightforwardly, as expressed the French luxury group. TIL will likewise permit Kering to promote the execution of its sustainability objectives.

Previously Kering Group was also a client of Buzzilab and the arrangement is made such that brands and organizations inside and outside the group will be permitted to access the services of TIL.

The new venture is one more substantial indication of Kering’s enthusiasm for combining its presence and putting resources into Italy to build up its brands.

Gucci initiated ArtLab, its first calfskin products and shoe manufacturing complex, in April 2018, situated in Scandicci, outside Florence. The site covers around 400,000 square feet. President and CEO Marco Bizzarri at the time said the complex was the greatest industrial investment in the historical backdrop of Gucci.

It is reported that Kering is planning to establish a new Atelier Maroquinerie Yves Saint Laurent in Scandicci, inn outskirts of Florence. The contract will be to lease a complex in the town and it was finalized in January.


A luxury enthusiast who is presently pursuing Masters in Global Luxury Goods and Services Management from MIP Politecnico Di Milano and SP Jain School of Global Management. Shaurjyadeep is deeply influenced by the way Europeans perceive luxury. He is a  proud alumnus of Don Bosco School who hai... read more


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