From our 3-hectare mulberry grove we collect precious leaves, the exclusive nourishment for the breeding of silkworms. The peculiarity of mulberry leaves lies in the fact that they are the only food that the silkworms eat. We are the leader of the Serinnovation project, an Operational Group that works in synergy for the reintroduction of Silk and to develop additional sources of income for farms. We are also part of a network of agricultural companies committed to an all-Italian ethical silk supply chain. The Italian Ethical Silk that enhances and innovates an ancient art that reaches the present day from Marco Polo. The Silk of Il Brolo became Art at MOMA in NEW YORK 2020 with the artist Neri Oxman The Brolo is also implementing an experimental Gelseto, that is a sixth of a different plant, with very narrow and close rows, with a high density of plants per hectare. The aim is a future mechanized harvest. We are working on the development of a prototype for the mechanization of mulberry branch harvesting. The choice comes from our desire for innovation and territoriality. In collaboration with the research institutes CREA and the University of Padua, we are experimenting with the cultivation of mulberry trees and the breeding of silkworms for an Ethical and Quality Supply Chain. An exclusive product with a Double Value.
Partnership with Il Brolo
Brolo is the leader of an PEI-AGRI PSR 16.1 SERINNOVATION Operating Group in collaboration with CREA which is experimenting with eco-sustainable models for the reintroduction of silkworm breeding. Italy was a world leader until the postwar period, then the introduction of pesticides and the low cost of Chinese labor eliminated this excellence. The breeding of the Baco requires care and constancy, the mulberry leaves it feeds on must be fresh and without pollutants, otherwise the precious result will be compromised. In a few weeks the worm, eating it, grows and forms the wonderful silk cocoon.