Magliamo was founded in 2014 by Diederik Degryse, avid sportsman and connoisseur of vintage cycling in collaboration with Dagmara Stephan (Master of Fine Arts in Textile design, Konstfack Sweden), machine-knitter specializing in hand craft, and new technologies.
Magliamo seeks to revive the atmosphere of cycling races from the 60’s and 70’s by recreating the distinctive wool jerseys worn by that era’s greatest champions.
Still today, we associate cycling’s heroes (Coppi, Anquetil, Merckx, Gimondi, Maertens, De Vlaeminck, Hinault, Moser…) and their historic achievements with the very personalized and handcrafted jerseys they wore. The Magliamo clothing line pays tribute to this great era and its champions.
Italian Merino Wool
As wool is our very first raw material, we grant it very special attention.
To ensure the best possible quality to our customers, we’ve selected the Italian merino wool extra pure from E. Miroglio. This wool is extremely soft and of absolute comfort, even worn next to the skin in hot weather. Our jerseys are made with 100% virgin and pure merino wool, this will require special attention when washing and drying.
For the production of the jerseys we wanted to work with a European partner of excellent reputation. We asked several companies to produce some prototypes, and we’ve selected the very best. Based upon the quality of their work and especially the finishing touch, combined with their ability to offer us old manufacturing techniques (flocking, chaneline embroidery), we’ve chosen to locate our production in Lodz, historically the Mecca of Polish knitting.