Ermenegildo Zegna founded his house in 1910 when he was just 18, using his father’s wool mill and looms in the Alps of Piedmont, Italy. He planted over 500,000 trees to reforest the surroundings of his mill in the 1930s, now known as the Zegna forest, which the Fondazione Zegna is committed to conserving. Today, the third generation of the family and creative director Alessandro Sartori oversee the label’s creative and sustainable direction – its #UseTheExisting fabrics are created from production offcuts, contributing to the house’s aim of zero-waste craftsmanship.