about us

Beginnings

Fondazione Zegna was set up on 1st December 2000 by the Zegna Family.

Its mission is to give continuity to the values, philosophy and work of Ermenegildo Zegna, who in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, founded the wool mill that carries his name to this day. Following his example, quality and dedication may live in harmony with protection of our natural environment, social wellbeing and the cultural development of the local community.

Fondazione Zegna is based in Trivero, where Casa Zegna, an historical archive and cultural center, and Oasi Zegna, an "open-air laboratory" covering over 100 km2 and focusing on relationships between people, mountain culture and nature, are also situated.

As the Zegna Group grows, the Foundation plans and coordinates international humanitarian initiatives in four areas of activity:

  • - conservation and amelioration of environmental and cultural resources;
  • - fostering of sustainable development in local communities, in Italy and beyond;
  • - support for medical and scientific research;
  • - education and training for young people.