A small artisan shop opens its doors to the public with the first activities of textile manufacturing: it is the "Cangioli bottega" of Prato.
After about twenty years of important work in the area, the small shop makes its first big leap in quality and opens a real fabric production business.
Throughout the sixties of the nineteenth century shawls, fabrics, flannels, covers and cashmere are the ones to represent the flagship of Cangioli creativity.
Once the production processes and the company organization have been reorganized, Woolen mill Cangioli expands its sales network and opens up to exports, especially in England and Germany.
During the hard years of the World War I, the Woolen mill converted itself to the production of fabrics and covers for the army.
Vincenzo Cangioli, part of the company's third generation, opens a new plant in Via del Bisenzio, in San Martino, and transfers the spinning and weaving departments there. The goal is to expand the production by focusing on a line of high-end covers.
The fourth generation completes the plant in Via del Bisenzio, transferring also the remaining dyeing and finishing processes. At the end of the 40s Woolen mill Cangioli expands to 20,000 square meters of industrial plant.
In the early 1990s, Vincenzo and Sabina Cangioli, the fifth generation of the company, developed a new production strategy strongly based on innovation, flexibility and high quality standards. Today Woolen mill Cangioli is an international group that vaunts a solid verticalized industrial structure.