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About Canningvale


Canningvale is Australia’s premier Brand in Home textiles – with products for the Bathroom, Bedroom and Beach.

Founded in 1977 by Giovanni Prainito in Perth, Western Australia, the business was originally registered as San Marco Textiles Pty Ltd.

Before migrating to Australia, Giovanni owned a small share in a boutique terry towel mill in Bergamo, Italy and after a fishing vacation to Perth in 1975, decided to move his business to Australia. Giovanni’s eldest son, Frank (Francesco) soon joined his father in the family business and by 1981 the company name changed to Canningvale Weaving Mills Ltd. The company was named after the Perth suburb of Canning Vale, in which it was located.

In 1997, Canningvale began exporting terry towels to the U.S.A. Canningvale designed and manufactured the first towel collection for Tommy Hilfiger. Canningvale also designed and manufactured towel ranges for fashion retailers Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Strouds and Eddie Bauer.

Though Canningvale originated as a boutique manufacturer of terry towels, by the year 2000 it had become the largest and most technologically advanced towel mill in Australia. At it’s peak production capacity, Canningvale was producing up to 57,000 towels per day, 7 days a week. In addition to manufacturing and wholesaling Canningvale products, we also designed and manufactured textile products for Country Road, Sheridan Australia, Sportscraft, Designers Guild, as well as the majority of retail private label towels.

In 2008, the company changed its trading name to Canningvale Australia Ltd.

Following the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, Mr. Prainito donated over $150,000 worth of products
to many Victorian families who had lost their homes.



Today Canningvale proudly remains a privately owned and operated family business with Frank as CEO.  Based in the heart of urban Richmond,
in the state of Victoria, Australia as an on-line retailer and wholesaler of high quality branded home textiles. Canningvale designs private label products for some of Australia’s largest retailers. These products are sourced from around the globe including Egypt, India, Turkey, China and Bangladesh & Pakistan.

Canningvale products can be found in David Jones, Spotlight, The Good Guys, Peters of Kensington and other specialist homewares stores.



We strive to offer you high quality, on trend products at affordable prices for your enjoyment today, tomorrow and for many years to come. For your peace of mind we back all our products with a 5 year Warranty against manufacturing faults. For our full warranty and returns policy please click here.



Mr. Frank Prainito – CEO and Proprietor
Mrs. Miranda B Prainito – Brand Manager and Proprietor
Mr. Jordan Prainito - Director and Business Development
Ms. Kathryn Anderson – Operations & Planning Manager