The origin of vegetable dyes
These garments are dyed using a low-impact process that reduces the number of processing stages and therefore the amount of water required. The chosen dyes are produced in Italy and are based on simple organic elements: peach kernels for pink, walnut husks for grey, and chlorophyll for yellow.
Recycled silk features
Recycled silk maintains the softness and breathability characteristics of virgin silk. In fact, silk is an animal fiber made up of keratin, just like our hair and like all animal coats. This is why it guarantees ** high levels of thermoregulation **, which make it a material suitable for different seasons.
How it was made
The recycled silk garments are made with a recycled yarn from the industrial waste of this precious material, which would otherwise be thrown away.
Moreover, recycled silk is cruelty-free, as no silk worms have been killed to create this yarn.
Natural dyes derived from plant-based elements do not involve the use of harmful chemicals, making the fabric even more biodegradable in the environment once it reaches the end of its life cycle. These substances are also safer for the people who work with them and do not pollute when discharged into water.
This hybrid industrial and artisanal process results in a less uniform color compared to synthetic dyes, which therefore gives each garment a unique look, yet solid and reproducible at the same time.
For every purchase on our online shop, we will donate 2€ to the social impact project Nei nostri panni, cenciaiolis to be, which aims to create a school for cenciaioli, the artisans of textile recycling. Every donation will support the training of young people coming from the local immigrant reception centres.
Who made it
This cardigan was made in Fabio's family business in Prato, thanks also to the expertise of his collaborators Camilla and Lara. The care with which they make the garments is equal to the good vibes you can feel in the company: every time we visit them they are in the middle of celebrating an employee's birthday!
Why do we say our prices are fair 365 days a year?
Because we choose to produce in Italy, with valuable craftsmanship.
Because we choose quality raw materials that are sustainable for the planet.
Because we produce small quantities to limit waste, which makes it difficult for us to lower unit costs.
That's not all. Compared to our costs, we have a low profit margin. We don't intend to accumulate wealth, we rather reinvest in research, which allows us to create value and grow as a brand.
Thanks to presale it’s possible to get a discount and avoid creating overproduction.
For presales that are longer than 2 weeks, the closer you get to the shipping date, the more the discount applied will decrease, never going below 10%.
The presale ends one day before the date indicated.