Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive

Words from the only weaver from Vico del Gargano, Italy. Once upon a time looms were constantly working at Vico del Gargano. And women had a fundamental role in the development of handicrafts, particularly woven fabrics for everyday use and special occasions, for furnishing, and for the house in general. Looms where then an essential… Read More Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive

Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

The account of a day of experimentation. There are a number of reasons why Michela decides to pay me a visit in the Abruzzo: a yearning for the mountains (Campo Imperatore, a mountain grassland, is a stone’s throw away), a desire to get away from her workshop in Rimini for a few days before she… Read More Experimenting with natural dyes: an old pan, water, lots of onions and an expert teacher

Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

“Maple is my favourite leaf” Michela Pasini’s is one of those cases in which the brand and the artist’s personality can’t be separated. They share the same values. So when speaking about Michela or Rosso di Robbia, we are talking about the same: passion for sustainable designs. Rosso di Robbia is Michela’s natural dyeing workshop… Read More Rosso di Robbia: A Career out of Natural Dyes

Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

“Behind each and every item there is a story”  Everytime someone buys an item from Ffelt Abertawe, he/she receives not just a unique and handmade design, but most importantly the guarantee that small farmers are paid fair prices, that animals are not suffering and that ancient native sheep breeds of Britain are being cared for.… Read More Ffelt Abertawe: Knowing the sheep, the farmer, and feeling fulfilment

Barbara Munsel and Jetty Dijkshoorn: Fascination for the Indigo

“Our mission is to create awareness for forgotten textile crafts.” One is an eco-friendly fashion designer, the other an entrepreneur dedicated to Marmorino plaster. They share a passion for sustainability and fashion and after some cappuccinos sipped together, they decided to open Arte-Klatsch, a creative art platform located in an old townhouse in one of… Read More Barbara Munsel and Jetty Dijkshoorn: Fascination for the Indigo