Celebrating a milestone!  A Collection 10 years in the making!

A Collection A Decade in the Making

The Italian Collection is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and this milestone gives us a moment to pause, to reflect, and to be grateful. We are celebrating the opportunity we have been given to curate handmade Italian accessories that satisfy the need for elegant, timeless and sustainable fashion.

In Limited Edition Scarf "Ametista" in hand painted silk with a pure cashmere underlay.

In Limited Edition Scarf “Ametista” in hand painted silk with a pure cashmere underlay.

We are celebrating the creation of a business that exists because we wanted to make a difference and celebrate those Italian artisans who have dedicated their time and talent to hone their skills as makers of fine things.

Hand painted Italian silk

Claudia Franco hand painting a silk scarf

When we, Myriam and Cristina, embarked on this journey in 2010, we had dreams in our hearts, magic in our eyes, and our excitement abounded for the mission of becoming an alternative voice, a community of like-minded individuals who sought to buy not just for the sake of buying, but buying timeless beauty that would give decades of enjoyment.

Sun Visor Ramage by Loredana hand painted in non-toxic paints.

Sun Visor Ramage by Loredana hand painted in non-toxic paints.

There have been challenges along the way, perhaps the largest being deciphering how, in a sea of giant fashion voices and brands, we make a smaller voice heard? One not backed by stockholders and foreign factories, but focused on the artisanal and handmade. It hasn’t always been easy, but in the face of uncertainty, we have remained steadfast in our values and have never lost sight of why we created an online business that spoke to hearts and minds.

"Ilora" gorgeous leather bag by Milan-based FedoraMi

“Ilora” gorgeous leather bag by Milan-based FedoraMi

We are proud of our achievement. We are proud to say that we have journeyed for a decade promoting Italian style, Italian ‘saper fare,” a way of being that focuses on the beauty of the moment.  We have drawn on the power of the handmade, a tradition that in Italy dates back to the 12th century, and made the wares created by our artisans stand on their own.

Style, elegance, beauty are all words that ring true, words synonymous with an evolving collection of fine things that include…

Italian Leather Handbag "Simo", Cashmere Cardigan Stripes in Limited Edition.

Italian Leather Handbag “Simo”, Cashmere Cardigan Stripes in Limited Edition.

Handbags sporty, functional, unbranded, but stylish to their core. Cashmere capes made with the finest fibres, some from cutting floor remnants adding to their value as sustainable items to have and to hold. Jewellery, contemporary and slightly vintage, all styles designed to be donned day and night, made to last forever and a day.  Hand painted silk and cashmere scarves reflecting the heart of the maker.

A gorgeous match, a Cashmere Poncho by Nicola Luccarini, Earrings Asole by Lucilla Giovanninetti.

A gorgeous match, a Cashmere Poncho by Nicola Luccarini, Earrings Asole by Lucilla Giovanninetti.

All of these fine things are the reason why we can proudly say we have reached a milestone, a decade of creating space in a cluttered world of stuff for items made with care, love and heaps of talent.

Thank you for supporting our mission of enriching people’s lives with “il bello e ben fatto”, the beautiful and well made.

Cristina and Myriam

Co-Founders

 

 

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