Eight months before its release, I imagine the different models of a collection.
First ideas come to life through sketches and drafts, then the pieces begin to take shape with the choice of materials and colors. Fine and often graphic lace, visual embroidery, guipure with a strong character... For fibers, I always work with natural materials and more particularly merino and silk blends or 100% French linen jersey. Our raw materials come from France and from Italy.
Quality guides each of my choices: the fineness of a knit, the softness to the touch, the delicacy of the finishes, the subtlety of the colors.
With this information, our pattern maker creates a first pattern and we begin to adjust the model. We put all our love into the fitting (that is to say, the adjusted development of the model): tests on numerous morphologies, care in each size to make pieces as comfortable as flattering.
The complex structure of our tube knit gives our pieces great elasticity and invisible seams.
There are two key considerations when knitting with wool: the gauge of the wool and the yarn count. We use the highest quality wool and very fine yarns (18.5 microns in diameter) to ensure exceptional softness against your skin, suitable even for the most sensitive skin.
All our weaving, dyeing, washing, softening, cutting, sewing, checking and ironing is carried out in Italy in our carefully choosen factories.
Production aimed at quality and sustainability
Dyeing is highly regulated in Europe (in particular by the REACH standard which prohibits certain chemicals) but the manufacture of pigments remains a polluting chemical process. Our mill works with a dye house that adheres to the strictest standards (Oeko-Tex standard 100 certified) to protect human health and the environment.
They sort the batches to use the lightest wools for light colours and thus save on chemical treatments. Their century-old know-how has greatly contributed to our choice to locate our production in Italy.
We are working on the development of a cold, plant-based dye (natural dyes from fruits, vegetables and the earth) - we can't wait for it to be ready.