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Aversa (Caserta) – For more than twenty years, the renowned town of footwear manufacturing has been the stage where family Estinto has acted as protagonist. Nowadays, came to its III generation, this family goes on creating beautiful man’s shoes using only high quality skins, exclusively processed in Italy.
The four brothers Estinto, not only brothers but business partners too, inherited their great-grandparents’ craft.
Love, professionalism, technique, art, uniqueness: this is the recipe to create the Made in Italy marvels signed “Farafulli“, a magical world where beautiful clothes are produced with soft and thin felt.
“Farafulli” embodies the example of the flower which blossoms in adversity: it was born in a particularly hard period for Patrizia Uzzo, the designer, who has been able to find her own determination and inspiration to go through a completely new path. She has always been attracted by art, yet she never fell in love with other forms of art as she did with nuno felting in 2013.
Personal quest and experience blend together to form a proper mother lode consisting of the valuable jewelry creations designed by Laura Balzelli. These pieces are priceless and one of a kind: precious metals – among which gold undoubtedly stands out – are worked and refined with fantastic decorations in the workshop next door.
15 years have passed since Loretta Purgatori started her own activity as interior designer: love for art, painting and design have always accompanied her, so much so that – once she completed her Fine Art studies, she improved her skills as self-taught person. Now she manifests her creativity through the restoration and decoration of old furniture, and gives them a totally new liveliness.
In the center of Turin stands “Al Rubi” boutique of handmade hides and skins. Since 1954, this atelier turns animal skins into exquisitely crafted works of art.
Dedication and extreme care are what distinguish Al Rubi’s bags, wallets and belts, which bare the unique touch and high quality of crafted products.
Founded during the postwar by forefather Attilio, this atelier has gathered a reasonable number of loyal clients, who know they can relay on Al Rubi’s professionalism and fine work.
Can a journey change your life? Jack Kerouac was certain of it and so is Angela Maria Marchetti, who found in her exotic trip to Hawaii the launch pad for a successful business.
Walking through the forests of Maui, Angela Maria felt captured by the rustling of bamboo leaves, which aroused her creativity and suggested the hidden potential of an uncommon raw material.
Six years later, this incredible experience has turned into an innovative brand of clothing which blends practicality, softness, resistance and sustainability.