New season: Fall(ing) in love with Qualcosanostra

New season: Fall(ing) in love with Qualcosanostra

Italian leather bracelets / PHOTO: ROSSANA Photography

We came across this unique Italian brand a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t long until we started collaborating with them in the creation of this blog post. This time we asked Kostik Gloomer, one of the founders of the brand, to tell us a bit more about their business philosophy. So, all through the following lines you’ll get a first-hand insight of the delicate work they develop. Bracelets have been their main item for selling so far, and we had the opportunity to photograph three different models surrounded by a magical autumn background. Of course, you’ll find the entire collection on their website qualcosanostra.it.

“The brand Qualcosanostra was founded about one year ago in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. We always dreamed about a small production of something elegant, so we started brainstorming about the different options we had.

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Your organic skin care with Saponeria Sile

Your organic skin care with Saponeria Sile

Detail of the shop interior // PHOTO: Sarah Bastianello

There is a tiny door on the main street of Casale sul Sile – a small town located a few kilometres from Venice. It’s the entrance to Saponeria Sile, a magical place where the word “organic” is a mantra. The name of the shop was inspired by a green serpentine of water flowing in the middle of the Veneto, which also boasts the title of the Natural Park of River Sile.

The idea behind the shop goes back 12 years, when Nicola Ghedin and his partners decided that entrusting our daily routine to products with uncertain origin and ingredients couldn’t be the only option. That’s the reason why they came out with a strong organic approach for their business: selling natural products for skin care and housekeeping. All of them certified and dermatologically tested.

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Patterns that make us feel

We created this photo story in collaboration with the Italian ecological silkscreen by  Tundra Stamperia. The products they commercialise have been handmade; in addition, they always make sure to work with organic or recycled materials as well as cloths manufactured according to fair trade standars.

Apart from their own designs (an indredibly soft t-shirt with a geometric pattern made out of bamboo, a pink body for babies with a whale-pattern and a really fun notebook), our friends from Tundra also sent us a colourful combination consisting of a bracelet and earrings that has been handcrafted in Ghana. These accessories are sold for charitable purposes by Ancora of Hope Organization (ANCHOR), a local NGO that is trying to fund a school centre in the African country.

If you didn’t have a chance yet to read the article we wrote about Tundra, click on the following link and find out all the details about the ecological approach and ethical values of the brand:

· The magic colours of the Tundra.

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Hemos elaborado este reportaje en colaboración con la serigrafía ecológica italiana Tundra Stamperia. Los productos que comercializa esta marca están hechos a mano; además, siempre trabajan con materiales orgánicos o reciclados, y prendas de ropa confeccionadas de acuerdo a los estándares internacionales de comercio justo.

Por otra parte, junto a sus propios diseños (una camiseta de estampado geométrico hecha a partir de bambú, un body rosa para bebés con el dibujo de una ballena y un divertido cuaderno), nuestros amigos de Tundra también nos han mandado un colorido conjunto de pendientes y pulsera hecho artesanalmente en Ghana. Estos accesorios son vendidos con fines solidarios por Ancora of Hope Organization (ANCHOR), una ONG local que está intentando financiar un centro escolar en el país africano.

Si todavía no has tenido oportunidad de leer nuestro artículo sobre Tundra, pincha en el siguiente link y descubre en qué consiste el planteamiento ecológico de la marca y sus valores éticos:

· Los colores mágicos de la Tundra.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY/FOTOFRAFÍAS POR: ROSSANA Photography

The magic colours of the Tundra

The magic colours of the Tundra

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Did you already know an eco-friendly silkscreen? Now you will! /PHOTO: Tundra Stamperia.

Where would you like to travel this time of the year? Because me, well, I wouldn’t mind taking a short trip to Italy before Christmas to visit our friends of Tundra Stamperia. Created just 10 months ago, this ecological silkscreen is located in Roncade, Province of Treviso, just 25 kilometres north of Venice (yes, according to Wikipedia!).

Having attended a workshop of handmade silkscreen last April in the city of water and masks, Sara Teston came back home absolutely excited about all the acquired knowledge on this ancient printing technique which, in its textil variation, consists of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a fabric. So, it wasn’t long until, together with her sister Elena and their good friend Marco De Vidi, they decided to give it a try and start their own project. Thus, Tundra Stamperia was born as an example of how design, solidarity and a deep commitment with the environment are meant to go hand by hand.

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Whale-pattern printed on different items. / PHOTO: Tundra Stamperia.

The approach of the brand is to create patterns on clothes and accessories made out of ecological materials, such as organic cotton or recycled fabric tissue, which is obtained from bigger textile platforms that would otherwise throw it away. As some of you already know, organic cotton is grown without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, which helps to promote biodiversity and biological cycles by, among others, protecting the quality of the air and preventing surface waters from being polluted. It also eliminates the risk of irritation on our skin due to residual chemicals. Read more