Recalling exquisite artisanship and fashion in its finest form, Italy is long-celebrated for its unrivaled heritage craftsmanship and indulgent offering of materials. This season, Italian-made pieces comprise over half of our collection, delivering some of our most elevated designs to date—from the Backpack and Classic Trench to hero bags like the Top-Handle and Saddle Bag. These pieces are created to endure through time and quickly changing trends, making them true heirloom investments.
Italian craftsmanship has always been at the core of our design DNA. We've formed close relationships with our partners in Italy, working with the small family-run businesses we are introduced to through trusted friends and partners. These respected vendors pride themselves on creativity, quality and an eco-friendly ethos—in fact, we think they're the best kept secrets in Italy.
These artisans are the same as the world's most respected couture ateliers, with each product being made in accordance with the highest Italian-quality standards. The beauty is in the details, so get to know our skillful Italian partners and the artful pieces they create—by the numbers.
years of experience differentiates our accessories partners in Italy, who have been crafting beautiful leather bags for the most luxurious brands in the industry. It requires 9 artisans to make one of our Italian leather handbags: 2 craftsmen to cut, 2 craftsmen to prepare each piece, 3 craftsmen to mount the bag, 1 craftsman to ensure it meets Italian-quality standards, and 1 craftsman for packaging. 5 premium Italian leathers, varying in texture and grain, comprise our offering of Italian bags and accessories.
leather pieces compose our iconic Work Satchel—our most meticulous Italian-made bag to date. It takes 4 hours to connect these distinct pieces, 1.5 hours to hand-paint its edges, and is finished with approximately 4 expertly applied coats of paint.
years of experience sets our apparel partners apart, who have been creating couture-quality pieces since day 1. Each premium material is 100 percent pure—from Merino wool and Egyptian cotton, to mohair and cashmere. 52 artisans are employed by our family-run apparel partners, 4 of which are rare experts in traditional Italian pattern-making and cutting.
craftsmen work together to hand-create our Classic Trench, of which it takes 17 hours of work to make. The trench features 5 hand-applied hardware pieces, and 183 separate hand-assembled fabric pieces.
years of developing heritage techniques to card cashmere is what makes our Italian textile among the most luxurious in the world. With a micron diameter of 15, our Italian cashmere fibers are of the highest Grade-A standards in quality, while a 36 micron length ensures it is the absolute softest.