Designer: Sylvia Giovanardi
Materials: vegetable-tanned calfskin, organic cotton 25%, organic linen 75%, gardenia berry dyed silk laces Lining: organic silk 70%, hemp 30%, gardenya berry dyed
Silvia Giovanardi’s Manifesto
MY AIM: I want to raise awareness about
the importance of choosing healthy clothes
and explain, through multi-sensory experience
(visual, tactile, olfactory, emotional),
how a fabric can interact with our body to
the point of taking care of it.
I WANT TO BE NATURE’S INSTRUMENT:
By getting back in touch with nature and
embracing a more natural rhythm, we take
care of ourselves and respect the environment,
local crafts and everyone in the
MY TOOLS: Certified organic fibers (linen,
silk, cotton) and ecological fibers (hemp,
soy, corn, milk) Natural dyes (dyeing plants
like gardenia berry, campeche wood, turmeric…);
Vegetable tanned leather (from
food processing waste)
BURY MY CLOTHES: All the fibers I use are
100% natural, so everything can potentially
be buried, create new humus, and therefore
new life. All year long: there is no fall-winter
and spring-summer anymore, fast fashion
now comprises 52 micro-seasons per year:
every week a new collection. My creations
are non-seasonal and durable.
SIMPLY TIMELESS. Multifunctional pieces:
belts also work as scarves, necklaces as
jewels; some pieces can be worn by men
and women as well.
MY VALUES: Profound ethics; real
sustainability; innovation; high level of
craftsmanship truly made in Italy.
Respect for humans, Earth and time.
Personal Coherence: emotional investment.
Social engagement and peace; pursuit
of BEAUTY, the source of everything;
HAPPINESS is the aim. Happiness creates
more beauty in an endless circle of wellness.
My duty is to help ignite this wonderful circle.