Garments made of 100% native wool
Autoctona is a permanent garment series shaped with handwoven fabric manufactured using ancient pedal looms.
The collection is made of Alpago wool, a native sheep that takes its name from the hilly region it inhabits (Belluno, Northeast Italy). Each clothes embodies the commitment and dedication of shepherds and textile factories of the area, who preserve the breed that not long ago was next to extinction. This collaborative approach cuts all distances from the origin of the raw material to the place of manufacture, aiming to recover the wool supply chain by transforming waste into a resource.
Inspired by materiality, earth and artisanal traditions, Autoctona comes in a natural undyed off-white hue, with an essential-lined aesthetic, an expressive touch, comfortable on the body and delicate in its authentic handmade details. Thanks to its rural and primitive look and feel, the collection intends to be witness of the land it’s coming from, carrying its memories and craft wisdom.
The atemporal and thoughtful design of each garment flows free from trend codes and timelines. From the field, to the fabric and the final garment, Autoctona celebrates craftmanship and honors a human, slow, transparent and authentic way of making clothes. It supports local traditions and manufacturers, giving value and visibility to each step of the creation process.
Consciously made in Italy, one piece at a time, always manufactured in small numbered editions.
1st Edition: February 2023
Total number of pieces manufactured using 20m of fabric: 14
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