The story began with a trip and a mistake .... and then one thing leads to ...
Starts from Kuopio (Finland ) 2009 during a trip where I could pick up feelings and images of a disruptive nature , hard and rich . Walking in the woods where the moss at least 20 cm high made me feel the sensation of walking on a soft mattress and then the encounter with the lake and the rocks embedded in the ice, the midnight sun with the colors and the reflections of the sky.
Then in 2010, a gift from a friend , Bruno of Genoa , the city where I lived . He gives me the wool and cashmere that ends up in a box in my Genoa's house and a bit later the box with me and other things that belong to my story , we start to get to Venice . I was relocating to the city of water !
Cities with the colors of the sea inebriated by sunsets that highlight shapes, reflections, slow and full of humanity!
The box , wool and cashmere as well as books, letters , postcards, jars and cups recur to my eyes when I was rearranging in my new home in Venice.
I like the consistency of this wool and cashmere sewing it and try to work it , cutting , bending getting some kind of doodle ... seemed a mistake!
Then by chance I find for work inside a company that made use of a polymer and behold join in my mind the memory of the scribble, error of wool and cashmere. The question I ask myself ..... is it possible that my doodle can join with this polymer? What could get out of it? I just had to try!
I find myself in the laboratory with wool, cashmere, the polymer and a moleskine where I jot down observations , specifications and modifications of the various tests . In several attempts , I realize that perhaps the result of this union ... marriage ..... IT WORKS!
What a joy ... but on the other hand I was still incredulous .
Now what to do? What can I do with a warm and soft material inside, outside waterproof ? I said to myself : "Shoes and bags to begin with ... who would not want the shoes that take into hot, do not become wet with water and that they are serviceable and grants super strength ? "
So began the story of Gritty's that marks his departure with a trip to different cities and a well-liked error.
The project is to bring to life this material in different collections of handbags, shoes, jackets , etc. ... but at the same time to continue the experiments in search of a new mistake!
Thanks to all of you for choosing Gritty 's
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Hello everyone my name is Silvia Cogo and I am working as a designer for several years in the field of fashion accessories, jewelry and home decor for different companies; I also teach basic design at the ISIA of Faenza and I held workshops in design schools and universities in Finland, Spain , Bulgaria. A few years ago I started experimenting with materials and production of fashion accessories with my brand GRITTY'S devoting time, energy and passion!
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