Cordini Rita by Ilaria Ricci
We produce our bags in an artisanal way, each bag is followed one by one with the best skills of the artisan tradition. We produce them in our workshop in Volpara.
The creative phase begins with the choice of materials and patterns that will give life to the collection, a reverse process of creation, which does not start from the design, but from the fabrics.
Each fabric inspires us in different ways, the emotions that we feel when we see and touch these fabrics let us create bags. The bag model, after its birth, is transferred to paper with a sketch.
We like to think that "every fabric always has a bag waiting for it .."
Once the material has been chosen, it follows the sample creation phase, the passage from the draft to the sample is difficult and before reaching the final realization of the bag it takes a long time.
The long timing allows us to take care of every single creation. When the sample is completed and approved, the production phase of the model begins: from cutting the material to assembling and sewing the bag.
The longest and most difficult craftsmanship work mainly concern lace and macramé. A completely manual work that requires time, passion and attention to details. Making a bag is not an easy process.
Manual work is also predominant in the tailoring models: in the yarn models the yarn is worked by hand until the fabric is made and the internal linings are applied with a blind stitch by hand.
Any imperfections are to be considered typical of this particular process and guarantee the uniqueness of the realization.