Eco-sustainable fabrics: the brand that chose nature
From the 11th to the end of the 19th century Italy played an important role in the global production of textiles. But in beginning of the twentieth century, due to the industrialization process and the rise of the textile industry in the Middle East, exports of Italian textiles decreased significantly. However today Italy has regained a share of the global market with precious fabrics, characterized by excellent sensorial qualities: appearance, lightness, durability and texture.
Let's find out in detail what makes them unique and very appreciated all over the world.
Ecological and Natural
For our textiles we choose only organic and natural fibers: cotton, bamboo and linen; fabrics worked with great skill to create unique pieces of the highest quality. Laying your head on one of our pillow cases, using one of our sheets or duvet covers, will make you understand that Piumini Danesi ® sleeping is a unique experience for the true connoisseur.
What distinguishes a true Italian fabric is the type of weaving. Compared to English and American fabrics, the Italian fabric processing technique is truly unique and has no equal in the world. Experts can recognize an Italian fabric just by looking at the weave. Anyone who has slept with a sheet made of real Italian fabric knows that Italian fabric not only differs in appearance, but also in its softness, adapting perfectly to the body. The combination of style and function distinguishes Italian textiles from any other fabric.
Few small family businesses
Still today the small family textile companies from Lombardy, Veneto and Piedmont Italian regions, purchase the finest raw material from the best cultivators in the world. These small Family run businesses have been engaged in the textile sector for generations and the "know how" ; the real Italian textile mastery has been handed down from elder to youngsters for generation to generation. In today's Italy though, the young daughter or son, who is groomed for the take over of the company, often have a high level university degree and do combine the artisan tradition with new advanced technologies.
Piumini Danesi can proudly tell its customers the story of collaborations with these textile factories and permit itself to remind the customers that they with their purchase choice help to keep these factories working, to keep the Italian artisan textile mastery alive.
Confection in small artisan workshops in Lazio.
The confection, the sewing and stitching of our duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets is done in small family businesses in Lazio, testifying how, even today, it is possible to produce high quality textile products, with due respect to craftsmanship. The seamstresses carry out a strict control of the fabric meter by meter and manually tear the fabric by the grainline (following one thread all along the fabric) to ensure that for example a sheet will never be lopsided after wash. Finally, they skillfully sew the item with passion, care and attention to all details. They create unique standard pieces and are challenged when they receive difficult made- to- measure pieces like bedding for yachts or round beds.
In these workshops the traditional sewing experience is combined with the most modern high performance sewing machines, but for certain art requiring embroideries like a-jour embroidery, the old Cornely 10 cannot be beaten by any of the latest sewing machines.