6 October 2022, Thursday

Dressing naturally

Prickly pear leather, the Mexican innovation

Prickly pear, scientific name Opuntia ficus-indica, is a cactus native of Mexico – in fact, it is depicted on the national flag – that was imported to Europe by Spanish people We can find...

Nettle: we eat it and we wear it

A sweet memory: when I was a little girl, with mum, we put on our rubber gloves and dived into the grass, along the stream that crossed our town, to collect nettles for the...

From the yarn to satin: the weaving

Satin is not a fabric, as we are commonly used to think, but it’s a processing. To obtain it, we can start from various materials, the most ancient and known is silk. But silk...

Ananas Anam

If you know the world of sustainable textile, you’ve surely heard about the Piñatex, a material born from an idea of Carmen Hijosa, Spanish business woman that begun her career working in the field...
trame di stile

Trame di Stile: the meaning of the logo

Trame di stile is a company that leaves nothing to chance. The history of the logo brings with it the love for the nature and for the Earth, intended as the planet that hosts...

Hemp at 360°, discover all the uses

Leon Battista Alberti, known to have been the first to write a treatise on perspective, during the Renaissance, had decanted the quality of hemp in the construction field. He affirmed that, added to the...
textile dyes

Ancient Egyptians textile dyes.

The ancient Egyptians were masters in the art of textile dyes, so much that they created an actual manual, called Holmiensis papyrus or Stockholm code. The manual, discovered by chance in 1828, close to...

The evolution of jeans

How jeans were born? There are two theories, the first, that says that the fabric comes from Liguria, more precisely from Genova, where, in the 14th Century, a type of blue corduroy was used...