What is YourMadeInItaly?

In a world full of knockoffs, unique items of clothing and bespoke goods are hard to come by.

Yourmadeinitaly.com embodies the ancient Italian traditions of our "Bel Paese",
the beautiful country known for excellence the world over.

Do you have an idea for a one-of-a-kind item of clothing, but haven't been able to find the experts to bring it to life?
Have a favorite handbag or accessory that's worn out?
We'll rejuvenate your keepsake to pristine condition.

We offer artisan craftsmanship, custom-made to your specifications. And we're with you every step of the way, from design to delivery, so you're in good hands from start to finish. And best of all, our work comes with a lifetime guarantee.

What are you waiting for? Contact us with your idea.

 

The "Bel Paese" is waiting for you.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Italy?

Its beautiful, historical cities like Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence?
big names in music like Pavarotti, Bocelli, Verdi?
incredible painters like Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli?
great writers like Dante or Petrarch?
absolute geniuses like Da Vinci or Galileo?
or the supercars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati…?


Or the big names in fashion that everyone knows: Valentino, D&G, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Armani, Ferragamo…

Italy!! Such a small country that for centuries has given birth to so many geniuses and artists, whose work, innate talent and products have contributed over the years to creating what is now a universally known brand for its quality, unique design, luxury, style and prestige:

​​​​So, what’s THE REAL SECRET of the ‘Made in Italy’ brand?

Despite the fierce competition, Italian products are still the top choice par excellence, the most sought-after, but even the most imitated and copied.

 

Why? What is the secret?

No one manages to match Made in Italy's quality. It’s the continuous attention to detail, accuracy and that creative element that makes an Italian product different and better than all the others.

So, is quality the secret?

No, ‘Made in Italy’ is something different, something unique. It’s a product made of selected raw materials, elements which add value, fine details. Not only that; it's also about craftsmanship, innate creativity, new ideas, love for challenges and artisans’ unequalled ability to craft unique products, each one different from the other.

But, what is a craftsman?

The concept of the craftsman is often associated with hard, strenuous work, poorly paid and unqualified.
At times this is the case, but there is much more.
Those who know how to do something concrete and tangible, create an object from scratch, transform raw materials into a work of art, have true wealth in their hands.

Today’s work world is increasingly geared towards virtual work activities, which generate intangible results. But it is said that the true wealth of a country is given by what that country is able to create, to make with materials and talent.

Italy has numerous craftsman traditions, for example the industrial districts of textiles, glass, ceramics, iron, leather, food, etc.

While they have traditionally been based on manual labor, over the years they have adapted to highly technological work processes, while maintaining the ancient skills of the master craftsmen.

Nonetheless these jobs, and these workers, struggle to survive. And the cases are numerous. In 5 years, Italy lost 75,500 artisan companies and as of today, this industry has less than 1,380,000 active companies, employing around 1,500,000 employees. Between 2008 and 2013, the textile, clothing and woodwork industries were hit the hardest by the financial crisis; the employment rate dropped by 109,250 workers (-23.9%).

Technology, digital advancement, e-commerce, low cost mass production, high fixed costs, bureaucratic difficulties and credit lines are amplifying and accelerating the death of an artisan industry that is still accustomed to a slow pace, and pen and paper instead of pc and tablet.

Are these two realities ever going to coexist? What if they could cross paths and give life to a new way of purchasing products?

This is where our project YourMadeInItaly.com comes into play.

Everything starts with the desire to bring prestige back to all those ancient artisan traditions of our Bel Paese which have for years and decades helped Italian products become THE products par excellence.

Too often we find shops full of products labeled ‘Made in Italy’ that are actually only partially assembled in Italy at best, while the core manual labor is outsourced to a foreign workforce with questionable professionalism...

For us, Made in Italy means something that is designed, developed, created, finished and packaged by artisans who are Italian and work in Italy. We also take it one step further and connect you with the same artisans who will make you touch and feel all the passion behind a genuine artisan product. We are making contact between two diametrically opposed worlds in need of each other: the small-scale craftsmen with innate artistic abilities on the one hand, and an increasingly demanding and refined web community in continual growth, on the other.

Imagine being able to wish for a product made exclusively for you, a unique piece, perhaps coming from your own imagination or a drawing you made. Made in Italy, by true Italian artisans, and labeled 100% Made in Italy.

You may be asking yourself what products it’s possible to have made…

There are numerous craftsmen and new ones are joining the project, each specialized in a specific area. For now, we have started with leather and our current artisans are able to create belts, bags, briefcases, and other small-scale leather products. But after a lot of explanation, I would prefer to let pictures on our Get Inspired page, speak for themselves.

Our idea of ‘custom-made’ is so precise that each client’s needs are listened to attentively. Projects, ideas, objects, whether handmade or engraved, or even products created with attention to detail from not as well-known sectors…

 

The possibilities are endless
and the only limit is your imagination.

What are you waiting for? Contact us with your idea.

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