Inspired by this meticulous way of creating and developing products Barbara grew steadfast in her desire to safeguard the precious work of the last remaining artisans in the Marche region, her grandfather’s place of origin. Listening to her inner voice, Barbara decided to create a line of purses and bags carefully crafted over time, that could perfectly catch that special quality found only in objects that are unique and hand made. From her artisan grandfather, Barbara Bonvini inherited a deep love for craftsmanship that now finds its expression in the attention to detail and the care in the choice of materials for her range.
The natural next step was the creation of a ‘virtual boutique’ to display these carefully crafted items so beautifully brought to life, so that they may be discovered by those of us who appreciate and value skilled workmanship.
Thus is born BONVINI, not just a brand but a determined effort to bring together past and present.
BONVINI truly is a 100% ‘MADE IN ITALY’ brand, not only because its leathers are all sourced in Italy, nor just because its manufacturers are also all based in Italy but because it is born from a determined effort and desire to safeguard craftsmen and their studios in the Marche.
Ours is a small production and our laboratories and workshops are all in the Marche, a beautiful region in the heart of Italy, nestled between rolling hills and the Adriatic sea. The Marche has long had a history of working with leather and this is why we can truly claim to be authentically 100% MADE IN THE MARCHE .
The workmanship of each and everyone of our pieces is in the talented hands of a generation of craftsmen who have had their expertise handed down generation from generation.
Each piece requires time and careful attention before coming fully to life which is why we have chosen to chose a slower, more laborious production in direct contrast to the fast pace and demands of an ever speeding world. We want our product to be long lasting, timelessly elegant to withstand and transcend the fads of the moment.
Our products reflect the history of our land and the long tradition of superb craftsmanship.
ECCO I 4 PUNTI DELLO SLOW FASHION IN CUI CREDIAMO:
- Qualità: usare materiali di prima scelta aumenta il ciclo di vita di un prodotto e permette di ridurre gli scarti che vanno ad aumentare a dismisura le discariche già piene di indumenti e accessori dismessi.
- Estetica: un accessorio esteticamente bello, con un design senza tempo, permette di durare ben oltre una sola stagione.
- Valore: maggior valore si dà al capo, maggiore sarà il valore dato al consumatore, che oltre all’estetica del capo in sé, premierà le aziende più virtuose con un acquisto consapevole. Una qualità maggiore in un accessorio ben progettato e ben realizzato sopravviverà ad almeno cinque prodotti economici.
- Filiera: lo slow fashion esige una filiera trasparente, in cui ogni passaggio, dalla materia prima al prodotto finito, sia rintracciabile ed eticamente ineccepibile. Predilige capi artigianali, prodotti localmente; dà un enorme valore all’etica del lavoro e alla trasparenza che le aziende mettono in atto nei confronti dei loro lavoratori.