About us:Behind each scarf is a great story, this is ours.
We are alchemists, dyers, tailors and designers united by a great passion and a single purpose:
“Making the most beautiful Italian scarves ever”
For many, the scarf is just an accessory, for us the scarf is everything and we decided to dedicate ourselves only to that.
We have searched and selected in our territory the best production realities that married our philosophy in the creation of a unique object, beautiful and that requires care and time to be realized.
We did not have to go far born in Gallarate, once a place of a great textile tradition not far from Como.
We have researched and selected in our territory the best production realities that married our philosophy in the creation of a unique object, beautiful which required a great deal of care and time to be realized:
“How did you do it once”
If a scarf were not just a mere accessory?
But what if it could become a distinctive element of our personality and our way of being in the world?
These were some of the questions that sounded in my head at the beginning of our game adventure almost four years ago.
This is our story, my story.
Creator of My Scarf in a Box™
Creative director of My Scarf in a Box™
Lead Creative My Scarf in a Box™
Claudio Di Vincenzo
Sales Manager of My Scarf in a Box™
I worked as a young man in the family business, spending half my time between laboratory tests and the remaining to accompany the technicians around to do research.
Our customers were all fabric printers.
Having been born and raised in Gallarate, once at the heart of the Lombard manufacturing industry, at least on paper I had to be the spokesman of a great textile culture, it had not been that all the big companies of the city had failed long before of my birth.
So we moved to Como.
When I began to work, the illustrious tradition remained only the ancient heritage and the name of city of Silk.
With the gradual disappearance of the flocks of silkworms and the arrival of the synthetic fibres, the Como tradition was relegated to a few printing presses (bulwarks of the print panel) that progressively printed less and more silk, than in honor of the ancient Origins all came from China.
If there is one thing I discovered in these years when I saw birth My Scarf in a Box™ is that:
“Silk is no longer fashionable, if the old ladies remember it, they touch it with an expert hand of knowledge, but for one of my generation silk is something unusual, a fibre of luxury, a thing for a few”
The only contemporary declinations were the neckties, the pocket clutches and those beautiful coloured scarves that found the highest exponent of the category in the multicoloured and kaleidoscopic Hermes prints.
What people usually do not imagine buying a finished product, in a store or in a boutique, is all that is behind, that in textile slang is called the chain.
For my luck or professional misfortune, I had spent it in most of my years “Good” between the winds and the thirties, and had become part of my days.
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SCARF:
But fortunately my life was not just work, I had at the same time started studying at the university and in the short period that remained I sang.
The music was always my passion, I had started from bassist and rediscovered singer going to break the great shyness that had marked my adolescence.
I began with studying jazz with its standards and quiet sounds, I liked the swing Sinatra, Chat Baker and ended up discovering tenor and studying the ancient and operatic arias.
It was this that almost inevitably approached the world of scarves, and not only in winter when it was cold. My voice was too valuable to risk losing her in some sore throat passenger.
As I said in a recent interview:
“I’ve always been surrounded by a lot of scarves, I’m literally submerged. I have a past as a singer, I studied for many years the art of voice and I always had a crazy fear of losing it. That’s why I collected all those scarves: to protect my neck on all occasions “
My passion for scarves had soon led me to find out more or less all the types of scarf on the market.
From the cheapest to the more expensive one (which a poor student worker like me at the time could afford).
There were scarves from a few euros, scarves from a few dozen euros and expensive scarves that made me dream. But what accumulated them all was the fact that for some reason they did not go well for any occasion.
The wool scarves were on average ugly and too bulky, they were fine when the snow and the cold were outside, but as soon as you entered the covered it started to sweat my neck.
Paradoxically, this was the source of an immediate sore throat that paradoxically turned out to be worse than to put it.
As a good guy “allergic to more or less everything” gave me a nagging irritation. The beard was pitous and after some time the scarf became a tangle of annoying “lint“.
The cotton was fine in spring and summer but was completely inefficient in the wind even the moderate.
The synthetic fibres, the acetate and the acrylic gave life to very beautiful scarves, with lively economic colors that certainly made their figure. But they were very short-lived and did not go well in all the “half seasons”.
If I had then been told: “Try a silk scarf” I would have said: “NO”
It was a day like so many
Operation & Account for My Scarf in a Box™
Senior Technical research and development for My Scarf in a Box™
Jessica De Rosa
Research and Development lab for My Scarf in a Box™
Official photographer for My Scarf in a Box™
The ALCHEMY BEHIND OUR SCARVES:
It would seem easy to make a scarf but in reality is the result of a Long research, of the best materials, starting from the structure of the fabric and how this, once dyed, absorbs the dye.
There are many textile fibres and each one reacts to the color in a different way.
Like all the great discoveries, it all happened a little by chance, in the Labo of Liberty Chemicals, where my father, the proprietor of the company, He periodically went to take refuge to find refreshment from countless to phone calls from customers and suppliers.
My Father Alberto is the protagonist of this story: Class 1955, who Mico and visionary, wore his shabby gown, studded with endless stains of different colors that between one experiment and the other had finished On him .
He started to select some dust of color, take large glass containers and once filled with water melted colors gradually heating the temperature.
There are many factors that determine “how” the color Tinga The fabric: the PH, the type of water, the amount of salt in the solution and so on.
That time the magic happened: when the piece of fabric reemerged from the tincture and was dried he noticed at once his particularity.
It was incredibly iridescent!
Thanks to the refraction of light and PE of the color in the fibre, the tissue affected by the rays of light, I know Pratutto the direct one of the sun, it took new shades and new colors.
I, who at that time worked in the laboratory, I was immediately involved in the random discovery and together with Alberto Beverina, who came from the usual relay from Como, we celebrated everything with a great enthusiasm!
The problem you follow right after was that no Ave Vamo idea of what fabric was, especially because that particular effect happened only on that and not on other tissues.
The problem was common in the laboratory, we worked with more than four hundred chemical products for textiles, and every day we were overwhelmed by the fabrics of customers, on which we performed tests, printing tests and so on.
I do not conceal that the majority of the times the chaos reigned, and to make haste they created small piles of tissues and tests that were gradually accumulating.
So much so that periodically we had imposed strict cleaning of reorder.
My father has an incredible mind: he knows for wire and for Sign reconnect the contents of the “heap” to the SPE specification test/customer.
Jessica And I, who takes care of Lab Management, we did our best to tidy things up and stem the entropy, building new archives.
But the general rule remained that “you could not throw anything without consent”, otherwise my father would not have been able to find his precious fabrics in the “heap”.
So, when we discovered the incredible fabric properties we had just dyed, we had no idea where it came from!
However, no one surrendered, while in my mind began to develop the idea that I could make a scarf to add to my collection!
The others set out to search for the fabric that emerged from the chaos in the right place at the right time.
It was not easy and it took a few months to come to the head of the riddle! While the recipe for the tin-Ture had been rigorously recorded and, at least small, worked, we began to try countless tissues to replicate the effect.
They served more than two hundred. We tried before simple structure fabrics, made of a fiber, cotton, silk, linen, viscose.
Then we started to try fabrics of mixed fibers, with more complex structures.
Not everyone knows that a fabric is composed of a weave and a warp, and that these can be of two different fibers.
We tried cotton/silk, linen/cotton, linen/silk and finally managed to find what we were looking for!
It was the same veil that is used for the wedding dresses, a wonderful silk chiffon modal, which thanks to its structure during the complex dyeing process donated the inimitable iridescence that would make our scarves unique My Scarf in a Box™
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Viale Vittorio Veneto 8/D Gallarate (VA)
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Via Sandro Pertini 14 Arsago Seprio (VA)