Where my friends and I played in the piazzas and old streets which in the '60s and '70s were populated with small artisanal shops where I shopped with my mother. My favorites were the fabric shops. I loved to sew and create things, and walls lined with rolls of fabrics fascinated me.
During that trip I had the good fortune to be introduced to the silk that Como is historically famous for, and some of the people who make it.
A love affair was born along with a determination to bring Como silk to the USA where I was living at the time.
In 2004, I opened the online boutique, selling women's scarves. It was a bit crazy, as at the time I did not even have a computer.
And together we made a second website to start selling in Europe.
Francesca lives in Germany and I live on a small organic farm in Le Marche, Italy. This is a photo taken from my front veranda.
Living surrounded by nature is a continuous source of design inspiration for me.
Every item in our boutique is made in sweatshop-free, eco-conscious, family-run businesses in Italy. I personally visit these workshops several times a year, and they have become a part of our family.
Founder and Designer
Born in New York City, raised in London and Rome.
Although named "Elizabeth" at birth, in Rome I was called "Elizabetta" (a mix between the English and Italian versions of my name) by friends and teachers – a name that still defines me today.
Formerly an interior designer and color specialist, I live in the Le Marche region of Italy.
When I'm not designing scarves and ties, you’ll find me in the kitchen or in the garden.
Managing Director and Co-Owner
After many years working in the IT sector within the airline industry, I decided to join our small family business to help with expansion into the European market.
Now, I call Germany home with my husband and baby girl, after living in Rome and France for years.
My passions? Travel and swing dancing.
After working in a bank 10 years, Josephine joined us as our administrative assistant and quickly became our right-hand woman in everything!
She enjoys immersing herself in the natural beauty of the Philippines, as well as exploring different cultures and trying local cuisines during her travels.
And that no family should go hungry. At Elizabetta, each of us is grateful that we have food on our tables.
That is why we donate a portion of our profits to our local food bank here in Italy, Banco Alimentare.
We are committed to preserving the world’s finest textile craft by respecting its centuries-old traditions and the families who continue to share them with the world.