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 France 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. Formerly an interior designer and color specialist, she lives in the Le Marche region of Italy.
When she’s not designing scarves and ties, you’ll find Elizabetta in the kitchen or in the garden.
After many years working in IT in the airline industry, Elizabetta's daughter joined the family business to help with expansion into the European market. She spent many years in Rome and currently lives in Toulouse, France with her husband and baby daughter.
Her hobbies include traveling and swing dancing.
Director of U.S. Logistics
The magic behind our speedy and reliable shipping. A former teacher, artist, and business owner, Cindy made her way back to her native Wisconsin after 20 years in upstate New York.
Always an art lover and supporter, she enjoys searching for antiques and spending time with her husband and two cats.
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.