TAIANA: the fabric as a social value

Tessitura Taiana Virgilio is going to renew the collaboration with Made in Carcere, a very supporting reality for women in prison.

A second chance for fabrics and a second opportunity for women in prison. The “scrapped” fabric is no longer waste but a “raw material” and as such it assumes “social value”. It is about a project that aims at developing quality accessories such as bags and backpacks made with the fabrics coming from givers’ stocks; they are then processed by women prisoners in a well-equipped workshop/atelier where women can learn such a noble craft as the dressmaker’s thereby winning a second chance once they are out of prison.

As every year Tessitura Taiana Virgilio is at the forefront of this project by both being one of the leading fabric givers and enjoying this extraordinary initiative right from the start; thanks to it, the women prisoners have the chance “to mend and fix” the past. The brand “Made in Carcere” was born in 2007 with Luciana Delle Donne, founder of Officina Creativa, a non-profit social co-operative. “Differently useful” products are manufactured there: bags, accessories, quite unusual and colorful.

“Useful and frivolous” products made by outsider-women: 20 women prisoners who are offered an educational opportunity in view of a future and permanent reintegration into working and civil society.



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