ABOUT - ANTONELLO TEDDE
Antonello Tedde is based in London UK where he designs the collections.
Antonello ’s interest in luxury fashion, retail and product development, dates back to his economics degree in Italy, where he begun to concentrate the research for his dissertation on luxury fashion. This led him logically to pursue a career in Retail and Production for the Luxury Fashion Industry.
When studying at the London College of Fashion, he had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of fashion and retail courses, all of which tended to reinforce and focus his intense interest in fashion.
From this experience, researching into the old weaving techniques and visiting Sardinian weaving workshops, he started to develop a range of handbags with locally made fabrics.
Antonello pays tribute
Antonello Tedde pays tribute to the best of Italian eco luxury fabric choices.
Trialing authentic world hand weaving methods in ethically managed factories, the collection of accessories are handcrafted by a handpicked group of leading handbag manufacturers in Italy.
Antonello Tedde. Eco-conscious fashion
Antonello Tedde luxury eco-conscious fashion ranges are designed in London - UK and hand crafted in Sardinia- Italy.
Materials and production processes are carefully selected to offer you the most exclusive eco-luxuries.
Manufacturing techniques. Most of fabrics used are hand produced on traditional looms, this tend to use less energy. Every factory and workshop has a few fabrics on display, weaving is generally done to order. As well as the classical styles, fabrics can be done in any design and in any colour a client submits.
Regenerated Cotton. Hand-woven recycled and regenerated cotton yarns are also widely used in the Antonello collections.
Production processes. Fabrics and handbags are hand produced in ethically managed factories - workshops are entirely managed by women: all the companies are inspected regularly by government officials to check compliance to European legislation.
Recycled linings and care bags. Antonello Tedde when possible uses linings made from beautiful ends of rolls and off cuts recycled new fabrics from Sardinian textiles factories. These fabrics would usually end up in skips and landfill, to be incinerated.
Dyes used - all our suppliers are REACH compliant. The REACH regulation was introduced from the European Union to abolish the use of toxic chemical.
Our loom - where the finest fabrics are woven by hand
Shedding light on Italian textiles and putting localised Italian handiwork and the importance of its preservation back on the map, the designer prides himself on only working with Italian experts in fashion manufacturing and ultimately bringing Sardinian production methods back into the global consciousness.
Most of the processes are manual
Researching into the old weaving techniques and visiting Sardinian weaving workshops, Antonello Tedde has developed a range of homeware with the fabrics his grandmother and his mother used. Most of these products are made with the technique of knot or grain work known as "pibiones". Mostly used by Sardinian weavers.