Mother’s Day: the Artisans’ voice

Women, daughters, mums: our female artisans are all of this and more. On the occasion of Mother’s Day, we sat down with four of them to discuss all things motherhood and business.

Mariacristina from Brunocenere

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day with your mum?
Do you have a special memory that you want to share?

I have a beautiful relationship with my mum, a special connection that I’ve been able to build during the years, even if she’s naturally quite introverted. For Mother’s Day I love spending time together and treating her to special things. When I was a flight attendant (before meeting Giorgio and starting the Brunocenere adventure) I once organised a surprise trip to Budapest for her: seeing her enthusiasm in front of the chic breakfast buffet at the hotel was the best. Another special Mother’s Day gift was a customized Brunocenere wallet: she chose the leather, the color (a bright fuchsia!), and we also engraved her initials on it. It’s so satisfying to be able to make something unique for my mum with my (or Giorgio’s) hands.

Brunocenere collection

PETRA SMALLPETRA SMALL

PETRA SMALL

Brunocenere

Calfskin Leather Ivory Woven Tote Bag

$436
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NICOLETTA

Brunocenere

Calfskin Leather Brown Woven Tote Bag

$561
PETRAPETRA

PETRA

Brunocenere

Calfskin Leather Black Woven Tote Bag

$474
PETRAPETRA

PETRA

Brunocenere

Calfskin Leather Brown Woven Tote Bag

$474

Claudia from Claudia Firenze

What’s one of the most important things you inherited from your mum?

A special thing my mum passed onto me it’s the care and attention for the house and the garden. I feel like this is a typical feature of the Italian mother: a special attachment to the home and to everything that gravitates around it. She taught me how to build a space that is pleasant, cozy, scented, full of plants and flowers. The magic lies in the simplest details, such as freshly washed sheets on the bed. This is a part of me now, but I definitely owe it to my parents.

Claudia Firenze collection

XENIAXENIA

XENIA

Claudia Firenze

Croc-embossed Calfskin Leather Blue Top Handle Bag

$474
NILLANILLA

NILLA

Claudia Firenze

Embossed Croc Leather Blue Bucket Bag

$436
XENIAXENIA

XENIA

Claudia Firenze

Croc-embossed Calfskin Leather Navy Top Handle Bag

$436
XENIAXENIA

XENIA

Claudia Firenze

Croc-embossed Calfskin Leather Brown Top Handle Bag

$474

Luciana from Ama Pure

You’re a mum running a business with her son. How do you manage this double relationship ?

Gianmarco was essential to build Ama Pure, I would have never thought to create a brand without him: I can take care of research and product, but I’m useless when it comes to branding and communication. I like to think of Ama Pure as the result of different know-hows running into the family: Gianmarco’s innovative spirit, my creativity, but also my mum’s style. Scarves and foulards were a must-have for her, she had to always have something around her neck or she would have felt naked. I took that heritage and made it reality.

AMA PURE COLLECTION

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DRAGONFLY

Ama Pure

Cashmere Pink Scarf

$729
LIONLION

LION

Ama Pure

Cashmere Purple Scarf

$729
ZEBRAZEBRA

ZEBRA

Ama Pure

Cashmere Turquoise Scarf

$729
CINDERELLACINDERELLA

CINDERELLA

Ama Pure

Cashmere Beige Slippers

$312

Giovanna from Temellini Milano

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day with your daughter Ilaria? Do you have any rituals?

Mother’s Day falls on the second Sunday of May and my daughter Ilaria was born on May 7th, so each year we like to group the two occasions together in one big family celebration. We get together with my mum, my niece and all the women of the family, organising a big lunch or a BBQ in the garden. When we can, we even try to go for a day trip (“scampagnata” as Italians say), to the lake, the seaside, the mountains. It’s always such a fun time!

TEMELLINI MILANO COLLECTION

SHERLOCKSHERLOCK

SHERLOCK

Temellini Milano

Wool And Cashmere Blue Dog Coat

$698
SHERLOCKSHERLOCK

SHERLOCK

Temellini Milano

Alpaca Grey Dog Coat

$785
SHERLOCK MINISHERLOCK MINI

SHERLOCK MINI

Temellini Milano

Alpaca Grey Dog Coat

$648
SAMISAMI

SAMI

Temellini Milano

Recycled Polyester Grey Dog Coat

$231