Custom-made. Handcrafts made to be worn

Unique garments and accessories created in unique places. In Barberino Tavarnelle, immersed in the Chianti countryside, traditional crafts create bespoke ready-to-wear beauty.

L'Argento Firenze

To experience Chianti means to immerse yourself in its colours and traditions, discover its arts and create an indelible memory of its beauty. One of the area's outstanding features is its textile and leather craftsmanship. Here, unique products are made, often created together in collaboration with the customer: after all, what’s better than a custom-made garment or a personalised accessory?

"Unique garments and accessories created in unique places"

The working of leather and hide, a ancient Tuscan tradition, finds two strongholds in the historical centres of Barberino Val d'Elsa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

If visitors are looking for accessories that can be personalised in terms of shape and materials, the ideal destination is Francesco Bojola’s atelier, where belts and bags (in leather or hide) recall historical Florentine taste; furthermore, the workshop of Francesco Pistelli is the place where bespoke sandals have been created for over a century. These are the perfect kind of shoes for strolling through the characteristic alleys of Tuscan hamlets or along romantic cypress-lined avenues, immersing oneself in the mellow atmosphere of Chianti.

piano di lavoro

The comfort and the quality of alpaca wool are essential to keep warm on cold winter days, when the mist rises over the Tuscan hills and mystery envelops the countryside. If you are looking for hats, scarves and exceptional woollen sweaters (strictly custom-made) La Valle degli Alpaca is the place to go: an alpaca farm, immersed in the Chianti countryside, which can be visited and where truly unique yarns come to life. This place offers an unprecedented experience: here you can immerse yourself in the daily life of the farm, savor an excellent tasting of local products and enjoy a splendid view of the Tuscan countryside.

The Corti Montecchi tailoring workshop creates clothes which are lighter and have a more haute couture taste. It’s a small atelier overlooking the main road, where nothing is repeated twice: each garment is designed directly on the customer's body shape and created from highly refined fabrics. The result is a completely personalised garment that fits like a glove, suitable for elegant ceremonies but, above all, is perfect for feeling fully in line with one's true self.

An accessory for every outfit: in the “Argento Firenze” (Florence Silver) workshop, Paolo and Caterina Bussotti’s expertise and skill give light to elegant and modern jewellery, which can be personalised in every detail according to the customer’s preferences; furthermore, the marvellous silver goblets and the pieces of furniture which can be found in this atelier, are perfect for fillings one's home with Tuscan taste.

The opportunity to purchase a custom-made garment or accessory, absolutely unique in shape, colour or materials, is a delight not to be missed when visiting the workshops and ateliers in Barberino Tavarnelle, where truly one-of-a-kind objects are made. Each creation is enriched by the encounter with the artisans, whose knowledge and expertise make each new project something absolutely unrepeatable.

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