LeArtigiane.it is an adventure that started on Christmas Eve, 1999 by Livia Carchella and Bruna Pietropaoli.
It was an ambitious project born right when the market was changing. After only a few days, their dream was realized when an e-mail reached their inbox—a gentle message, full of enthusiasm: "Knock-knock...can I come in?"
That's how a 30-year-old craftswoman asked to join the club. To Livia and Bruna, this was an unmistakable sign.
After a while, they received their first online purchase, and then the E-business Award from IBM. Soon, the number of artisans and creative women interested in joining this adventure increased.
This website became an ideal shop and hub for many women—not just Italians, but anyone who wants to be fashionable and far from banality or homogeneity in style.
Born in Rome, degree in Economics. Married, two sons. Zodiac sign Virgin.
Born in Rome, degree in Psychology. Married, two daughters. Zodiac sign Pisces.
What they say about us
"I bought a necklace online. I tried to contact the store without too much hope but everything was simple. The staff very kind and within two days I received the package. I hope sooner or later to visit the store in person, I highly recommend it. There are so many things inside, all very original and creative! Review on Facebook, April 18, 2018
"Being in Italy without seeing LeArtigiane is like... being in Rome without seeing the Closseum or not eating pasta. Whatsapp message on June 15th, 2017"
"Networking, even before ‘networking’ meant a thousand social networks and platforms, and even before online shopping became a consolidated purchasing practice. [LeArtigiane] had already been creating a network to try to bring together artisans who are passionate about excellence ... The strength of these artisans is in their unique pieces, and customers write them from all over the world (Europe, North America, and Australia) all because of the one key to winning the world's markets: focusing on Italian-made craftsmanship—and if it caters to women, all the better. wwworkers March 22nd, 2017
di GIAMPAOLO COLLETTI
"Dear Livia and Bruna, it was a great pleasure to meet you and admire your “creation,” which, in its beauty and particular refinement makes it clear that you all are lovely people. I thank you very much for your welcome, your smile and for the beautiful gesture of a donation towards the Association.
Received by email. November 20th, 2015"
"I ran in on my last day of long Italy trip.. If it wasn't for my husband waiting outside I could've spent hours in there. All I got was a large necklace made of rubber tubing I don't even know the artist but everyone stops me and loves it. If I ever return to Rome I will definitely spend more time there. It's a beautiful store!
Review on facebook August 5th, 2016"
Debra Spitzer Snyder
"A nice stop in one of the most beautiful galleries where you can find unique pieces and beautiful handicrafts only by Italian artisans: Made in Italy is a sign of difference...
Instagram mention March 24th, 2017