About a year ago, we published the following note about Cristina and Maurizio and their coffee bags. Many of you responded positively, asking whether it was possible to buy samples of their work. At the time we weren’t set up for it, but it got us thinking… what if you could?
Fast forward a year and some elbow grease, and we’re republishing that very same note, except this time clicking on any of the images will take you to our new ItalianNotebook-owned online store!
In an age where so may products are anonymous, we feel it is important to know the where, why and hows of interesting, high quality, hand-Made in Italy products… as well as meeting the “who” behind them. Hence the name… Italian Connections.
Please welcome our new arrival, www.ItlnCnxns.com, and enjoy the browsing.
At various seasonal festivals here in Campiglia Marittima a new market stall has appeared brimming over with handmade Italian “bags”!
Well made on the spot by Maurizio and Cristina from Piombino, the various sized bags have robust straps, strong fasteners, easy open velcro or zippers, etc and are also light weight. Why mention them on ItalianNotebook?
Well, they are all made from the recycled heavy duty plastic of the large packs of Italian coffee that local cafés use to restock for our cappuccini and espressi. They’re planet friendly and what’s best… they still retain the sweet aroma of Italian coffee!
Maurizio and Cristina formed their company, Kafe, as they were interested in environmental problems and hand crafting useful yet beautiful objects. Each bag is unique, handmade, useful and aesthetically pleasing.
Great idea… bravi!
Click on any of the images or simply visit www.ItlnCnxns.com to see (possibly buy?) Cristina and Maurizio’s work.
For shipping reasons (see product details), all items available for sale until July 22nd. USA shipments only. If you live elsewhere, please contact us via either website.