The beauty of the gesture
Whether they are located in France or Italy, Amédée 1851’s workshops are carefully selected for their exceptional know-how since only skilled hands can do these expert, respected and ancestral gestures.
The fingers that glide instinctively among the yarns know exactly how to transform a sketch into an exceptional reality.
These craftsmen know their technique, have a sense of the material, are proud of their work and can practically work with their eyes closed since they know the needles’ movements so well.
Italy, France, Tasmania, Patagonia… an exceptional voyage following Amédée 1851.
Transparency, excellence and traceability
The voyage begins in Tasmania, a tiny jewel off the Australian coast, and in Patagonia at the foot of Monte Fitz Roy in the vast Argentinian plains, along the route of “white gold”, the term used for ultra-fine, Organica Merino wool. Amédée 1851 has selected passionate breeders who love their lands and respect their flocks and workers.
The journey continues to Biella, a tiny Italian village in the heart of the Piedmont region near Milan, the cradle of wool and suiting fabrics, where the knitted models are made. Here an incalculable know-how has been transmitted over generations of knitters.
The route continues to Como, the home of Jacquards. This incomparable high-quality fabric, known for its multicolored motifs woven on ancient looms, is thick, non-wrinkling and extremely resistant.
A true innovation : the wool twill printed square by Amédée 1851
We then cross the Channel to discover the origins of wool twill in England, identifiable by its diagonal weave. This weaving technique makes Amédée 1851’s colorful, printed scarves and stoles truly shimmer!
Fabricated in Lyon and in Italian workshops, the printed wool twill is made from ultra-precious, ultra-fine Merino wool yarns (14.5 microns) from Tasmania.
We can snuggle into these incredibly soft models finished by a hand-rolled edge, a border usually used on handkerchiefs and scarves. This time-consuming method requires great precision to manipulate the threads with a fine needle for a perfect finish.
Finally, the route is completed by frameprinting in French and Italian workshops. Mastered, precise knowledge and fine-tuned skills help make Amédée 1851’s unique, dazzling, brightly-colored wool models.