Lanifico Arca – Cashmere Weavers
Our cashmere scarves and throws have been expertly crafted by the master weavers at Lanificio Arca, a 70 year old company based in Tuscany. They have been weaving the finest natural premium fibre yarns into fabrics since Cino Cini started his company in 1947. Third generation Cini family member, Marco, now leads their global business in producing the finest cashmere accessories for the most important Italian and French fashion houses. They have been instrumental in the development of our business and were our first artisan workshop to support our goal to preserve a Crafted Society.
True luxury is a measure of quality
True quality is a function of craft:
Earned through years of dedication, Tradition and toil;
Expressed in the finesse of the cut, The precision of the stitch;
The care of creation.
Crafted Society was born to nurture these skills; So that luxury has a future
Defined by people and passion, not profit.
surprise for birthday
what a nice surprise to receive this Bruna Scarf with Selden art print from Marco Cini at the factory in Prato. We were on a holidays in Tuscany and on my birthday my husband arranged for the Crafted Society Scarf he bought, to be picked up in combination with a factory tour at the Lanificio Arca facility. It was great to meet Marco, and all the other staff, and see for ourselves how the real Italian stuff gets made. And it was not just Crafted Society getting from the machines ;) We also met Bruna, who worked at Lanificio Arca for decades and still manually checks all the cashmere pieces before they leave the factory. We met Marco and his lovely wife Christina later on in our holidays where they hosted us at their beach house. We became real friends. Honestly this trip and meeting real makers opened our eyes towards how products nowadays are made, and how we should make responsible decisions going forward. Advocates for life! And enjoying my Bruna Scarf every day.