Claretta Cerutti & Gioielli Gitani
handmade pure cashmere accessories
The fiber called cashmere comes from the goats of the Falconeri and Hircus breed, bred manly in the regions of Central Asia,SINKIANG , TIBET,GOBI,MONGOLIA. The robust animals are very resistant to the lowest temperatures. The collection of the fibres(combing) takes place from late spring
The animals are combed and the fleece i made uop of a part of coarse fibre and a very fine underlaye ( duvet or wad).The fiber is separated ina carding process called dehairing. Once the fiber is separated , the finer part is processed in spinning obtaining a very soft yarn.
The cashmere yarn is isothermal and light and in most cases it does not create any allergich reaction as contrary sometime for the wool.
The denomination FIBER CLOSE TO THE SKY derives from the altitude and inaccessible areas wich these fantastic animals live.
care and craftmanship
Gianni Ardizio started his passion for cashmere and natural fibres 35 years ago when CHINA dna MONGOLIA where an unmpredictable adventure for every trip, and the junrney in AUSTRALIA lasted days.After working for important textile groups. Gianni Ardizio gave life with his wife Carla at the GC DIFFUSION on the market with the brands:CLARETTA CERUTTI CASHMERE , GIOIELLI GITANI , GIOIELLI DEL TIBET and AQUA DI CANNOBIO.
After alife as a buyer of nobles fibres, we moved on the study and design of entirely hand made handmade garments with manual machines. Obviousely
everything starts from the choiche of raw materials, from the yarn and and from the passion of knitting .The collection creates accessories with a look to vintage in the name of the exclusive garment .
some products 100% cashmere
( elsa . stola sbrigliata) 100% cashmere
extra light 100% cashmere stole
Fringes shawls 100% cashmere and cluge ( gioielli gitani)
we produce small quantities of cashmere and wool balls in natural colors