The head of the Italian Fashion Chamber says the body is working toward creating clear criteria of what it means for the fashion industry to be environmentally sustainable. Noting that fashion is the second-largest polluting industry behind oil production, Carlo Capasa said part of the challenge is communicating to consumers because "they love sust...

Tomas Maier craves authenticity. “Everything is so globalized, with so many stores that look alike in cities that have tons of personality,” says Bottega Veneta’s creative director. That realization has led him to develop retail spaces under the Maison rubric, flagships in which the materials, palettes, and details subtly honor their locations. The...

In 2017, Italian food exports exceeded the threshold of 40 billion euro. But the road to reach the other major food-producing countries is still long. This is the message coming from the report prepared by Nomisma which was presented at the meeting ‘Italian food and agriculture in the test of internationalization’ – about the international balance...

FORTY-TWO YEARS AGO, GABRIELE RAUSSE received a phone call from a childhood friend who told him he had to “drop everything and come to America.” The phone call was from one viticulturist to another. Rausse was 30 years old and working on a French vineyard. (He had been working in Australian wine, but his visa was revoked on a technicality.) His chi...

Le botteghe fiorentine diventano global, grazie alla rete. Sono una sessantina gli artigiani che sono sbarcati su Amazon, uno dei negozi online più grandi al mondo. Lo chiamano artigianato 4.0 e non è un semplice nomignolo per togliere la polvere ai vecchi mestieri. Per le piccole imprese si tratta di un mercato nuovo, un volano per l’economia e l’...

Despite adverse weather conditions tried to make it more difficult, the 2017 assessment was positive for Italian agro-food sector. This is shown by Agrosserva-ISMEA report on the last quarter of the year just ended. Last year, the driving force behind the Italian agro-food sector was above all industry. Compared to 2016, benefiting directly from go...

Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has just come back after a successful participation in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) in Miami. For the first time, the Consortium's information campaign in the US market called "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original" was presented in Florida, receiving a positive feedback...

When do dough, tomato sauce, and mozzarella stop being mere ingredients and become pizza?It’s a philosophical question that has divided chefs and diners for decades. For some, only pies in the Neapolitan and Roman styles are acceptable—Sicilian, at a stretch. Others extend the goal posts as far as Chicago deep dish. But pizzas have been eaten in so...

Gucci leads the first BrandZTM Top 30 Most Valuable Italian 2018 Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. It is one of the seven luxury brands to feature in this ground-breaking study, which tracks and addresses the changing environment for brands in Italy and charts the fortunes of the country's most successful brands. Gucci...

Viene considerato un elemento positivo per misurare la capacità di un paese per stare al passo con l'innovazione. E per rispondere al calo di produttività. Ecco perché va segnalato con la dovuta sottolineatura il primato messo as egno dall'Italia nel corso del 2017: l'anno scorso, il nostro è stato il paese in cui si è registrata la crescita più el...