Uno Alla Volta would like to wish a very happy International Women’s Day to all of the women in our una grande famiglia.
Today, three wonderful women of our office have handpicked some of their favorite items to share with you. You can find all of these items on our special employee picks page, created just for you.
“With sparkle comes happiness!”
“Such a unique glass for my favorite mocktails!”
These hand-blown iridescent wine glasses, which were handcrafted in Virginia, are the perfect addition to any special occasion. Celebrate a holiday, birthday, or anniversary in style with these beautiful glasses. In a multi-step process, each glass is mouth-blown, shaped with hand tools to form the curves and the stem, then decorated in a unique process.
“‘With sparkle comes happiness!’ Turquoise and silver sparkles – my favorite color combo all year!”
Handcrafted In Florence, Italy
“With sparkle comes happiness!” This philosophy was implemented by our buyer, Minetta, when designing our newest bucket bag. Bring a touch of shimmer with you, wherever you may go, with this fabulous accessory. Each bag features subtle hints of silver sparkles embedded into teal suede and accented with a metallic silver leather tassel. Handcrafted in Florence, Italy by our master artisans Alessandra and Elisabetta.
“The subtle mix of light and dark shades of blue are reminiscent of my winter wedding.”
Hana, our Georgia artisan, takes inspiration from beautiful leaves and the traditional Bohemian style of glassmaking as she handcrafts her new Blue Leaves Necklace. Once her initial design is complete, she collaborates with her partner artisans in the Czech Republic to bring her artistic vision to life. Each lightweight, memory wire piece is adorned with glass in this abstract leaf pattern. Her treasures are handcrafted exclusively for Uno Alla Volta, from the heart and hands of the artisan.
“There’s nothing I love more than a big cozy sweater in the winter time”
With its fluid flowing form and just a bit of structure at the neck and sleeves, this ultra soft alpaca wool knit sweater truly looks beautiful on most body types. (Nearly everyone here has tried it and loves it!) Hand-knit of 100% baby alpaca by our artisans in the Andes Mountains in a go-with-everything ivory color.
“I love oversized mugs for coffee, hot chocolate or even soup”
Handcrafted by JoAnn in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, this collectible stoneware piece is hand thrown, then hand decorated and hand painted, no two exactly alike.
“I love that you get 2 bags in one with a quick flip”
Alessandra and Elisabetta handcraft this magenta and light pink double-sided Italian leather handbag in their Florentine studio. Recently the two have taken over the helm of the family business after the passing of their father and business founder, Maurizio. The two are living out one of their father’s many beliefs when handcrafting his handbag, “One should be able to feel the texture of a bag with their eyes.” Soft, supple, and with two different chic colors, this bag is the perfect everyday companion, no matter the occasion. We’re certain that their papa must be smiling down from heaven, knowing he left his business in the right hands.
“I tend to wear neutral tones, so this scarf is great for a pop of color”
To handcraft each paisley silk scarf, Massimo and his team work diligently in his Florentine studio. Together, they handcraft this exquisitely airy scarf of 100% pure Italian silk in a classical pattern.
“This “Camila” bag really does go with any outfit, even my wildest thrift store finds!”
Through collaboration with our artisans in Florence Italy we’re proud to introduce the Italian leather “Camila” satchel, which showcases timelessness in a fresh new way. With its chic clean lines and subtle curves this handbag seamlessly transitions from the work week to the weekend and back again. Navy blues, light grays and soft yellows seamlessly combine in masterfully hand-stitched of Tuscan cowhide in this sophisticated leather satchel.
“Growing up in an Italian-American family, I was always taught to have a strong and dependable work ethic. Although we live in the USA, the cultural emphasis on quality workmanship has always been in my family’s blood. Every time I look at this satchel, I am reminded of the skill, hard work, and passion that Claudia and Filippo take as seriously as I do.”
“For some reasons, my ideas just seem to flow more smoothly when I have a beautiful journal to jot them down in.”
In a multi-step process, our Italian leather craftsmen start with a base of fine Florentine leather to handcraft each marbled Italian leather journal. To create the marbling effect, the leather is first dipped into a bath of colorful pigments, then hand-cut lined paper is bound inside. The bright colors swirl together to form a one-of-a-kind design, so colors and patterns may vary.
“There is no view this mermaid suncatcher can’t brighten up, even a dreary office window.”
Christie, our Texas artisan, creates each mermaid suncatcher from hand-cut glass in a variety of colors and textures wrapped in copper foil. One of our newest artisans, Christie creates stained glass windows for many of Texas’ finest churches and homes. She is one of the most respected large window artists in the country, but that doesn’t mean she can’t create fun and affordable pieces for all of us to enjoy.
“It’s important to appreciate the beauty of change, which is why butterflies and moons are my favorite jewelry designs to wear.”
This freshwater pearl butterfly necklace was handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail by our artisans in a family-owned workshop in Thailand. This sparkling necklace is comprised of three colors of freshwater pearls and dazzling genuine marcasites, all suspended on delicate sterling silver chains from an elegant butterfly pendant.