MM1Being an employee at Uno Alla Volta is more than just a standard 9 to 5 desk job.  Our una grande famiglia spans across the entire company,  including our artisans, our customers, and our employees. Our product developers, Minetta and Marina, are the perfect example of co-workers turned family.

Back in 2011, Marina came on board to Uno Alla Volta as an intern for our product development team. “After talking to Marina and watching her work, I took her under my wing,” Minetta says, smiling while reminiscing on how they met. While teaching Marina the ropes, the two prospered, producing not only a strong co-working  dynamic, but two very best friends.

Today, Marina is our primary home and accessories product developer, while Minetta hones in oMM2n jewelry, resulting in a team that puts a fun twist on executing everyday tasks. The two combine their unique senses of style in order to bring variety to our customers. A great example of this is our Sparkling Teal Bucket Bag, which was designed with influences from Minetta’s bright, bold, shimmering style. When the two partner to develop jewelry pieces inspired by Marina’s sense of style, it’s almost the complete opposite, as they incorporate her signature neutral and earthy tones. Despite their differences in style, the two always keep communication fluid, resulting in great teamwork.

MM3With such a strong mutual understanding of each other, Minetta and Marina have traveled together on several product development trips from Italy to Las Vegas, meeting a variety of artisans and building close relationships with them while strengthening their own friendship. Together, they work efficiently and diligently, with laughter and smiles on their faces, to ensure our fashionable products appeal to a variety of tastes.

How many companies can say that they have two co-workers who not only like each other, but love each other like best friends? Uno Alla Volta sure can!


Uno Alla Volta wishes you a happy Best Friend’s Day. May it be well spent with your closest friends!