Etico – Sartoria Marchigiana

About us

ètico – Sartoria Marchigiana is a project conceived by Marta Baldassarri and Valentina Vitali.

We are two girls from the Marche region with previous experience in the fashion industry (the second most polluting in the world) who decided to change course and train in the field of modeling / tailoring at the craft level: trying to recover and promote old, noble crafts, we joined the international movement called Slow Fashion per tentare di rallentare non solo i produttori ma anche i consumatori.

Slow down to realize that you don't need to compulsively produce and buy clothing, you need to take a step back and reevaluate what's really important: ourselves and the world around us.

To try to reduce the environmental impact we choose for our collections only natural fabricsguarantors of quality and durability, of neutral color, coming from controlled supply chains or from company scraps and inventories; the colors and decorations of our clothes are the result of our creativity, supported by the research and experience gained in Natural Tincture and inEcoprint (botanical printing technique that, through firing processes, imprints imprints and colors of flowers, leaves, roots on textile materials).

From the idea to the first sketches, from cutting to sewing, from white fabrics to colorful dresses: in our atelier located in the small village of Ripe San Ginesio (MC) at the foot of the Sibillini mountains, our creations and your customizations come to life. 

There has to be a better way to do the things we want, a way that doesn't pollute the sky or the rain or the earth.

Paul Mc Cartney

Natural Dye

The dyeing of fabrics (a tradition with very ancient origins since the first evidence dates back to 4000/3000 B.C. in the heart of the Inca culture) uses 100% natural dyes derived from agricultural and food waste (pomegranate peels, onion peels, pruning, etc.), native plants and wild herbs.

The processes of dyeing, printing fabrics (Eco-printing), and creating natural inks for painting, exclude the use of chemical so- cials. In addition, the aim is to reduce waste, which is enormous in industrial production, by reusing fabric cuts and dyeing the finished garment.


Vegetable printing technique born in the 90s in Australia thanks to the research and experimentation of the artist India Flint, which involves the use of flowers, leaves, bark, roots etc. that placed on a fabric and subsequently rolled up, tied around rigid supports and cooked, leave their mark and their color on the textile materials, of vegetable or animal origin, used.


Another key point of the project is the enhancement of the territory, rich in small agricultural and textile companies with which we believe it is possible to create a circular and local production network.

Le Marche is a region in the hearth of Italy where several artisans work on fabrics and shoes and create unique pieces as we are trying to recreate today. Our workshop is based in Ripe S. Ginesio, a medieval town that younger artisans and foreigners are trying to bring back to life.

Awards and participation

In September 2019, ètico - Sartoria Marchigiana was awarded €10,000 as the winner of the Start Project convened by the Municipality of Macerata, for the creation of an urban ecosystem at the Former Slaughterhouse of Macerata, for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Macerata area.

In 2020, we raised €5,000 through Banca Etica's Impatto+ crowdfunding, with the aim of supporting the implementation of innovative activities, products and services promoted and developed by women in production chains, the world of work or research.

In 2021 ètico - Sartoria Marchigiana wins the "Apennine Project 2021 ReStartApp Ideas and businesses that move mountains," awarded €25,000. The incubation and acceleration campus for young businesses in the Italian Apennine region is promoted and implemented by Fondazione Edoardo Garrone and Fondazione Carisap.

Cambiamenti 2021, the great national competition that discovers, rewards and supports the best Italian companies born in the last four years that have been able to rediscover traditions, promote their territory and community, innovate products and processes and build the future. In second place was Etico Sartoria Marchigiana, which produces clothes with certified 100 percent natural fabrics and hand-dyed with vegetable materials.

The issue of sustainability is now central and concerns the entire production process of individual companies that are embarking on this journey. Thinking about one's own activity from the point of view of the circular economy, in which what was yesterday a waste can now become a resource, is certainly a great commitment but at the same time represents a great opportunity for our companies.

In 2022 ètico - Sartoria Marchigiana is among the 6 winners out of 135 Italian companies in the "What a business for women!" call for proposals with a contribution of €24,500. A project of Fondazione Finanza Etica, realized thanks to the devolution of part of the profits of Etica Sgr the asset management company specialized in responsible investments. Fondazione Finanza Etica launches a call dedicated to women's micro and small businesses.