February 03, 2017
Pivvicci was born from the idea of the architect and designer Giuseppe Rogato attentive to environmental problems, wishful to join sustainable and ecological aspect into ecobusiness.
After many years of work in sustainable architecture and reuse design, earning also a Master in sustainable techniques and materials, in 2010, decide to open his own company with the brand PIVVICCI.
The Brand name refers to the material used in digital printing for billboards / banners of outdoor advertisements, as well as secondary raw material re-used as a fabric for the first collections of bags, accessories and household items.
The concept of reuse extends over the years thanks to a continuous research of materials no longer used by companies but also by individuals, a second life that comes from a scrap instead become a huge resource thanks to the creativity and craftsmanship.
Pivvicci currently specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of handbags, accessories and interior design objects such as chairs and armchair of all kinds. The products are first designed and then handmade with the utmost care and precision craftsmanship, resulting in a product beautiful, high-quality, durable and above all chic!
Pivvicci from Palermo, Sicily
Pivvicci is the label of the Italian designer and architect Giuseppe Rogato, who lives and works in the Sicilian capital Palermo. From his concern about the environment and interest in sustainable solutions, he started designing bags from reused and leftover materials several years ago. For his designs he collects waste materials all over Sicily, such as tents, blankets and uniforms from the army, jute coffee bags and leftovers from leather processing companies, upholsterers and manufacturers of sunshades. But also old jeans, denim and leather jackets that he buys at flea markets. Any material that otherwise would end up in landfills and is suitable to use in bags, qualifies for a new life as a bag.
Fashion designer bags for women and men
The Pivvicci collection features several models of shoulder bags - for women and men - for work and /or daily use and a weekend bag. For every bag Giuseppe Rogato selects combinations of materials, so that no two copies of the same model are the same. Particularly noteworthy are the details of the original materials that are affixed to the bags, such as pockets from pants and jackets, buckles and buttons.
The upcycle designer bags are handmade with the greatest care and precision by local artisans in Pivvicci’s own studio. This not only results in beautiful, high-quality ecofashion accessories. Giuseppe Rogato also strives to revaluation of this ancient craft and awareness of environmental issues in Sicily.