Ethnique Co. is the vision of Olivia and Carmine Savarese. A couple of Italian-born creative minds intrigued by the authenticity of specific top quality items from different parts of the world. World travelers, adventurous spirits, strong design skills and an heritage of beauty, traditional handcraft works coming from our hometown Florence. After twelve dynamic years living in New York City, we decided to start an international accessories store.
Ethnique Co. started with genuine leather bags Made in Italy and now is planning to have fashion accessories from every continent: the original BAGGU© bags and masks from the USA, the genuine hand block printed Beach Sarong from Rajasthan, India, just to mention a couple of items.
We take care of all the aspects of the business: from designing the products to building a relationship with manufacturers, selecting the materials, marketing and shipping the products.
Ethnique Co. started in 2017 after a long summer in Tuscany where we were meeting with leather manufactures, learning from them the Art and the History of leather, which began in Florence in the middle ages. We decided to start with a single simple model of bag, the “Carolinda”, which is inspired by a classic Italian tote bag that we partially redesigned, performing some customizations, in order to improve the usability of the model and the materials within time, version after version.
Our firm is now based in Florence. We sketch what we have in mind and we share ideas, we go to the leather shops to purchase the best genuine leather and we bring it to the manufactures to make a sample and when are satisfied we start the production.