Berto Industria Tessile, Italian long-time fabric and denim manufacturer, has just launched Berto4YoungTalents, a new project aimed at supporting young talents and upcoming designers.

The company has selected three young designers who developed some innovative design projects and offered them the possibility to make their ideas come true by hosting them inside their company while creating their projects and employing their fabrics.

The three young individuals are Valeria Marra, who carried ahead her DesignAround initiative, Andrea Da Villa, who developed the UntitleDV project, and Sara Cocozza who worked at her Papillover idea.

Valeria Marra will soon open an e-commerce page through which she will sell her skirts made with Berto denims. The service she offers is very fast since customers can choose the fabric and send their measures and in one week they will receive their made-to-measure skirt.

The other two designers have just started their first collection. Andrea Da Villa has created “UntitleDV” and aims at revisiting many of the already existing denim garments offering tailor made t-shirts and sweatshirts. The first samples will be available January 2015. “Papillover” by Sara Cocozza is another project aimed at reinventing the bow tie and make it become an evergreen and unisex must-have accessory. The selection will be available from March 2015, though more collaborations with young talents could be supported in the future by Berto.

Berto, is a long-time Italian high-quality fabric manufacturer established in 1887, always interested in developing new initiatives. It is based in Bovolenta near Padoa. It started producing fabrics for sails from the early 1900s then specialized in workwear fabric and home textile manufacturing, and is now also an expert denim manufacturer. It started off and continues to produce all of its fabrics in Italy.