Culture a Porter
Culture a Porter
Culture a Porter
Culture a Porter

WE WEAR CULTURE

CULTURE A PORTER OFFERS EXCLUSIVE WEARABLE PRODUCTS REALIZE BY LOCAL ARTISANS OF ISOLATED VILLAGES THAT BLEND ANCIENT TRADITIONS WITH CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO ENABLE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ETHICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THESE COMMUNITIES.

ORIGIN

The project was born in 2016, in Haiti, where Arturo Vittori -the founder- was invited to direct a workshop with local artisans in a project supported by the European Union and other local partners within the frameworks of the European Program for Culture.

VISION

VISION

The idea was born much earlier, during a trip to Ethiopia in 2012. This experience, later extended visiting various rural communities in Africa, Asia and South America, has grown inside Arturo the desire of changing the perception of these countries, rich in culture and able of creating objects of sophisticated elegance. "Thanks to Warka Tower I discovered, visiting isolated villages, incredible cultures that still preserve a relationship with the natural environment, this showed me that there is a positive example for a sustainable future for our society", said Arturo Vittori.

ARTCRAFT

Unique pieces born from the fusion of Italian Design, ancient traditions from isolated communities, and new possibilities offered by the cutting edge technologies. "Innovate while respecting the environment and the local heritage of endangered ancient knowledge”, said Arturo Vittori.

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EXPLORATION

Culture à Porter is collaborating with communities in Ethiopia, Haiti, Colombia, India, Sumba, Madagascar and Nepal, and bring them culture in the world's major cultural capitals as Tokyo, New York, and London, among others.
“We act locally in a global context” said Arturo Vittori.

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GOAL

Culture à Porter aims to empower the isolated communities all around the world, promoting their handicrafts by creating inedited products made locally for an international market. "We bring your cultural identity to the world”, said Arturo Vittori.

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COLLABORATION

Temporary ateliers under the Warka Tree, where grandparent’s know-how and wisdom transfer to the younger members of the community. Each artisan contributes, according to their possibilities, abilities, and means, to the fulfilment of these works.

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TEAMWORK

Culture à Porter is promoting sustainable economic development and opportunities in communities where they have skills for producing quality products. The company also supports social initiatives and part of the profit is equally shared with the artisans and the non-profit Warka Water Inc.

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WARKA WATER Inc.

The Warka Water Inc focuses on innovative & sustainable solutions to some of the humanity's most enduring problems through the fusing of local knowledge & resources; visionary design; and ancient traditions. Warka Tower is one of its projects.

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WARKA TOWER

Warka Tower is conceived to provide fundamental resources (water, food, energy), but it also represents a social center of the community and a symbol of collaboration, where the workshops take place. It is the place in which different generations get together and share knowledge, tradition, and culture.

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MARKETING

Giving visibility to the artisans’ work by showing the collection in exhibitions and international cultural events but also through the website from where it is possible to acquire the pieces of the collection through the online store.

PHILOSOPHY

To create luxury handwork produced ethically by rural communities, generating work and empowering the local economy. Reinventing products that are based on ancient technique mixed with cutting edge technologies. "Traditions must be innovated in order to be kept alive and transmitted to future generations”, said Arturo Vittori.

Architecture and Vision is a cutting-edge practice involved in art, architecture, product and transportation design, know for developing elegant, ecological, and economic solutions for our planet.

Warka Water Inc. is a nonprofit that focuses on innovative and sustainable solutions to some of humanity’s most enduring problems through the fusion of local knowledge and resources, visionary design, and ancient traditions.

Culture à Porter offers exclusive wearable products realized by local artisans of isolated villages that blend ancient traditions with cutting-edge technologies to enable the economic, social, and ethical development of these communities.

Interactive Devices develops, produces, and markets everyday “objects” that are distinguished by strong innovative contents with the aim of enhancing interactivity among users, objects, and their environment.

The Store web platform offers an easy and secured ecommerce services for online sales and retailing for all ‘Culture a Porter’ and ‘Interactive Desices’ esclusive products.

Italian Artist, Architect, Designer internationally renowed for his innovative design projects to answer the most challenging issues of our society.