La Coppola Storta

An ethical brand Made in Sicily.

After the Veneto, where we were introduced to the Tabarro, we go to Sicily, where we will learn about a very traditional Italian hat, la Coppola, or flat cap.

I wear one often and consider it “elegantly timeless.”

When I was little I would watch my uncle, who every day with the same ritual – one hand placed open on the back, and two fingers on the visor- would gently rest his cap on his head. He wore it perfectly and ever so slightly sideways.

It was an incredible choreography made with only two gestures.

Today, I bring to you a modern version: La Coppola Storta.

The Art Director, Tindara, reveals the story behind this brand.

“One hand placed open on the back, and two fingers on the visor- would gently rest his cap on his head. He wore it perfectly and ever so slightly sideways."

Timeless choreography!

La Coppola Storta

The Crooked Flat Cap, elegantly timeless

La Coppola Storta – and the raw materials.

La Coppola Storta repurposes and recycles fabrics and clothes of all kinds to make their caps. Jeans, jackets, pullovers, fabrics or garments which are either not used anymore, or which have a special meaning to the wearer, can be sent from all over the world to Sicily, to Piana degli Albanesi, where they are “transformed” into real Sicilian caps.

From a link with the past, the Coppola cap takes new life. Isn’t it brilliant?

In this way, the company minimizes it’s textile waste and supports a more conscientious consumption in order to protect the environment.

La Coppola Storta – and the production.

The Coppola Storta is made by women in their homes! Here my heart exploded…

These caps aren’t just stylish. The “new” Coppola is made by the expert hands of artisan women who, with dedication and commitment, create products of the highest quality.

From the fabric and material choices, to color combinations, linings and borders, the Coppola Storta is extremely original.

It is cut with attention to the smallest details, the stitching and finishes are of the highest quality, and the process of blocking or shaping the hat over a wooden hat block is specially designed so that the hat maintains it’s shape after every use and wash.

"They strive to upcycle used garments as a way of limiting environmental impact."

La Coppola Storta!

La Coppola Storta – and the vision.

The Coppola is a symbolic object from the land of Sicily!

The mission of Coppola Storta is to honor the origins, customs and artisanal production of these caps, which characterize the Sicilian territory. At the same time, they strive to upcycle used garments as a way of limiting environmental impact.

We recommend contacting them via their website. You will feel embraced by their kindness, inspired by their passion and best of all, will bring home an original Made in Italy Coppola Storta cap, a perfect gift for any occasion.

… to be continued…

Gerardo Cappelli
Guest Editor per Maria Laura Berlinguer

Gallery: La Coppola Storta Made in Sicily

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