Hi, my name is Mauro, founder of The Purple Seal.
The Purple Seal is an expression of my ambitions, my dreams to share with more and more of you the pleasure of wearing something made for you, by hand, by skilled artisans and craftswomen and craftsmen what they only can create: objects that carry a special story and that will last far longer than one season. Not only that, the pleasure of wearing something made with natural material ethically, and the benefits that brings to your health and the health of the people behind the products.
It all started a few years back, when I was (relatively) young, and in search for dress socks to wear at my sister's wedding. I couldn't really find a pair that was exactly what I was looking for...so, I set to create some!
From there, my enthusiasm and the range grew, with more fabrics available and more accessories: silk ties, scarves, pocke squares. I want all my products to be exquisite, uncompromising, a real treat!
I took time to select specific colours, and blend them in simply spectacular harmony. There's a bordeaux bowtie...with a purple hue shining through that deep red yarn.
Herringbone dress socks? Yes, but a micropattern, and we are arguably the first brand to make proper dress socks for ladies. The choice of colours is not casual: Olive green and Bordeaux red, is a favourite!
Every one of our accessories is meant to provide a tactile and emotional response: the texture of fine goat leather, the silky silver and gold lines, the purple reflections...not to mention the touch of natural fibres woven together, fine like a second skin in our socks, voluptous in our ties.
Ultimately, my goal to make you feel good with these treats for the eyes and for the skin, that I know you'll enjoy wearing for a long time.
Our possessions should have our name on it, even if just figuratively, and stay with us as long as possible. We should want to keep them for as long as we can. I know that, If you're here, is because we share the same vision.
We all have a chance to dress well when we choose to buy less but better, and wear it for longer. Dressing well can mean many things, but for us most importantly it means wearing unique garments that have been handmade by expert hands with natural materials, and that we can wear many times over a period of years.
Classic style accessories are the ones that best fit a sustainable lifestyle, and it would be a contradiction for us to create them in synthetic material. However, natural material for us are crucially important for their tactile and aesthetic features. It’s for your eyes, your skin, your mind. And those of who will possess them after you.
We take care to select the best quality leather and craft fine yet durable leather accessories that will outlive low quality leather and fake leather (what really is just plastic) products multiple times. We want to see our objects being passed on to your children or peers.
AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT
Quality, like luxury, is in many ways a very personal concept. I think we can agree though, that a handmade product and a personalised service is special to everyone. My aim is then to accompany you in the creation of a quality product of your own design whenever possible.
AN EXCELLENT PRODUCTION
An excellent product is also an ethical product, and one that brings good to the people who acquire it as well as the people who produce it. All our products are made in Europe. Furthermore, all our leathergoods are handmade to order in our workshop: this means we produce minimal waste and no product is destroyed if unsold. Not only, but they are made to last and unique to you: I am confident you will love them for a lifetime.
AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE
When you get in touch with questions, feedback or to share thoughts about quality or style (please do) I am the person on the other side. This does not only give you an opportunity to get quick answers and guidance, but speeds up any problem resolution.
To top it up, you’ll find that you can use a vast range of payment methods, including cryptocurrencies.
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I hope to hear from you soon!