For more than seventy years, Tessitura Toscana Telerie has been producing beautiful quality linens and home textiles. Just outside Florence, the family company creates homewares with an artistic joy that seems to leap off the fabric. They effortlessly blend contemporary charm with their deep cultural heritage of Tuscany. In this magical part of the world, art, craftsmanship and beauty have been intimately connected for centuries.
It began with a hand shake. In 1947, Italy was rising from the ashes of the second world war. During this uncertain time, friends Fano Puliti and Vinicio Tarli joined forces to start a textile company. They decided their new enterprise would be based on quality, honesty, energy and an enterprising spirit.
In 1958, Tessitura Toscana Telerie expanded from table linens to bed linens. The founders’ daughters took charge in 1970 and in the 80’s oversaw a massive restructure to increase production flexibility. This allowed them to create exclusive private label ranges and offer their quality products to an international market.
Innovation and technological advancements thrived alongside time-honored traditions and the Italian obsession with design and details.
For three generations, Tessitura Toscana Telerie have excelled in producing a range of distinctive homewares. Using the highest quality French linen from Normandy, the material is woven in Italy. It is then digitally printed to create their unique range of tea towels and tablecloth fabrics.
Caring for the planet is at the core of Tessitura Toscana Telerie.
Starting with the best raw materials, many of their products are crafted linen or hemp, the most eco-friendly fabrics. Their team constantly monitor their suppliers for product quality and compliance with socially responsible working conditions.
Solar panels are installed on the roof of their factory and mill. Therefore, most of their energy is generated from solar power. Changing over to LED lights also reduced their energy consumption by 50%.
When packaging is needed, they use EVA-certified CSI Recycled Plastic which is organic and biodegradable.
Tessitura Toscana Telerie’s Certifications
Masters of Linen
For years, TTT have been using linen grown by European linen producers who are certified by CELC (Confederazione European Confederation of Linen and Hemp). This ensures cultivation processes are respect the soil and the ecosystem, without using fertilizers and artificial irrigation. The resulting products are biodegradable, thanks to the skillful local supply chain.
The company buy raw fabrics from OEKO-TEX® certified producers. TTT is also OEKO-TEX® certified which means adopting eco-friendly processes in their plants. They also pass stringent tests confirming there are no harmful substances in their products.
REACH compliance ensures a higher level of protection for human health and the environment. Using REACH certified producers allows the company to guarantee the safety of their products.
GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard Prints
The accurate printing of their fabrics is the result of the most advanced technology and years of experience. GOTS printing certification means at least 70% natural fibers are from organic agriculture. It also guarantees a textile product has been made with environmentally-friendly processes and in socially responsible working conditions.
The family has a strong focus on community. They have been involved in a social responsibility project with Convoi Onlus for many years. This non-profit cooperative runs an employment program for people living with frailty.
For almost ten years, they have partnered with Lavanderia Socialeinrete-Convoi, a cooperative dedicated to the integration of disadvantaged people. Their activities are carried out around Florence and contribute to the well-being of the entire community.
Tessitura Toscana Telerie Range in Australia
Tessitura Toscana Telerie’s passion for life is the cornerstone of their work. Today the company is run by the third generation of skilled and dynamic thirty-somethings who constantly draw from the world around them to create beauty.
In Australia, French Affair is proud to stock the Tessitura Toscana Telerie range of linen tea towels and table runners. We also use their divine fabrics to create our linen tablecloths. We love working with TTT as we share their values of family, community and sustainability.