Welcome to my website! My name is Mariangela Bruna and I am the London-based Italian textile designer behind the label maribru.
My priorities are to work ethically and sustainably on a small scale, producing handcrafted and high-quality items. My pieces are made with pure organic wool from small British producers, mainly from the Shetlands. The yarn is used undyed in its various natural colours. My work strives to show and enhance the beauty of wool’s natural colours with their subtle nuances and their warmth. The plus on the environmental side is that I avoid the dyeing process, which can be very polluting and uses a lot of water and energy.
All my pieces are knitted on a domestic manual knitting machine, crocheted or hand-knitted, or a combination of these techniques, in my home studio in London. I thoroughly enjoy the creative process and personally design and make every pattern and style, seeking to create unique and stylish, although timeless, pieces that can be treasured for a long time. My inspiration comes from the combination of romantic and nostalgic memories and a love for contemporary and modern aesthetics.
I make my garments on order, offering a choice among my range of colours and styles. This way the result is bespoke and completely unique.
I strive to make ethical and sustainable choices in every step of the designing and making process, as well as in my personal life, so that these are not just empty words but a real way of life.