“I create and work with sustainable craftsmanship” Interview with Stefania Visentin


Stefania Visentin with some of her creations

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Stefania Visentin (Perarolo, Vicenza, Italy, 1990) showed paths to creativity, art and manual work from an early age and at the age of 14 she enrolled to study carpentry and decorating wooden furniture. Later, he completed these studies with those of illustration and restoration of works of art.

After completing this training period, he traveled to Chile where he carried out a year of civil service in a social inclusion project for deaf people which was carried out in different workshops, “one of them for the embroidery and the fabric products that we created under the name of Sol y in which I was able to apply all the knowledge acquired in the previous years”.

The craftswoman in her workshop in La Savina

Back in Italy, she worked as a restorer and in a social cooperative for people with disabilities, guiding them in the creation of wood crafts. In 2018 his sister came to work in Formentera “and I used to visit her until two years ago I left my job in Italy and moved to the island to work in the hotel industry, something that works in my family, and I brought a project based on the recycling of fabrics created with my mother to develop it here and make it thrive”.

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So, after visiting the Fira de la Mola for a whole summer and thanks to the encouragement given by the craftsmen Silvia Jubany and Yessica Camacho, Stefania decided to present her project “Everything changesto opt for a stand at the craft market.

Everything changes

“The project started in Italy during the pandemic quarantine when I stayed at my dad’s house, where I didn’t usually live, and we started ordering some saved things, among those many fabrics he had hoarded to use in activities focused on children in the Boy Scouts group of which I was a member and from these fabrics came the first prototypes of a line of products that were the germ of our project”, explains the craftsman.

under the logo Everything changes, Stefania manufactures bags, cases, toiletry bags, backpacks and hair ties in natural fabrics and other recycled materials. “Even the press studs and closures are recycled and the only thing I buy are zippers to put on one of the models”, specifies the craftswoman who defines the line of her creations as eclectic since she brings together vintage points. which give certain fabrics such as those of padding to other more current aspects through the recycling of t-shirts or dresses.

To make the pieces, the craftsman designed patterns for each model and also reuses other materials such as blind straps and leftover leather to finish some of the products.

His Todo Cambia project focuses on the reuse of textile materials

Regarding the clientele that comes to his stop at the Fira Artesanal de la Mola, he states that “fortunately it is very varied in terms of nationalities, gender and ages” and also highlights the decoration of the space with old suitcases and other items. that they serve as an attraction to visit it and “find what they like among the pieces I have made”.

Finally, and by way of a declaration of intent, he specifies that his aspiration “is that people understand the project Everything changesdesign and manufacture from recycled materials, and that’s why when they buy an item, I give them a kind of “identity card” on which it appears where the materials I used for the making, which everyone appreciates because ensures that what they take is a sustainable product”.

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