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Creating luxury Italian scarves, ties and pocket squares since 2004

Sunset in Italy

Slow fashion. Fair price.

It all started with a childhood in Rome

Where my friends and I played in the piazzas and old streets which in the '60s and '70s were populated with small artisanal shops where I shopped with my mother. My favorites were the fabric shops. I loved to sew and create things, and walls lined with rolls of fabrics fascinated me.

Lake Como where our silk scarves are made

In 2003, during a trip to Lake Como, everything changed

During that trip I had the good fortune to be introduced to the silk that Como is historically famous for, and some of the people who make it.

A love affair was born along with a determination to bring Como silk to the USA where I was living at the time.

In 2004, I opened the online boutique, selling women's scarves. It was a bit crazy, as at the time I did not even have a computer.

In 2020, my daughter Francesca joined me

And together we made a second website to start selling in Europe.

Francesca lives in France and I live on a small organic farm in Le Marche, Italy. This is a photo taken from my front veranda.

Living surrounded by nature is a continuous source of design inspiration for me.

Le Marche

Eco-conscious and fair labor

Every item in our boutique is made in sweatshop-free, eco-conscious, family-run businesses in Italy. I personally visit these workshops several times a year, and they have become a part of our family.

Who are the people behind Elizabetta?

Elizabetta Perkins

Founder and Designer

Born in New York City, raised in London and Rome. Formerly an interior designer and color specialist, she lives in the Le Marche region of Italy.

When she’s not designing scarves and ties, you’ll find Elizabetta in the kitchen or in the garden.

Elizabetta, founder
Francesca, Managing director

Francesca Dinardo

Managing Director

After many years working in IT in the airline industry, Elizabetta's daughter joined the family business to help with expansion into the European market. She spent many years in Rome and currently lives in Toulouse, France with her husband and baby daughter.

Her hobbies include traveling and swing dancing.

Cindy Sullivan

Director of U.S. Logistics

The magic behind our speedy and reliable shipping. A former teacher, artist, and business owner, Cindy made her way back to her native Wisconsin after 20 years in upstate New York.

Always an art lover and supporter, she enjoys searching for antiques and spending time with her husband and two cats.

Cindy, USA Shipping manager

We believe in giving back to our community

And that no family should go hungry. At Elizabetta, each of us is grateful that we have food on our tables.

That is why we donate a portion of our profits to our local food bank here in Italy, Banco Alimentare.

Respect and tradition

We are committed to preserving the world’s finest textile craft by respecting its centuries-old traditions and the families who continue to share them with the world.