Once used as blankets for animals and Franciscan friars’ cowls, the wool fabric — or Panno Casentino — became fashionable for use in coats in the 19th century, and maintains its made-in-Italy charm and elegance to this day. I travelled to Italy and Portugal with Jessica Singer, founder of Le Mondeur — a Brooklyn based shoe company – to capture a behind the scenes look at how she came to create her Italian collection of sneakers featuring this historic wool cloth.
Client: Le Mondeur
Producer: Jessica Singer
Cinematography/Edit: Tatiana McCabe