When a trip changes your life
Feeling Felt was born from a passion for design and creativity and the desire to do our part against climate change.
It all began with a trip to southern Italy in the summer of 2018 that made us realize how the problem of plastic pollution was incredibly real and increasingly serious. The famous Salento Maldives and the most beautiful caves in Italy were a sea of waste: the need to change things pushed us to create a low environmental impact reality. One year of experimentation and the success of our crowdfunding campaign allowed us to launch the first line, the Urban Collection, which includes backpacks, laptop cases and key rings, made with a felt made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.
After a collection for life in the city, we design Back To Nature to celebrate the return to the origins: bags and backpacks, made of natural cork and Piñatex, an innovative material derived from pineapple waste.
Every day we work to demonstrate how ethics and aesthetics can coexist and to transform what is considered waste into a great resource.
"There is no aesthetics without ethics."
In 2010, after training in art direction, Barbara Gangemi began her career in international advertising agencies, spending her free time hand sewing key chains and felt puppets.
She has always been linked to the world of design and decided to invest in her passion for making accessories with a particular attention to the environment, using a felt obtained by recycling plastic bottles.
This is the origin of Feeling Felt, of which she is Creative Director.
Francesca Cruañes Rossini
"Everyone can make a difference."
Francesca Cruañes Rossini, graduated in Biomedical Engineering, has gained five years of experience on Italian and international projects, working in Italy, Spain and Switzerland in IT consulting and ICT.
In 2018 she decided to follow her will to do something concrete against climate change, so together with Barbara Gangemi came up with the idea of a brand that combines design, innovation and eco-sustainability was born.
Today she is CEO of the company.
Riccardo Cruañes Rossini
"If you can think it, you can print it."
Riccardo Cruañes Rossini, studies Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Always passionate about technology and innovation, in recent years he has gained experience in the main programming languages and new technologies such as Arduino, 3D Manufacturing and 3D Modeling.
In 2019, when the Feeling Felt project is realized, he decides to support the team already present for 3D modeling and 3D printing activities, of which he is now the responsible.