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The brand name TELA originates from the fabric weaving terminology, where TELA - in Italian - stands for a simple fabric construction, which though simple implies a texture. In the Italian language it is a feminine noun and femininity is also the brand mission: feminine and minimal at first sight, yet influenced by an accurate research.

A plain woven fabric, a TELA, is the same front and back: it has always the same aspect, it shows itself as it is and it makes you think of a genuine product, which originates from good taste rather than being thought – thru and conceptual. TELA in Italian refers to the painting canvas as well and as such, iaboutt is an expression of a mood, of a feeling, of an art

In the tailors’ jargon the term is used to mean the first prototype, by which you get a first impression of what the final garment may look like. The concept of TELA carries intrinsically an idea of versatility, being a material which can be, dyed, printed, washed, ripped, ironed … TELA is also equivalent to a new project, as a first concept to a book writer, as the white canvas could be for a painter. All this does not imply that the project is anonymous or generic, quite the opposite, it expresses its potentiality.

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Currently based in Verona, she had been working into product merchandising of international brands such as Max Mara, Cerruti and Dolce&Gabbana. Max Mara and Cerruti, precisely, influenced her tailoring background. In 2009 she founded Tela aiming to express a contemporary look trough a constant balance between classic cuts and contemporary shapes, always with a clean and minimal approach.

Creative Director, Federica Mora, is the woman behind the brand Tela.