HISTORY

DEPOSITION ON "tela genova" (16th C.) CITY MUSEUM OF GENOA

When thinking about the city of Genoa, has anyone ever paused to consider the important role it had played in the development of modern clothing? A few perhaps. While at the end of the 15th century, Cristoforo Colombo began his adventure to discover new worlds, also in Genoa it was arising the history of the garment which has shaped the evolution of fashion: "tela genova".

PASSION OF CHRIST - PAINTING ON TELA GENOVA, 16th C.

The birthright for the production of blue jeans can be historically traced back to the city of Genoa and surrounding area, due to the great textile tradition that has, since ancient times, been an important Ligurian exportation.

DETAIL OF CANVAS DEPICTING THE "ORAZIONE NELL'ORTO" - PAINTING ON TELA GENOVA, 16th C.

There are numerous examples of the use of tela genova:

- Sacred wall paintings from the 16th century on display at the Diocesan Museum of Genoa - Paintings from the 17th century attributed a student of Caravaggio, "the master of the tela genova"

17th-CENTURY PAINTING BY THE "MASTER OF THE TELA GENOVA" - 18TH CENTURY STATUE OF A BOY WEARING BLUE PANTS

- 17th-century paintings attributed to a student of Caravaggio, "the master of the tela genova"

- 18th-century statues with "Tela Genova" pants

ORIGINAL G. GARIBALDI’S JEANS - CENTRAL MUSEUM OF THE RISORGIMENTO

The most widespread use was that by the sailors of the port of Genoa. It is a historical fact that Giuseppe Garibaldi (who himself had been a sailor for many years), as well as many of his partisans, was wearing jeans during his landing at Marsala. This pair of jeans is now preserved in Rome at the Central Museum of the Risorgimento inside the Altare della Patria, as the "oldest pair of jeans in the world".

GENOA CANVAS: HISTORY
1515

The jean fabric that has had such an impact in changing modern fashion has been invented in Genoa.

1600

First appearance of artistic tela genova.

1630

Paintings and wall paintings depicting images of "Tela Genova" clothing.

1860

The oldest pair of jeans in the world, which belonged to Giuseppe Garibaldi, is currently preserved at the Central Museum of the Risorgimento inside the Altare della Patria (Rome).

PHILOSOPHY

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Our mission is to reproduce a completely Italian original historical clothing item of great quality and tradition. These precious garments are unique and revolutionary in their selection of materials, processing techniques, and traditional craftsmanship. Each pair of jeans is a "masterpiece" as well as "working art". When Culture, Quality and Tradition come together, History becomes Legendary. 

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COLLECTION

TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_2

RODOLFO/SW611 1407

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_26

FEDERICO/BFX 0202 SWR

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_211

CESARE/F SSW641 1407

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_216

BERARDO/3FP 1666 SW

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_221

DAMASCO/5FP 0202 SWR

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_226___BIS

BACCO/F 1407 SWC641

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_231

NERONE/FX 0202 SWR

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_236

DAMASCO/6FP 1666 LN

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_241

LUCA/1F 1410 LN COL.BLU

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_246

OLMO/9FP 1666 LN COL.BEIGE

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_251

DARIO/F 5775 SW

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_255___BIS

BACCO/F SSW631 1375

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_260

ROMEO/1F SSWR001 1415

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_265

AUGUSTO/F LNR900 1375

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_270

EDOARDO/F SW 3613

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TELA GENOVA - CAPI E CODICI_275

ROMOLO/F 1407 SSWR611

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