Made in Italy with Love, Care and Ethics

An event promoted by the Italian Ministry of Enterprises on the occasion of the first National Made in Italy Day

Made in Italy with Love, Care and Ethics
Made in Italy with Love, Care and Ethics

An event promoted by the Italian Ministry of Enterprises on the occasion of the first National Made in Italy Day

In collaboration with IAAD., Accademia Italiana, is pleased to announce the event "Made in Italy with Love, Care and Ethics", promoted by the Ministry of Made in Italy Companies on the occasion of the first National Day of Made in Italy. This initiative, which includes more than 200 events throughout the country, aims to inspire a large audience, especially the youngest.


The appointment is scheduled for Monday, April 15, at the headquarters of Via Jacopo Barozzi 3/m in Bologna, starting at 18:30.

The guest speakers of this event Silvia Gambi, Antonio Franceschini, Andrea Marchesini Reggiani and Anna Romani, moderated by Sonia Zanfi, Cecilia Rinaldi and Giorgia Olivieri, will focus on the three fundamental pillars that have made famous Italian products in the world.

Passion: Passion, transmitted through centuries-old artisan traditions and modern innovations, is the beating heart of every Italian product. It is the driving force behind creativity and excellence.

Care: The incessant search for perfection and dedication to detail characterize the Made in Italy. From the selection of materials to craftsmanship, each stage is performed with meticulous care to ensure superior quality.

Ethics: Ethics is an intrinsic value in the DNA of Italian products. From environmental sustainability to social responsibility, Italian companies are committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior at all stages of production.


An unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of Made in Italy and discover the stories of passion, care and ethics behind the products that make Italy famous in the world. Registration link: https:///


Andrea Marchesini Reggiani

Graduated in Philosophy and Education, after teaching a few years in secondary school, in 1995 I co-founded the cooperative Lai-momo, which operates in the field of immigration and in social and intercultural communication, of which I am currently president. I am part of the editorial staff of the magazine Africa e Mediterraneo and I have managed cultural cooperation projects with Africa, in particular in the field of communication and comics.
In 2013 I co-founded the social cooperative Abantu, specialized in services for the orientation and professional integration of migrants and cultural-linguistic mediation.
In 2017, I created the Cartiera laboratory, which trains and employs asylum seekers and disadvantaged people in the leather trade and carries out projects related to ethical fashion and corporate social responsibility.
My current commitment is to promote environmental and social sustainability in the sector of Made in Italy craftsmanship in a circular economy also with producers in the South of the world.


Anna Romani

Anna Romani, PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Macerata, has an Executive Master in Social Innovation Management (Cà Foscari - SDA Bocconi). He is currently President of Siamo Qua Cooperativa Sociale, which since 2010 has managed two tailoring workshops, inside and outside the women’s penal section of the Casa Circondariale di Bologna. All the accessories produced (bags, backpacks, clutches) are created from inventories and surplus stock of local companies enhancing virtuous circuits of circular economy. He worked for Kilowatt Soc. Coop. where he dealt with consultancy and support to PA, companies and third sector, with a particular focus on the creation of cooperative enterprise and social impact. She is a founding member of baumhaus, a social cooperative committed to the innovation of technical and professional training models for the new generations, with a focus on the accessibility of cultural and creative professions.


Antonio Franceschini

Antonio Franceschini began his career at the CNA in Bologna in 1989, subsequently holding roles of increasing responsibility within the associations and craft associations. He has been Provincial Secretary of the National Federation of Clothing Artisans since February 1990 and continued to hold this role during the subdivision of the association into various entities in December 1993. He has also served as Regional Secretary for UNAS and ASPEL in Emilia Romagna since 1994, becoming a member of their respective National Directorates. From 1997 to 2006, he worked as a staff at the Provincial Presidency of the CNA in Bologna, assuming responsibility for policies for internationalization. He has also been Regional Secretary for CNA Federmoda and ANPEC-CNA since 1998 and member of the National Secretariat CNA FEDERMODA since 2004. In addition, he held the role of Head of Fashion Image and Communication of the CNA of Bologna until 2006, when he became National Head of Union CNA FEDERMODA. Since 2012, he has also taken over the responsibility of the International Promotion and Market Office at the National NAC. His vast experience and expertise in the field of crafts and fashion have made him a reference point both nationally and internationally.


Cecilia Rinaldi

Class 1987, native of Modena, since young I take part to the world Slow Fashion. After studying at the Accademia Italiana in Florence, I obtained the Bachelor of Arts at Wales University and Esmod in Berlin. I deepen sartorial techniques that fund design and continuous research and the study of materials. I create sustainable and artisanal fashion collections: respect for human rights and the environment are key points in the ethical design process that I adopt. I contribute to spreading the sustainable fashion movement in Italy and in the world. Applying ethical principles, developing ideas and projects that have a positive impact on the future, is the greatest contribution I make to the institute. To my students I try to provide useful tools to achieve their goals and to be ready for challenges and opportunities in a constantly changing world.


Giorgia Olivieri

Freelance journalist, she deals with costume, fashion, culture and creativity. His education is composite: he graduated in classical literature, he collaborated for several years with the then Province of Bologna dealing with business creation and communication. In 2008 he began to write for Repubblica Bologna about culture and shows while from 2011 to 2021 he also curated boutiques, the column hosted by the online edition of the magazine that becomes a privileged space to talk about fashion on the territory going to the discovery of small and large brands, of artisan reality, of mostly female companies and sustainability. In 2018 she arrives at Vanity Fair where she deepens all the aspects related to the wardrobe of the real making the hidden meanings behind each outfit emerge: each dress in fact tells not only the personality of the wearer but also the system of values she wants to represent.


Silvia Gambi

Silvia Gambi is a journalist and founder of the platform Solo Moda Sostenibile. Expert in textiles and circular economy, she works as a consultant and teaches in academies and universities.


Sonia Zanfi

Reinterpreting cultural dynamics, translating socio-cultural values and identity into pluralistic artistic modalities to be applied to fashion design is the interest developed during professional experiences with designers such as Romeo Gigli, Giorgio Armani, Antonio Marras, Aquilano-Rimondi; generating new cultural products Italian and foreign brands such as Rochas Parigi, Rosie Assoulin, Max Mara, Byblos, Malo that have made possible the acquisition of qualifying skills in the professional path of Sonia Zanfi.
With the "Fashion Studies", Degree in Culture and Fashion Techniques, University of Bologna, he completed the historical and cultural vision of fashion with a thesis based on the technology and sustainability of fabrics: Smart fabrics and Textile Sustainability.
In Paris at the PREMIERE VISION AWARDS 2011, she won as Textile Fashion Designer of the MEN and WOMEN collection, the jury’s prize for the most creative and technologically advanced fabric of the show.
Professor of Textile Design and Sustainable Fashion courses in several Italian Academies and Universities, he is also a holder of professional courses and retraining aimed at sustainable innovation of textiles.