Schmid’s velvets for fashion and for a social causeSchmid’s materials are used for Carmina Campus collections, made within the project Made in Prison
Reintegrating less fortunate people into society by teaching them a trade is the most ethical way of interpreting the rehabilitation purposes of custodial sentences, in order to avoid recidivism, which is very high among those inmates that have no chance of reintegrating into the world of work once they are released, and create positive repercussions on the entire society.
The project Made in Prison, thanks to the collaboration with Sociallymadeinitaly - a team of social cooperatives that have been working inside prisons for years - currently involves 11 Italian prisons and keeps on availing itself of the creativity of one of the most interesting brands in the Italian panorama: Carmina Campus.
The velvets donated by Schmid for the Nylon AW 17-18 collection also fit into this framework. The plain-coloured velvets - orange, brown, green, light blue, black - are coupled with nylon fabrics for umbrellas with small patterns.
The collection includes small and big backpacks, shopping bags with adjustable side laces, haversack shoulder bag with four external large pockets and the cargo bag, which can also be a work bag or a laptop bag.
They are characterised by their softness and the variety of colours available in all versions: plain, embossed, herringbone, damask, jacquard.
The range includes LETIZIA, a precious fluid viscose velvet with rich and shiny pile. It is ideal for both footwear and leather goods. And GRAZIA, the polyester velvet, soft and compact with a very resistant pile, which is suitable for the manufacture of bags but also for processes like prints, flocking and hot embossing.
Finally VITTORIA, a shaved velvet made of a mix of polyester and viscose. With a glossy look, it reminds one of old upholstery fabric. The pile, almost completely shaven, makes it very lightweight and pliable, suitable for different uses, like evening bags and elegant footwear, men’s loafers or women’s high heel booties.