The story of Angela’s Pyjamas starts in India, in the course of a long dreamed journey organised with brief notice, will turn into a love story. A love that thrives on colours, flower and scents, on fiery sunsets and majestic palaces. A love that is also nurtured through the discovery of the ancient Indian textile art. Of unique fabrics decorated in small workshops of local artisans that even today keep printing fabrics using only the Blockprint technique.
“The secret about great style, is to feel good with what you wear”
Thus an idea was born. An idea that soon became reality. Selecting and buying the precious local fabrics, to transform them into sophisticated and elegant clothing for your home. Pyjamas, nightgowns, dressing gowns and sleepers, but also pashminas and stoles. This is story of Angela and of her brand “Angela Pyjamas and more”, of her exclusive collections, unique pieces made strictly by hand with craftsmanship, creativity and a lot of passion. Flowers, branches, leaves, peacock feathers, geometric motifs and zoomorphic figures appear as the subject of the refined design created by Indian artisans and jealously guarded in their family’s workshop.
The designs are reproduced with patient and careful carving on blocks of teak wood. Each block is dipped into a different color, and with slow and precise layering, it can up to 2000 meters of fabric. To do this, colours of vegetable origin are used: From the peel of the pomegranate and turmeric is obtained the yellow, the red comes from the madder root and the cochineal. Obtained from the leaves of a shrub, the indigofera, the indigo blue is perhaps the most beautiful of all colours.
Between one printing and the next, the fabrics are immersed in large containers for hot dyeing, then rinsed in running water, squeezed and hung out to dry in the sun. Cotton, light muslin, linene, silk, wool and cashmere are used to create our clothing line for women, men and children.
In italy, paper patterns and prototypes of each garment are created in the stylistic and creative offices. With artisan tailors the fabrics are cut and sewn by hand. And here is where the pyjamas and all the garments come to light: Unique pieces of collections designed for a simple and refined, comfortable style, that doesn’t forget the quality of the materials that are often combined. Nothing is left to chance, everything comes from the passion within. All of our materials are carefully selected, tried and tested numerous times to ensure always the best comfort.
Like in any craftsmanship, in the work don manually there are some inevitable “Imperfections” that are not to be considered defects, but typical characteristics of a handmade work, that increase it’s charm. From fabric to buttons, from cuts to finishes, each material is meticulously chosen to create the best possible product for you. Our handmade collections are much more than just objects. These are hours of work, experimentation and even failures. They are moments of fatigue and moments of pure joy. To wear them means to wear emotions and the passion of the people that contributed to their creation.