Barna Cashmere is a unique knitwear line, carrying thirty years of research and experience, that brings together the finest cashmere yarns, luxury and innovative knitting techniques. Barna is also Umbria, a region in the heart of Italy, famous for excellent artisanship in cashmere manufacturing; and it is a daughter of the passion and competence of its founder Giuseppe Martini. In 1996, Giuseppe - owner of a successful knitwear manufacturing company Martini Srl , has decided to create an exclusive knitwear line applying his enterpreneurial skills and the expertise gained in over three decades working in the fashion business. Starting with the programming of manual knitting machines, passing on to research in the field of new technologies and then on to production, Martini has managed to create a small but exclusive enterprise, where the quality is defined by the excellence of primary materials and careful work of artisans who pay great attention to detail. All of the above, over the years, has given Barna Cashmere an attentive and demanding market niche.
Barna’s styles are simple yet unique with embracing soft lines. Barna Cashmere represents sophistication and elegance, paying a particular attention to finish and wearability, since details, visible only to the expert eye, make all the difference. The added value of Barna Cashmere are fifteen people who, each day, collaborate with solidarity implementing their qualification and skill gained through years of experience. Creating an environment with strong sense of responsibility towards the workplace; these people live as a family, as well as a strong productive enterprise, following a simple philosophy “do it well”. Barna Cashmere brand is distributed all over Italy and abroad to exclusive boutiques that, for many years, have been loyal to the values and talents of the company which has established itself with enthusiasm and refined elegance, as a little forge of excellence, focusing on luxury and continuous research rather than large scale production.
Cashmere, among the warmest and noblest materials in the world, comes from the wool of goats which live in some of the most inaccessible and inhospitable places on earth. Right in these corners of the world, amid freezing winds and ice, the warmth of a soft, light and lasting fibre can be found.
The work of expert hands respects the essence of unique material and increases its value. In the splendor of an operation that intertwines fibres with research and dedication, the slow actions of a timeless art are repeated.
The final product reflects an elaborate creative process, which combines sophistication with the simple beauty of artisan mastery and stylish elegance.