The Hand Care Box contains a nourishing organic olive oil based hand cream created by my dear friend Eleonora Calamai and a set of two hand-printed cotton towels created by Antica Stamperia Carpegna.
The hand cream from Villa Monteoriolo, Eleonora’s family-run olive estate in Tuscany, is created from the finest organic olives, specially pressed to maintain this miraculous fruit's natural moisturizing and protective properties. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a rich, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, and antioxidant for all types of skin. The moisturizing comes from the ‘‘fat’’ part of the olive and the protective proprieties from the olive’s bio-phenols. The hand cream is developed without silicones, parabens and coloring agents.
The Antica Stamperia Carpegna is a historic workshop tucked away in the small village of Carpegna in the Marche region, not far from the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. The workshop is run by the talented young artist Emanuele Francioni, who belongs to the sixth generation to carry on the tradition of block printing unique to this area.
This hand-printing technique dates back many centuries. Antique, hand-carved blocks of pear and walnut wood line the walls of Emanuele’s workshop. To create traditional and contemporary designs, Emanuele dips a carved block in rust, places it on the fabric, and lightly taps it with a mallet to leave an imprint. The pillow's elaborate design features a grapevine illustration that dates back to the early 1900s. To fix the color on the fabric, Emanuele uses an antique boiling technique. Here at Antica Stamperia Carpegna time is measured in quality, not in quantity, as each creation is unique.
The box includes:
- Hand Cream 3.38 oz (100 ml)
- Set of two hand-printed cotton towel: red, green or rust. 100% cotton
- Large towel: approx. 51" X 24" (130 cm X 60 cm)
- Hand Towel: approx. 31" X 16 " (80 cm X 40 cm)
- Machine wash in warm water
- Made in ITALY
A portion of all proceeds will go to help the "Abbraccia un Bambino" (Hug a Child), a project of the non-profit Caritas organization to sustain children affected by poverty in the town of Pesaro, in Marche region of Italy.