Manusa @ Pitti Filati 2019

MANUSA will be exhibiting and invites you at

Pitti Immagine Filati 84

24 – 25 – 26 January at Fortezza da Basso, Florence


Manusa is a social cooperative that links textile crafts with social and ethical values.

We work with antique textile craft skills, creating ‘made in italy’ products that tell stories of personal achievements, creative research and quality

We create hand embroidery, knitwork and crochet. We work with manual knitting machines of different gauges (3/5/7/12).

We develop prototypes and original works, small productions of finished garments for brands and designers, creative experimentation and special projects.

You can find us at: Padiglione Centrale – Area Fashion at Work – Stand Q/14

We will be happy to tell you our philosophy and show you our skills,

Write to us at to make an appointment or just come visit us!

Holy Contract

Show produced by Urban – Think Tank and Theatre4change, Cape Town, South Africa – September 2016
Barbara Guarducci had the knitwear costumes, conceived together with Amy Rusch, for the Holy Contract show produced entirely by Manusa.

CLASS eco hub

Manusa manufactured hand-embroidered cushions for the event An Evening of Smart Innovation. Held in New York in March 2018, it celebrated the 10th anniversary of the C.L.A.S.S. eco hub. Under the creative guidance of the ginger designn team, 20 hand-embroidered cushions, inspired by naturally occurring spirals, were made with the materials of C.L.A.S.S.’s partners.

Repairs at the Villa

Has your favorite sweater lost its vitality? Does it have any little holes?
Don’t throw it away!! Restore it! Make it special with our help!
Bring your sweater with you when you come see us on Saturday. Choose from among the many ways to repair and revitalize it. We’ll do your embroidery!
We’ll expect to see you at the splendid Villa di Maiano.

Tum Tum The Heart Collection

In 2016 and 2017, Manusa was one of the Tuscan social cooperatives to partner with Unicoop Firenze in creating handmade products to be sold at Christmas time at the Unicoop Firenze supermarkets in order to raise funds for the Cuore si Scioglie foundation.