Founded in 2014 by French and Italian duo Cécile Gavazzi Daccò and Carola Botto Poala Voli, Morpho + Luna is a London-based luxury lifestyle brand with a rich family heritage in Italian tailoring. Both Carola and Cécile have roots in the textile industry, inherently understanding the importance of quality craftsmanship as well as appreciating beautiful fabrics and detailing – which is why Morpho + Luna’s refined, exquisitely crafted pieces are made in Italy using only the highest quality materials.
Cécile’s deep-rooted links to the Italian textile industry can be traced right back to the early 1700s, when the Gavazzi family began trading and producing silk in the Valmadrera region, near Como. Their silk factory was renowned as one of the best in Europe during the 19th century, and the family was among the first to import Chinese and Japanese silks into Italy. By the early 20th century the company was producing more than three million metres of silk each year, and exporting it all over the world. In later years, the family diversified into other industries.
Carola’s family runs famed Italian textile business Reda (reda1865.com), established in Valle Mosso, near Biella, more than 150 years ago. Since 1865, when the company turned an old mill into a wool factory, Reda has sought to combine traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology. Today, the company exports its fabrics globally, and they are used for some of Morpho + Luna’s luxe loungewear pieces. Sustainability is key to Reda (it’s the only wool mill in the world to hold an EMAS environmental certification), and the company directly manages and controls the entire production chain, which can be traced right back to its three farms in New Zealand, home to the finest Merino wool sheep.