Claudio Da Lio, Production Manager, Venice
I’ve been working in the fashion field for my whole life, also for very important brands. After many years spent pursuing profits for many companies, today I want to make profits for our planet. Maybe we won’t move the earth’s axis, but we’ll give it a try.
Gianmarco Giacometti, Fashion Designer and Creative Director, Venice
For Wao I take care of the creative part and the product development. All the things I’ve seen in many years, especially in south-east Asia, made me realized that it’s to us to change things up. With this project I want to be a part of those who are making a difference.
Michele Stignani, Project Manager, Bologna
My aim is to leave a cleaner world to my daughter. Thanks to a quite long carrier in fashion, I realized that the only possible solution is a production which is environmentally friendly, with a clear supply chain and which is also in charge of the disposal. I hope that many will follow our example.
Erika Moriconi, Fashion Designer, Rome
Since I was a child, I’ve always drawn trying to instil in my art the thrill I feel in front of a sunset. I don’t design for fashion but to transmit the most important feeling Nature taught me: love! This is why I decided to create WAO: this project make my feel not only a designer but also a “prophet”!
Marta Galiazzo, Press and International Relations, Venice
MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, I’ve never worked in this sector. But I truly believe in this project, also because I’m really worried for the future of our planet. I dream an economic system which safeguard people and the environment. And it is exactly the revolution we want to start with WAO.
Tommaso Da Lio, Legal Department, Venice
I’m a lawyer who decided not to practice law because I realized I was supposed to betray many ideals. I’ve never been involved in footwear before, but I care about the future of our planet and I truly believe that this project can be a good starting point to change things up.
Elena Manzardo, Human Resources, Milan
I’ve always been working for people’s well-being, all people, because I like them! From baby-sitting to human resources managing, my specialisation has always been people. Taking care of them through this project, which starts from the care and respect for the environment, make me say WAO. Above all, I feel WAO. And you?
Luca Cesari, Brand Ambassador, Bologna
I’m a businessman and I don’t work in fashion, but I’ve always been attentive to minimise the environmental impact of my business, since I love our beautiful planet and its inhabitants. I decided to take action in the second largest polluter in the world to offer to people a new fashion sense, more natural and with the utmost respect for its collaborators.
Nicola Giubilato, Management Consultant, Venice
I’m interested in this project because, in addition to the environmental commitment, it can contribute to change the current business managing strategies. We want to be an example for a more ethical society.