Mending for Good was conceived by Barbara Guarducci with the initial support of Saskia Terzani and currently developed with Alessandra Favalli.
The team has been involved in the fashion and textiles industries for over twenty years. Barbara as creative director, successfully linking social craft projects to mainstream fashion, Alessandra as purpose manager for social enterprises and brands. Their “interwoven” skills and knowledge ensure the handling of original textile repurposing projects for established fashion brands and young designers.
Barbara Guarducci is a designer and creative director involved in textile and textile crafts design. Over the years she has coordinated numerous projects around the world, working for various United Nations agencies and NGOs. Her highly innovative collaborations have always had the aim of connecting the artisan world with the fashion industry, creating work opportunities through creativity and craftsmanship. Through her collaboration with the Zegna Foundation, Barbara is the creative consultant for the hand weaving department of the San Patrignano Community and has supervised special collaborations with leaders in the fashion and design sector. She has been collaborating with Textile View magazine for many years. Her passion and determination in creating projects that create social impact and a positive change in fashion make Barbara an inspiration and a driving force behind Mending for Good.
Alessandra Favalli is an experienced strategic marketeer. She started working for Ford and then as marketing manager for some big international corporations. In 2011 she attended one of the first Master on Sustainability and decided to dedicate her expertise to those companies and brands willing to turn into a more sustainable business. In the past few years she has worked as marketing and sustainability strategist in the field of Fashion supporting purpose driven brands as Progetto Quid, a social enterprise employing mainly women from a disadvantaged past and DèPio Italian Factory, an established hosiery actively supporting artists and the cultural Italian heritage. Alessandra’s multifaceted professional training is an essential element to be able to face the challenges of the projects followed by Mending for Good.