From Scorace Block Fest to Mello Blocco - Part II

Fashion at the Butchery. Between provocation and reality.

Emitting some CO2, from Sicily we will then project ourselves to the province of Sondrio; to a historic place where the Mocchi family's passion for climbing and more was born.

The Mello Valley!

We have been exploring this mythical Valley for ten years, often In the company of the legendary Jacopo Merizzi, a great teacher and illusionist, free thinker and superb creative who with light steps takes us into the world he has been exploring and protecting for years. 

Love of adventure, respect for self and this beautiful and delicate nature are the values that unite us, the simple rules dictated by Jacopo and the Sassisti group are invisible and yet carved in the hard granite of Val Di Mello.

Playing with one's fears, exploring one's limits, accepting the defeats that hard rock does not spare, make the days spent in the Valley adrenaline-pumping and powerfully alive.

Whether boulders, single pitches or long routes, chatting, drinking and diving into frozen streams, you always return home enriched by so much good living.

This mythical valley during the days of the Mello Block and throughout the month of May will be an opportunity to savor again the glories of the mythical Mello Block and the Sassista philosophy.

La Methode is dress the change

It sees us present in the center of the country with our ethical, simple, robust and iconic products; we are involved in wanting to communicate with La Methode the few simple rules that we all must espouse to live better, to fully savor life and truly consume it as it deserves to be consumed.

A month with nature in our hearts, common sense in our eyes and endless curiosity.
We want to communicate the necessary and simple change that this magical place suggests. 

Combining passion and projects, meeting old and new friends, sharing ideas and ideals, touching and discovering how small and simple a choice it is to make in order to gain an invaluable good in return.

As we have mentioned it will return, after a few years of silence, the Mello Blocco; a fairy-tale event in an edition dedicated to nature and common sense. An opportunity to jump at the chance for those of us who have these themes in our blood and who have scoured the Valley far and wide.

We and Jacopo will be waiting for you at our booth at the Mello Block and...
To ex-butchery close to the pub Kundaluna every weekend in May from Thursday to Sunday evenings in San Martino (SO), another insight from Bruno.

Fashion at the Butchery. Between Provocation and Reality.

Here's what Jacopo Merizzi thinks about it:

"If you are completely unfamiliar with sustainable fashion, you will find those who will turn it into a disease for you; if you are experienced and willing to improve, you will find those who will make you achieve unhoped-for possibilities".

We are on the edge of an unforgiving slab, move carefully, precariously balanced, and step forward.

The step toward quality, essentiality of styles and respect for others!

Don't miss La Methode events:

Stop by the store for challenges and great prizes: ethical and sustainable!
The coffee grinder, tenure challenge and style contest are waiting for you, tomorrow through the end of the month!

Yes, because our Mello Block lasts all month long, thanks to the active temporary shop at St. Martin's.

"Fashion at the Butchery is waiting for you".


Pre-ordering, an ethical step.

On our website it says "Dress the Change," but what exactly does that mean?
Hey, we don't claim to have all the answers, but two questions we have asked ourselvesAnd we have a couple of ideas about it.

As you can read here, La Methode is already committed to dramatically reducing its impact in terms of:

But the last step involves you, too.

Recent research and documentaries (we mention for the record the one about Shein aired on Channel 4) have revealed the open secret of fast fashion fast fashion product: not only exploited workers in toxic work environments, not only materials that are the equivalent of wearing oil on your skin, but also tons and tons of unsold clothes that accumulate in warehouses and are thrown away or left to rot.

This is no longer acceptable or sustainable.

That is why we decided to adopt and offer you PREORDER, which as a production system presents the most sustainability.
In fact, it allows us to produce only according to demand, avoiding overproduction and waste.
And you, by pre-ordering, make a difference with a gesture of love for yourself and the planet.

But does this mean I have to wait months to receive my La Methode garment? 

No. (Or rather, ni).

You'll have to be patient; we're talking days or weeks, not months.

It works like this::
on the page of the garment you intend to buy you will already find an approximate delivery datebased on the timing of the pre-order.
Every end of the month we collect orders and send them to production.

Once you've made your purchase, all you have to do is login into your account to follow the step-by-step updates of the creation of your garment

And if you're wondering what steps each La Methode garment goes through, here they are:

1 - selection and purchase of raw materials and the best yarns;
2 - knitted fabric production;
3 - finishing of the fabric in the dyehouse;
4 - cutting and making up the garment;
5 - washing and drying;
6 - packaging and shipping;
7 - repair and after-sale service.

This is also the guarantee that testifies to the way we operate, based on a short supply chain and very careful use of resources. filiera corta e su un attentissimo uso delle risorse.

And yes, on a level of quality that is nothing short of maniacal.

And then, think how nice: after the wait you will find in your hands your cargo, your hoodie, your girocollo (crew-neck short sleeves) or giroslim (crew-neck short sleeves slim fit)made for you, because you wanted them, and ready to accompany you in the coming years to come.

Can't you wait?
Then it's time to place your La Methode preorder!

La Methode, dress the change

We are La Methode, a real proposal for ethical clothing.

"Yet another sustainable fashion brand?!" you'll say. Well, read on and you'll see.
We were born from Produce Synapses, quality fabrics are our business.
And from here we want to start our revolution.
But how?

We explain it to you in seven points, one for each item in our collection (present and future), some already present and some coming soon.

1. Reduce waste

Do you know how many kilograms of textiles are thrown away every year?
Circa 11 kg for each person, in Europe alone, 90 percent of which end up burned even though they would still be usable.
E non parliamo solo di capi già confezionati ma anche di filati, invenduti per piccoli difetti o smaltiti come rimanenze di vecchie collezioni.

Abbiamo guardato nei nostri magazzini e in quelli di altri fornitori di tessuti di qualità e ci siamo detti: Perché continuiamo a produrre quando potremmo valorizzare ciò che già esiste?
And we are not only talking about ready-made garments but also yarns, unsold due to small defects or disposed of as remnants of old collections. 

2. Top raw materials

Fast fashion has brought very poor quality, high-plastic fabrics to the market because they are cheaper to produce but much more polluting, to the environment and to the wearer.
For this we use only Supima® and raw cotton, nettle, hemp, Manila hemp, organic cottons and recycled cottons.
We select high quality inventories or yarns from traceable and transparent production whose every step we follow.
Better for the planet, better for our skin.

3. Ethical supply chain

We rely on Italian artisan workshops that we know personally.
Each seam is carefully done to produce garments that look good and last.

4. Production on demand

The overproduction of garments is not only polluting but also detrimental to the dignity of male and female workers in the sector, subjected to grueling shifts with no protections.
That is why La Methode produces only to order.
Garments that you have desired and chosen consciously.
About the timing we have discussed in this article but fear not: the result is worth all the waiting (Which is not that long!).

5. Basic cuts and genderless garments

Our collection develops 7 patterns including hoodie, cargo, crew neck and seraphim.
The cuts are basic, essential, far from gender stereotypes.
We make premium and essential garments, designed to ensure a optimal fit and make the wearer feel comfortable at all times. 

6. Sustainable packaging

Methode reaches everywhere.
What we want is for you to come and pick up your garments directly from us, so you can see the production process, the materials and how a small choice can go to involve an entire supply chain.
Certainly we can ship them to you, wherever you are, and we are sure you will still be able to appreciate their magic.
Labels and packaging are designed to reduce waste and to be reusable, they are also made in-house in our lab, printed with natural water-based inks and packaged by hand, in fact each packaging is unique and to open it will require a dedicated action.

7. Garments made to last

Our garments are made with care and made by adopting the right choices that are functional in making them durable and suitable for accompanying you for a long, long time.

Then, of course, they are also beautiful to look at, wear and give as gifts but that's a different kettle of fish!

We look to a more ethical and responsible future. Will you join us? Ti unisci a noi?