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10 questions for Maurizio Donadi

Name: Maurizio Donadi

Daily work: "some or the opposite of yesterday"

Who are you and what are you doing within the denim industry?

I am a dreamer, a disrupter, a hard working individual and a finder of creative solutions.

I am not involved in any denim project at the moment besides collecting used and most interesting looking jeans for my Transnomadica archive.

What are you currently working on?

Involved on a few projects with brands/companies that are committed to waste reduction and responsible practices.

Launching a denim shop in LA with ONLY used, restored and repaired products with a very large selection of 'Made in Japan' jeans from the 80's and 90's. All faded from raw, selvedge and beautifully made, absolutely worth a second life.

Organizing my own 13.500 unique pieces archive.

What is the biggest achievement so far in your carrier?

Having retained my integrity.

What is/are your favorite brand/s and why?

I don’t have any favorite brand. I never had.

What is your favorite denim store and why?

I can’t think of any store that can be called a “specialty denim store” right now. That is why I opened my own.

What do you think we can expect on the (near) future of denim developments as it comes to sustainability?

My hope is that we will produce a lot less clothes but of much better quality.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned during your work?

That no idea is final.

If you could be someone else for one day, who would you be, and why?

I wouldn’t want to spend a day as someone else and then go back to be myself. I prefer to stay who I am and try my best to be a better man tomorrow.

Can you descrive your ultimate pair of jeans?

The last time I worn a pair of denim was 10 years ago and was a well worn carpenter style.

Do you have a life slogan, or one that inspires you?

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day”. Quote by E.B. White.


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