This month we at Pierotucci would like to compliment non-profit organizations and associations, and to highlight one particular event that is taking place June 6-8th in Sicily
Called the “Giro dei 2 Mari” – Tour of the Two Seas of north-eastern Sicily, it is the 4th edition of this cycling-tourism event to raise awareness about this project – an initiative created to break down the mental and architectural barriers by increasing the integration of sports among people with disabilities.
The project is inspired by Marzia Raineri, a girl with motor, communication and intellectual disabilities. For her, a special two-seater “La Marzia” bike was designed and built from the union of her father’s bike with a tricycle. With this bike, Marzia can face the most arduous challenges of road cycling. In the Giro dei due mari, Marzia will cross the provinces of Messina and Catania launching the slogan << break down mental and architectural barriers >> along with a caravan involving many friends, athletes and families. In the crowd of fans and friends, many people with disabilities will also be present: there to give encouragement to the girl from Castanea.
Pierotucci received information about this event through one of our Italian partnerships also from Castanea: La Cuoieria, who sponsors Marzia and her project. La Cuoieria, known internationally thanks to the work of Gianni Raineri and Pina Romeo is a guarantee of the highest level “Made in Italy”. They make their leather products following the tradition of the Sicilian master saddlers by combining the use of fine Tuscan cowhide “Vacchetta” leather and Sicilian craftsmanship. Pierotucci offers a selection of La Cuoieria leather accessories at our online store so we too are able to help the sponsorship of Marzia’s project.
In the past, Pierotucci has supported other non-profit organizations. The WWF “SAVE the EARTH” tote bag in our Fortunata handbag collection is one example and is still available online. Our idea is to help make the Earth a safer place to live one bag at a time. The WWF project was initiated by picking the brains of our outstanding staff and this idea won us over completely. We handcrafted 80 of these limited edition bags and when the supply is finished we will be donating the proceeds to the internationally recognized environmental organization WWF.