Local products, small cycles
Local products, small cycles
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
Aristotle (384-322 BC)

The timeless insight that finding joy in our work leads to excellence is as relevant now as it was centuries ago. A dish made without love just won't hit the mark. Today's workers extend this philosophy beyond mere enjoyment, prioritizing sustainability through short supply chains, impactful production methods, compact cycles, the use of natural resources, and energy efficiency. The demand for such practices is undeniable, and a collective consciousness on the matter is taking root.

In Merano, across various sectors including crafts, organic foods, and heirloom seeds, a wealth of initiatives has emerged, showing that those involved in these fields are deeply committed to their work, and they approach their responsibilities with significant joy and dedication.

Meet Anna Gruber and Daniele Piscopiello, a duo infusing their work with incredible passion and even more fun, as they bring to market an array of floral arrangements, fresh vegetables, and grains. In the Steinach district, Sidi Diallo from Guinea transforms fabric into vibrant fashion statements, offering custom tailoring and alterations to breathe new life into cherished garments, all at reasonable prices. In this same historic neighborhood, Christine Platter, operating under the brand simply.C, meticulously crafts backpacks, handbags, and accessories by hand in her quaint studio. Katharina Fischer, the creative force behind By Mommy, designs custom children's apparel made exclusively from 100% organic materials, all lovingly handcrafted. The warm aroma of freshly baked bread and rolls from Ivo de Pellegrin's organic bakery, equipped with its own stone mill, adds a slice of well- being to each day. And let's not forget the origin of all goodness, the plants that nourish us: Elisabeth Kössler, whose dedication at “Pflanz Gutes” in Quarazze ensures the availability of heirloom, organic seedlings for our immediate community and for generations to come.