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How is my package shipped?

We deliver to every country in the world directly to your home.

Our forwarding partner MBE (Mail Boxes Etc.) uses express delivery with primary carriers like FEDEX or DHL. Once the package leaves the warehouse you will receive an email with the Tracking Number, that will allow you to monitor the location of your package.

The cost of the shipping does not include possible local import duties and fees.

How long is the delivery time?

The delivery time is based on the destination address.

Estimated delivery time:

3-4 working days Italy
4-6 working days Other European countries
6-9 working days Countries outside the EU
How much is the shipping?

The system calculates the shipping cost at the moment of checkout, based on the destination address. We try to maintain lowest rates.

Right of withdrawal and refund

We are proud of the quality of our products and we trust that you will be satisfied as well.

Regardless, you have the right to withdraw from the purchase without any penalty and without specifying the reason, within 14 days from the date of receiving the product and you will be reimbursed for the full amount of the goods.

How can I pay?

We accept the following forms of payment:

  1. Credit Card: your payment is 100% secure and managed by Stripe, one of the top payment methods on the market today. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB (Japan), UnionPay (China).
  2. PayPal: the most trusted payment option throughout the world.
  3. Bank Transfer: bank details are written in the checkout page and in the confirmation order you will receive by mail.
Is my payment secure?

Yes, we use the highest security standards.

Stripe is a PCI Service Provider Level 1 which is the highest grade of payment processing security. You can rest assured that your information is safe and secure.

PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of their users. The recipient will not receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. Additionally, when you pay with PayPal on any website PayPal Purchase Protection covers you if you have a problem.

If I have a question or a problem, who can I contact?

We remain at your disposal for any questions or clarifications regarding your product.

Please contact us via the live chat, or send an email to info@aythyasilk.com

Is it true that each piece is unique?

AythyA creates and hand-paints each piece. Each creation is thus absolutely unique and just as original as a work of art.

Each creation in silk is hand-painted with a paint brush and a spray bottle.

No printed designs, no chemical treatments, no mass production.

In order to be able to sell our products online and thanks to our customers’ feedback, we have selected some among the most appreciated designs. For what concerns the design it is recreated based on a model, but regardless each piece is hand-painted.

Small differences in the shades of the colours or in the design are thus characteristic elements of the artisanal production and are a guarantee of the originality and uniqueness of the product.

Is it possible to personalise my product?

Of course. Aythya is always happy to receive suggestions and\or particular requests. You can take inspiration from the various designs of our products and then choose the colours, shades, symbols and theme you prefer.

AythyA will then be able to create a scarf specifically designed for you.

It is also possible - by sending a sample - to paint the silk to match it with a specific colour, so as to create an impeccable ensemble.

 

To receive a quotation you can write an email to info@aythyasilk.com

Are the scarves and the clothes made by Aythya Silk, one size fits all?

Yes, each piece was studied to fit all sizes. You can play with the length of the scarves, the kaftans and jackets so as to elegantly adjust them to your body.

The size of a piece is written in the “Product Details” section of this website.

Is it a 100% Made in Italy production?

Each piece is 100% MADE IN ITALY and hand-painted by Aythya in the Aythya Silk Atelier, near Turin.

Each accessory used during the production of the pieces is exclusively created by Italian artisans.

What type of colours are used?

The colours are specific hues used to print designs on silk (Jayana, Marabù), but in this type of production they are hand-painted or sprayed on the piece.

In order to obtain shades of gutta that resonate with her creative needs AythyA personally creates a compound of mineral, metallic and binding pigments, tested throughout years of research in order to guarantee a lasting performance in time, even after various washes.

In order to always obtain new, original and unique shades of colours AythyA combines each colour in an almost alchemical way. This is what makes each piece truly unique and original.

 

It is also possible - by sending a sample - to paint the silk to match it with a specific colour, so as to create an impeccable ensemble.

 

The colours undergo the most restrictive ecological protocols.

What are the different types of silk?

The material used is 100% pure silk, made in Italy by companies based in Como, an area known for the production of some of the highest quality fabrics in Italy.

A Momme is a Japanese unit of measurement used for creations in silk and it indicates the weight per square meter.

One Momme = 3.75 grams or 0,13 ounces.

Gauze - 3-5 momme

Organza - 4-6 momme

Habutai - 12-16 momme

Chiffon - 6-8 momme (or double thickness 12-16 momme)

Crêpe de Chine - 12-16 momme

Raw Silk - 35-40 momme

Charmeuse - 12-30 momme

 

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What are the processing techniques used by AythyA?

I first trace the design with a gold gutta. This is what separates the various coloured fields . Then I choose the three main colours, of which one is complementary and I also choose the colours that I use for smaller portions of the design. Once I have done with the coating in the  spaces traced and limited by the gutta I add wefts carefully placed in specific places and then I proceed to splash the colour and add more gold gutta if needed.

The tools I use for my creations are Japanese brushes of different sizes, sponge paint brushes and a spray bottle.

Each colour is energetically treated so as to purify its frequency.

How is the Packaging?

Each scarf is laid inside a hand-painted silk bag, created by Italian artisans in their atelier and painted by AythyA.

In this way the packaging is not only functional but it also becomes an authentic work of art that can be reused in a variety of different ways.

Which labels do I find?

You will find two tags next to the label of the scarf: the smaller one contains washing instructions, the other one has a line on which you can leave a note; under the line you will find the meaning of the colours and the symbols individually written by hand.

Caring for silk

Hand-wash with delicate soap, do not soak, dry in the shade, do not use dryer, iron on “silk” setting.

Silk is an extremely delicate type of fabric. The fibres should only be washed with neutral detergents and with temperatures under 40 °C  (104 °F).

Who is AythyA?

Each creation is the result of a never ending research.

You can find the full biography in www.aythyasilk.com/about-us

You can find the philosophy and the concept behind the products in www.aythyasilk.com\concept

 

 

Which are the inspiring Artistic Values?
  1. Mental attitude: meditate over the piece created with positive thoughts.
  2. Distinctive elements: fit, colour, distinctive symbols and distinctiveness are all basic values.
  3. Colour: the science of chromotherapy used for each piece influences our body and our moods.
  4. Sacred Language: an ancient archetypal language made of symbols that reawaken positive feelings.
  5. Spirals: symbol of the continuous cycle of nature and life
  6. Selfica: attractor of synchronicity and of positive events
  7. Elements: creative inspirations from the animal world and from the world of plants.
  8. Sustainability: artisans and materials from Italian companies, all ethical and sustainable.

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Why are colours and shades so important?

Light influences all living beings through its different frequencies that correspond to the various colours of the rainbow.

Knowing the characteristics of each colour helps to wear them with a deeper sense of awareness regarding their true benefits for both the physical body and the mind.

Is it true that I can match some colours to each day of the week?

Aythya proposes an original yet powerful association between colours and days of the week, as an homage to Falco’s teachings (her spiritual guide).

Colours Planet Characteristics
Monday Blue and Silver tones Moon Sensibility and Introspection. Intuition
Tuesday Green Venus Love
Wednesday Earth tones Mercury Communication
Thursday Yellow, Orange and Gold Jupiter Richness
Friday Red, Pink and Bordeaux Mars Activity
Saturday Pastels Saturn Gentleness
Sunday Preferably White Sun Positivity

 

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What are the symbols painted on Aythya’s creations?

Each symbol painted on the scarves has a particular meaning and carries a specific energy and frequency.

Aythya uses symbols of an archetypal language connected to elements and spirals.

The use of these ancestral symbols can access containers of archetypal and universal energy.

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Why is Art so important for Aythya?

I studied “History of Art” at the University of Rome, and then I continued my studies at the High Institute for Conservation and Restoration.

I grew up in a family that considered Art as something to could and had to be experienced in the everyday life: my parents were musicians, and when I was little I was fascinated by the enthusiasm with which my father used to tell me about all the museums he had visited during his tours around the world.

The classicism of the Renaissance, the enamelled colours used by the Italian Masters of the XVth Century, the precious golden reflections...my eyes were filled by those examples, and even if I’m still not entirely aware of this, today I wouldn’t be able to choose the colours I use for my creations, without unavoidably showing the influence of Piero della Francesca, Spanzotti, Pinturicchio, Antonello da Messina, and many more.

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