A collective project of peruvian inmates, Pietà born in the jails of Lima. With a raw and minimal style, all the pieces are produced completely without any external help in the jails of San-Jorge, San-Pedro and the women jail of Santa-Monica.
Who are you?
Thomas Jacob. Founder and designer of Pietà.
How did you start in fashion?
I really never have been interested by fashion. However I always have been inspired by art, by the process of creation in a impertinent way, the artistic sabotage, when you feel accomplice of the artist. Transmit ideas, emotions, feelings.
How would you define your style?
Pietà are basic items of excellent quality (noble materials, artisanal fashioning) to wear every day.
What inspires you?
Art is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, but everyday life at the jail often surprise me. I try to transcribe these feelings and sensations in our collections. For exemple the first night in jail,
A few words about this collection...
A dark, cold and strong atmosphere. Technically we only used organic pima cotton, the best quality on Earth!
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Personally I love the lounge pant in organic pima cotton, it's the best comfortable piece ever!
What are you most proud of?
To develop an incredible project with people rejected by the society.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Every clothe is entirely made between the jail of San-Jorge (leather work), San Pedro (sewing) and the women prison of Santa-Monica (sewing, knitting, embroidering). All located around Lima, Peru.