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Q & A With Aldo Acchiardi

Q & A With Aldo Acchiardi

Q & A With Aldo Acchiardi

Harris Wharf London was Founded in 2009 inspired by the vibrant North-East London atmosphere, Harris Wharf produce perfect woollen jackets and coats. The founders are siblings Giulia and Aldo who’s family has run a factory in northern Italy since 1929 where all of their fabrics are made.

We had chat with Aldo to get a few answers to some questions of ours.

Can you tell us about your family’s history in the clothing business. Your parents’ factory, and how you and your sister got involved in it?
Our family factory was founded in 1929 in Torino as a glove making factory. 
My sister and I moved to London for studying and decided to open a store called Workshop in 2009, which led to our first Harris Wharf London collection being presented in 2010.
 
What is your most important task in your life and in your work? 
To make things at the right moment and not to cut corners.

What is your most important source of inspiration in your work and or life?
Looking at people on the street, in our shop, everywhere. The main inspiration for the Harris Wharf London collection is naturally the London lifestyle and its diverse people on the streets of this sprawling metropolis. 
We spend much time in our own stores; Workshop London in Angel and Notting Hill and we get great feedback from our own customers.


 

"The main inspiration for the Harris Wharf London collection is naturally the London lifestyle and its diverse people on the streets of this sprawling metropolis."



What is your favourite occupation / pass time at the moment? 
In September of 2014 we opened our second store in London at 295 Westbourne Grove and we are still developing the shop’s personality.
This is a unique moment and although we enjoy the research for the new collection, the launch of our new store is definitely our favourite task and pass time at the moment.
 

What is your relation to Goods ?
We started working with Goods from last AW season and we are glad to see that it has been appreciated. It is crucial for us to present our collections in the most innovative and curated stores, so we are happy about the collaboration with Goods.

What’s your favourite place in Copenhagen?
We were in Copenhagen a few years ago and although we both liked the city atmosphere, unfortunately we cannot suggest any favourite places as we weren’t there long enough.
 But we look forward to visiting Copenhagen again as some of our childhood friends recently opened a chocolate store there, and we all have a particularly sweet tooth.