Celebrating 100 years of creation of the “TUTA” (Jumpsuit) and the Made in Italy with this
wonderful all-Italian story.
It was the year 1920 and the two Artists brothers from Florence known as Thayaht and RAM
created the concept of the “TUTA” as a universal garment which was intended to be synthetic,
essential and rational; consequently its name where TuTa is designed as a universal garment for
In 1958 Thayaht told to the Newspaper “La Nazione” the story of how the famous garment was
born: “… It was June and it was already hot in Florence. The fabrics were expensive and the
movement of the crowds was gray due to the absolute impossibility of changing old clothes with
something new and fresh; I thought how the colors could cheer people up as an optimistic element
to see worn by others and by the Man and Woman who wore it. Something was needed that could
break the habit of dull colors. I had the festive colors of the Impressionists in my eyes. One day,
passing in via Orsanmichele, I saw brightly colored cheap cotton and hemp fabrics in a shop
window. I took some samples and went to work. The packaging had to be of minimal expense and
such that it could be done at home, so that this new type of dress was within the reach of the masses
as I had dreamed of it. I had the collaboration of my brother Ruggero, also a painter”.
From that moment, the so-called “Made in Italy” was officially born in the History of Italian
Fashion, which the world still envies us .
Curator of the THAYAHT & RAM Archive, Florence
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