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In Italy, tradition and history merge harmoniously with innovation and design. It’s where a culture of beauty and quality are considered a heritage worth preserving over the centuries and where know-how is a precious gift to hand down from generation to generation. And that is where Dea fine linens was born.
The story of Dea is the story of Dea Mantellassi. Ever since she was a child, Dea cultivated her passion and fervor for top-quality linen. She grew up among embroideries, laces and decorations, and when she grew up, she became a pupil of Evelina Bellini, one of the most famous and distinguished embroiderers, as well as the founder of one of the most prestigious designer labels in the world for household linens. In the mid-1960s, thanks to her charisma and abilities, Dea started producing and selling her own products, which were so successful that Dea soon created her first workshop, in the fertile Chianti area, famous for not only wine but also its ancient embroideries. Many skilled artisans who specialized in this art were also there. It was the beginning of what would become Dea.
In the 1970s, Dea’s two brothers began working for the company, Alfredo taking care of the financial and administrative duties and Franco handling commercial concerns. Meanwhile, more color was being added to the designs, as well as automated processing. Soon, embroidery machines operated by human hands were working alongside traditional artisans, who of course remained a cornerstone of the company.
By the 1980s, Dea had begun to expand, and even more so in the 1990s, as Dea began breaking into the foreign market. Dea’s daughter, Sabrina, who also grew up among laces and embroideries, joined the company, adding her experience and expertise in business management studies. Sabrina gave the family company an indelible imprint, guiding it definitely toward the internationalization of the brand and enriching it with additional commercial and distribution development. And as the new millennium started, Dea established a new company: Dea USA. With that came the opening of Dea’s first American flagship store, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Innate talent, century-old tradition, a precious sense of beauty and our fantastic hand are the ingredients that give prestige and appeal to each Dea creation. Dea products are created from the careful selection of premium woven fabrics and precious threads that are consigned to our powerful but sophisticated looms, which are able to weave precious cloths. They are then transferred to our Tuscan workshops for processing. In Tuscany, Dea Montellassi, as Dea’s design manager, is in charge of the delicate phases of the creation of the company’s masterpieces, such as the choice of fabrics, colors and designs.
The embroideries are realized by skilled artisans specialized with unique techniques handed down from generation to generation, passed on to the lucky heirs of an incomparable tradition. It is here that laces are applied and cut. The fabrics are unthreaded completely by hand, and rigorously handmade polka dots are formed.
At our headquarters, we ensure meticulous quality control. The products are ironed by hand, piece by piece, and then folded and ironed again by dedicated machines before final packaging, often overseen personally by Madame Dea.
The Dea product is the beautiful result of our made-in-Italy strength, the soundness of a family-run company strongly tied to its territory and a people animated by passion and talent throughout all divisions of the company. All Dea products are the fruits of a consolidated experience based on precious and unique artisan values that are also found in our modern industrial lines.
The Dea style has always combined tradition, quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Now more than ever, Dea produces artisanal, unique and elegant creations.
DEA products are all custom made to order, this will be noted in the product description, require 8-10 weeks to ship.
We offer FREE standard shipping on all orders within the 48 contiguous United States. In-stock orders will be processed within 1 - 2 business days. Ground shipping to the Northeast can be delivered in as little as 1 - 2 days, while standard shipping to the West Coast is approximately 6 - 7 business days. We will always do our best to ship items as quickly as possible, and you will receive an email with tracking information as soon as it is available. If you need your item(s) by a specific date, expedited shipping is available for most products, please call us for additional information.
For orders shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other US Territories, please call us at 866-352-4522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and shipping rates. Depending on the size and weight of your order, you may still qualify for free standard shipping.
If you want your order expedited shipping, we are happy to assist you. Please call us at 866-352-4522 or email us at email@example.com for logistic coordination and rates.
We can ship your order to a PO Box. To get your order sent to a PO Box, the product(s) will first ship to our warehouse in Connecticut (from the manufacturer), and then we will ship your item(s) to your PO Box. Note: this extra shipping and handling may extend the length of time it takes to receive your items. If you wish to expedite this process, you can provide an alternate address that can accept UPS or FedEx packages.
We know that purchasing luxury fine linens are an investment. That's why we take great care in helping you with every purchase down to the last detail. We are available to speak with you and offer advice on everything from pricing to color to fabric choice. We also provide complimentary fabric swatch samples and unlimited follow up consultation. The entire Fine Linen and Bath team is committed to helping you make a purchase you'll love for years to come.
We also understand that, despite our best efforts, things occasionally don't work out and items need to be returned or exchanged. We are here to help with that as well. If you are not fully satisfied with your new item please call us within 30 days of receipt so we can personally assist you.
If you would like to exchange your item for another style or color, please call us and we will be happy to assist you with your request.
If any item is damaged upon receipt please notify us immediately and we will make arrangements for a replacement. If your return is a result of an error in the manufacturing process, you will be refunded all costs including shipping and handling. You will be also be refunded in full or have the item replaced and shipped at no cost if your return is the result of manufacturer error.
If an incorrect item was shipped in error we will replace the item as quickly as possible and issue a return label for the incorrect item at no cost to you.
Once the returned item(s) have been received and inspected, a full refund will be issued, less the original outbound shipping expense paid by Fine Linen and Bath. All returned merchandise must comply with the following guidelines.
At Fine Linen and Bath, one of our favorite things to do is say "yes." There are times, however, when the bespoke pedigree of our products dictates that we cannot accept their return.
Unless items are defective or incorrect, customers are responsible for all return shipping costs. Fine Linen and Bath is not responsible for any items lost or damaged during return transit. We recommend that you ship and insured you items for the full purchase price by a traceable carrier (e.g. UPS, USPS or FedEx).
Fine Linen and Bath will inspect all returned merchandise. If we find it does not comply with the standards outlined above, we will return it to you without a refund. If the item is in good condition as per the (above) instructions, we will refund you the purchase price within 5 - 7 business days.
In order to initiate a return or exchange please call us at (866) 352-4522 so we may personally assist you.
Once your order has shipped you will be emailed with tracking information that will give the estimated delivery date. If you suspect your order was delivered incorrectly or stolen, or if your package arrives damaged, it is the customer's responsibility to contact Fine Linen and Bath via phone or email within 20 days of shipment in order for us to create a case with the carrier. Beyond this time period, Fine Linen and Bath is not responsible for lost or damaged shipments and the customer must contact the carrier directly.