Raising awareness/Ambassadors for peace

Patrizia Gucci

Patrizia Gucci



Painter, writer, fashion designer



Patrizia is a Peace and Non-Violence Ambassador and has interpreted the knotted gun in her characteristic painting style:

Patriza Gucci receives a prestigious Italian prize for her design of the Knotted Gun and what it stands for.

"Non-Violence and peace has always been important to me and I am pleased to have been invited to participate in this important global cause."


TF: What was it like growing up a "Gucci"?

PG: Well, it was quite a unique family. In a way, the Guccio Gucci company was the real family. I didn’t have a very traditional up-bringing. My father always said that it wasn’t essential for me to marry and raise a family. He encouraged me to have a career and express myself creatively.

I’m now primarily a writer and a designer. My brand is called Patti Patti G, and I create accessories for the Japanese market—like ties, shoes, bags and watches. I also design kimonos, but most of my line is quite traditional. My target customer is in the 25–50 age range, and my lines are not quite high-end fashion, because luxury products don’t have a very large market. Perhaps that’s an area I will develop in the future. I also design glass mosaics for a company in Vicenza. I learned the trade in Istanbul. It’s a very creative process. I mix my colours with my own brushes And, then, you could also call me a painter. I paint to express the dreamy side of myself.

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(Portrait photo: Maciej Plucinski)

The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
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Our mission is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and ENGAGE people to solve conflicts without resorting to any form of violence. Through education and awareness, we measure the impact of our programs and we have a specific focus on youth as we believe in the power of young people as changemakers. 
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