HOW TRRTLZ HATCHED
Two cousins + a beautiful Sicilian girl + a keepsake = the Trrtlz adventure.
Cousins Joseph Ferlito and Giuseppe (“Peppe”) Ferlito met a beautiful Sicilian girl, Alessia, one summer in Sicily. As they were saying goodbye, they noticed the bracelets on her wrist each had a small turtle. She hugged them and put one on each of their wrists saying, “Sono felice di aver incontrato” (I'm happy we met.”) Joseph and Peppe wore the bracelets long after they returned home and people asked about them all the time. Each time they recounted the story of their origin, the excitement of their summer adventure and the friendship they made came flooding back. As soon as people exclaimed. “Oh, I want one!” a light bulb went off and the cousins started making their own turtle-inspired bracelets to give to friends and family (and, yes, the occasional stranger [er, beautiful woman] to break the ice). From this love of friendship and thirst for adventure, Trrtlz officially hatched.