Italy, land of tradition and craftsmanship
Italian footwear industry
Discover the secret locations where the Italian footwear industry was born: travel inside Marche and explore the laboratories in which shoes are still made by hand.
The excellence of Made in Italy.
According to a KPMG study, Made in Italy is the third best-known brand in the world. For decades Made in Italy is the synonym for excellence in production, state of the art design and high-quality products. Italian Fashion Suppliers have developed unique techniques that are sought after from fashion brands. The most prestigious luxury labels have their production in Italy, either by outsourcing the work to one of the many Italian producers or by creating their own manufacturing plant in Italy.
Tradition and innovation: the footwear industry
One of the most famous sectors of Italian Fashion is the Shoe and Footwear industry. There is hardly any other product worldwide which is as famous as an Italian pair of handmade leather shoes. This rich history of shoemaking has been developed over decades by Italian shoe producers that pass their knowledge from one generation to another. An Italian handcrafted shoe is second to none in the world.
Marche: The secret heart of the Italian shoe production
A combination of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit has led to the creation of the shoe district in the Marche Region in central Italy. More than 2.200 manufacturers are operating in the footwear industry in Marche, representing 30% of Italy’s total shoe production. The area is characterized not only by a beautiful landscape but also by a concentration of artisans, with each company specializing in a specific phase of the shoe production. You can find many of Marche’s shoe producers on our website and can contact them directly without traveling to remote trade fairs.
Italynext: connecting the world to Made in Italy
Traditionally, Italian shoes and other fashion products have been distributed by wholesale agents and trade fairs. But times are changing fast and the digitalization is not making any exceptions to the fashion world. That’s why Italynext.com has set itself the goal to support the leadership of Made in Italy by providing Italian shoe producers a global platform for their excellence in order promote the wholesale of Italian shoes and fashion products.