An Insider's Guide to Shoe-making, -buying, and -wearing
Monday, August 2, 2010
"Made in Italy"
If you haven't already, take a look at this article from the New York Times: "Is Italy Too Italian?" It discusses the economic situation in the textile industry, but it's pretty much the same for the footwear industry, except that, in my opinion, quality has been compromised and the integrity of the "Made In Italy" label is fading.
I'm an American girl working as a modellista (pattern maker) in a luxury shoe factory in northern Italy. I have a passion for fabulous shoes, handmade details, and exotic leathers. I hope you'll check in every so often for my insider's look at the world of footwear.