Italigente is the new kid on the block in shoemaking industry. Even if it’s not very new (Italigente was founded by in 2007 by the Magnus Ericson) at the beginning of this year the Swedish shoe company Kavat, where Magnus now is CEO, took over the ownership of Italigente, and now the brand was practically born again.
Italigente’s shoes are made in a garage in the town Montegranaro in Italy’s largest shoe district Marche, by Claudio Marini, his daughter Deborah and son Giancarlo. Claudio has worked with shoes for four decades, and both Deborah and Giancarlo started to work with their father at the age of 15. Italigente is a family business Claudio and Deb living in apartments in the same building as the garage, while Giancarlo lives with his family in a village 20 km away. Jesper Ingevaldsson from Shoegazing work together with them to develop their communications as well as production, models, lasts and s
Here’s a big report from the making of a pair of a special make-up made in collaboration with Shoegazing-blog: italigenteshoes.