Louis Vuitton inaugurates new factory in Italy

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A new shoe factory for Louis Vuitton has sprung up in Italy. Newly inaugurated in the industrial district of Civitanova, a town in the Marche region known as a shoe manufacturing powerhouse, is a footwear factory that is nearly as large as the one in Fiesso d’Artico, Veneto, where the LVMH group’s main label already has a sizable plant.

In the Tuscan hamlet of Pontassieve, Louis Vuitton runs its third Italian plant, making small leather accessories and handbags.

Over 10,000 square meters is the size of the new Civitanova plant. On March 12, production commenced at the facility, which employs a total of 90 individuals; among them are 70 artisans, with the remaining staff members also engaged in manufacturing. In the coming years, increasing the workforce is the target.

As part of its efforts to preserve and promote the region’s remarkable know-how, the label said in a press release that it will also launch a vocational training program to teach young people the art of shoe production.

Other shoe manufacturers owned by LVMH can be found in the Marche area of central Italy. For example, Loro Piana’s at Porto San Giorgio and Fendi’s in Molini Girola. at Marche, you can find further footwear manufacturers at Sant’Elpidio a Mare, which makes shoes for Tod’s, and in Montegranaro, which is home to Prada, Doucal’s, and Rodolfo Zengarini, who makes shoe collections for a plethora of high-end labels.

Ethan Sullivan

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