PUMPS & BALLERINAS
We started working with this factory not long ago, in 2019. They offer a high set of craftsmanship and innovative machinery, and have invested in renewable energy via solar panels.
Making a ballerina or a pump is complex craftsmanship characterized with knowledge and precision. This factory’s team uses a combination of classic tools and high-end, made-in-Italy machinery to create our ballerinas and pumps.
The factory is situated between Florence and Pisa. It is a modern establishment with a visionary owner, Arnaldo, who founded it in 2003. Working with him gives us the possibility to produce our shoes with renewable energy and minimum impact on the environment.
Arnaldo has always been ahead of his time. He is a true first-mover, who respects and at the same time disrupts the old traditions in shoemaking. Arnaldo was the first one to use solar panels to power a factory in his industry, and his progressive views and ideas have been game-changing in foreign markets such as the USA.