2017 data (Eurostat – WF Yearbook)
Work begins before the actual stage of production:
• design, pattern making, industrialisation;
• procurement of materials: leather, fabrics, soles, components, accessories;
• planning of production.
Production involves various stages:
1 cutting of materials
2 preparation for joining
4 preparation for assembly or injection
6 application of the sole and finishing
Smart footwear: technology in the world of footwear
Technology has revolutionised the production processes associated with the Italian footwear industry, recognised for its quality of craftsmanship and excellence. For example: CAD technologies applied to the design and pattern making processes of footwear.