For more than 40 years the CALZATURIFICIO LONDON, owned by the Marzetti family, has been working in the design and manufacture of men’s and women’s fashion footwear. Therefore, it can fully express the concepts of creativity and quality of the Marche entrepreneurship.
Despite being a family business, it has been able to consolidate its growth by introducing highly professional employees, who understood and started pursuing the company's purposes, philosophy, and mission. The result is the creation of collections able to reconcile the historic craftsmanship with innovations in terms of research and materials in line with a constantly evolving market that lends itself to satisfying the desires of design lovers Made in Italy.
The technological evolution of the structure, the professionalism of its employees, both in planning and in manufacturing, as well as the management skills always in line with the evolution of the footwear industry represent solid roots that allow to perform complex and elaborate processes such as:
GOODYEAR CLASSICO: welt, upper and bottom sewn together with two seams
GOODYEAR FLEX: welt, upper and bottom sewn together with two flexible seams
NORVEGESE ROVESCIO: reversed welt, upper and bottom sewn together with two seams
BLAKE: bottom and insole sewn together with one seam
IDEAL: reversed leather without welt sewn on the bottom
SACCHETTO: with membrane lining (Gore-Tex)
WELLNESS SHOES: lightweight, comfy and flexible
Since it was founded, the company has always applied a quality management system, with continuous tests on materials, on semi-finished products at every manufacturing stage and on the final product, with internal compliance reports. This allowed it to be one of the first companies in Italy to obtain, as early as 1998, the ISO:9001 certification (certificate No. 12) 1° in the footwear industry. Furthermore, it was the first company in the footwear sector to obtain the ISO:14001 Environmental certification in 2013 thanks to its commitment to reducing atmospheric emissions and promoting the healthiness of the workplace. The premises are freed from asbestos and fully air-conditioned by using heat pumps powered by a photovoltaic system: this has made the company independent in energy terms thus eliminating CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
In 2011, the company was awarded the prestigious PREMIO ETICO (Ethical Prize) for the emphasis placed on the workers' wellbeing, also thanks to continuous and accurate medical surveillance. The company has recently obtained the SA8000 Ethical Certification, a worldwide recognized standard that rewards companies that have distinguished themselves for their commitment to sustainable development with particular attention to social issues. Accreditation is an added value that allows the LONDON shoe factory to confirm its positive position in the environmental and especially social field.
The company boasts a partnership with prestigious national and international brands, for which it develops collections intended for fashion shows and other important presentations for the trade press and other professionals (buyers). All this shows that the company is now recognized as one of the best artisan workshops of the district, which can interpret at best the customers’ wishes, and to cater to their needs with professionalism.
Nowadays, CALZATURIFICIO LONDON is an interpreter of evolution, will power and awareness It understands how to be at the forefront is engaging for customers and how much innovation, quality and exclusivity are the engines of the fashion market. Its primary objective is still to create new high-quality collections at competitive prices. The analysis of the market and its needs has allowed the launch of the WELLNESS SHOES line studied and made using innovative processes that allowed the elimination of the use of adhesives, making the shoe extremely light, flexible, and comfortable.