In a world where over 80% of fashion products are made in China, India and the like, the importance of investing in luxury items made in Italy is more important than ever. Fast Fashion is the business model of the 21st century, brands that create cheap products that emulate what is seen on the runway shows of Paris and Milan and quickly fall out of fashion. However we wish to educate consumers to invest in high quality timeless pieces that are handmade in Italy, products that are classic in design, made from the highest quality materials and at the hands of the finest artisans in the world. Sadly, with the world’s desire for cheap fast fashion items, these artisanal skills are dying out, L’bardi ensures the conservation and protection of these skills by hand making each one of our products in Italy.
Italy’s expertise in artisanal production comes from centuries of patronising the arts, periods such as the Renaissance were times when art and beauty were flourishing. Italy has produced artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Botticelli, Caravaggio and many many more. Art is everywhere you look in Italy, it is what drives the nation, it is in the blood of each and every Italian. Although the skills of painting and sculpture have since declined, that same artistic heritage that Italy has been renowned for over the centuries still lives on in the Italian artisans that create L’bardi products, with each shoe and accessory that leaves our factory being a work of art.