Our story begins in 1967 when Rolando Sturlini founded the shoe factory in the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. A real family business right from the start: Rolando’s wife, Anna, was in charge of the stitching department, a highly skilled and valued part of the shoe manufacturing process. At that time we specialised in moccasins and decided to excel in the production of this particular manufacturing with a small team of skilled craftsmen. The world slowly began to become aware of our products due to the ethical quality of our craftsmanship and, during the early 1970s, we had tremendous success with our hand-stitched shoe. During the early 1980s, Mr. Sturlini was happy to embrace new markets and started an ambitious partnership with a British fashion brand. This high-end fashion brand had its roots in the British punk scene and became, with our help, a modern and trendy brand. In 1990 Rolando’s son, Alessio Sturlini, joined the family business and continued the same energy and spirit for quality footwear. Looking at the future with our artisan shoemakers by our side, our goal is to grow globally and be recognised for what we are: an exceptional brand of fine Italian shoes.