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With the aim to improve our commitment toward the preservation of the environment, we embraced the opportunity to invest in two new green plants. This means that we relocated our facility to the new shoe factory, based in Fermo, in Marche, and to the new leather goods manufacturing plant, in Capannuccia in the picturesque Florentine Chianti region. These poles of excellence, where we can celebrate the core values of craftsmanship, artisanal savoir-faire, and care for the planet, were inaugurated in the fall 2022.

Moreover, all our Italian sites and offices are certified with the best Environmental, and Health & Safety standards (ISO 14001 and ISO 45001), providing our employees with a safe workplace and improving the sustainability of production processes. 

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FENDI Factory, the new pole of excellence located in the heart of Tuscany’s countryside in Capannuccia (Bagno a Ripoli), close to Florence, occupies a 30,000-square-meter area formerly housing the Fornace Brunelleschi kiln.

Construction began in August 2018, clearing and preparing the site. The hub was in a state of neglect due to the exploitative logic of the brick industry and the quarry previously active on the lot. The FENDI main commitment was focused on healing the wounds and giving coherence to a place that had been despoiled for years.

Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, FENDI Factory features a building developed on one main level, housing all the functions (production, laboratories, offices, services), a basement for parking and a 1st floor with the canteen directly overlooking the roof garden. The Factory is surrounded by seven hectares of greenery, which have been treated with utmost care: the landscape project of FENDI Factory’s park is designed with the aim of integrating it and landscape in a perfect mix of spontaneous woods and agricultural sceneries of Tuscan countryside. Following the principles of sustainability that have driven the design of FENDI Factory, all furnishings are Made in Italy, upholstered furniture and stock leather have been reused and upcycled.

In keeping with the Roman luxury house’s continuous commitment towards sustainability, FENDI Factory would be the first factory to reach the prestigious LEED Platinum certification by 2023.


This new site, a renovation of an existing one, spans over 7,000 square meters and includes a range of manufacturing areas, offices, and warehouses.

The building expresses the Maison’s dualism in combining artisanal savoir-faire and handcrafting with technological transformation, always with an eye towards environmental sustainability. An impressive and innovative corrugated-aluminium façade with a leather-like wave effect gives to the building a modern and minimal flair where the lines between indoor and outdoor are blurred through ribbon windows, large see-throughs, and open spaces, harmoniously integrated into the natural conformation of the landscape.

Designed to be as environmentally neutral as possible, the building will make its maximum use of natural daylight with part of the electricity generated from solar panels with plenty of sunlight filtering through large glass walls and skylights together with the use of glass panels as internal partitions to ensure visual continuity between all the departments.

This new pole will also allow us to have a positive impact on the local community and future generations thanks to the first edition of the FENDI Shoes Master Class launched in collaboration with the State Professional Institute for Industry and Crafts ‘Ostilio Ricci’ in Fermo. The program aims to train a new generation of specialised artisans, passing down the values of craftsmanship and work with precision, manual skills, and creativity. 

FENDI also kicked off ‘Adopt a School’, an educational project in collaboration with Altagamma and the ‘Ostilio Ricci’ Institute, also located in Fermo. The ultimate goal of the project is to fight unemployment and protect Italian manufacturing skills by connecting the luxury industry, including the fashion, design, hospitality, and automotive sectors with Italian schools, mainly, technical and scientific institutes.