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— Maria's World

As a young girl growing up in Sicily, Maria Gangemi was equally captivated by its open air fish and farmers markets and refined cuisine as she was by its boutiques; more specifically, the handcraft shoes displayed inside their windows. And while it was the shoes that first grabbed her attention, it was the artisans—with their individual skillsets, experiences, and perspectives—that kept it.

"I REMEMBER GOING TO NEARBY SHOPS EVERY WEEK TO SEE WHAT NEW SHOES THE LOCAL ARTISANS HAD MADE BY HAND, JUST A FEW PAIRS AT A TIME, WITH SUCH STUNNING ATTENTION TO DETAIL."

An irreplicable sentiment that stuck with her throughout her tenure as an executive in the fashion industry, Maria craved a vehicle for celebrating these local artisans from villages around Italy and sharing their craft with the rest of the world; a way to marry the quality of centuries-old practices to the advances of modern, sustainable practices. And so, in 2014, M.Gemi was born, “to keep the traditional Italian artistry passed from generation to generation alive for the next. To bring their work to fellow shoe-lovers. To create the new standard of smart manufacturing.”

"I REMEMBER GOING TO NEARBY SHOPS EVERY WEEK TO SEE WHAT NEW SHOES THE LOCAL ARTISANS HAD MADE BY HAND, JUST A FEW PAIRS AT A TIME, WITH SUCH STUNNING ATTENTION TO DETAIL."