It all started with window shopping.
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 the handmade shoes displayed in boutiques’ windows. It was the artisans behind the shoes, however, that kept her attention.
Determined to preserve the centuries-old, generational craft and livelihood of these makers,
Maria created M.Gemi: a modern, sustainable mission to create beautiful product that matters.
“Every time you look down at your M.Gemi shoes, you can be proud to know the finest Italian artisans created them. And the workers who build the shoes are treated with the highest respect, fairness, and kindness.”
We only rely on the world’s best—straight from Italy.
From Toscana to Naples and Pisa, we produce exclusively throughout Italy for its high-quality leathers and unparalleled craftsmanship that’s passed down from one generation to the next. Each and every region inspires our design process in different ways.
Our artisans are family.
We believe in preserving the world’s finest, centuries-old craft via the families who are willing to share it—and treating them with the respect they deserve. As these makers welcome us into their family, we welcome them into ours.
We make product you can be proud about.
Each week we release new, limited-edition designs. By effectively speeding up the supply chain and building small batches of inventory more rapidly than typical manufacturing models, we’ve created limited surplus inventory, allowing us to keep our product out of landfills and in your closet at an accessible price point.