THIS IS A STORY ABOUT
Tradition, passion, and innovation
We transcend the ever-changing trends of fashion to deliver a timeless style that values tradition — like the time-honoured secrets passed down from a father to his son (Ereditá di Famiglia). Our shoes are made with passion and unique Italian expertise, ensuring your shoes will last a lifetime.
We believe high quality craftsmanship should be accessible to all. And, by leveraging innovations with online shopping, we’re able to cut out the middle-man and connect our artisans to the people. So, feel at-ease knowing that innovations in our distribution and communication process makes us closer to you.
Our story started when our passion for italian craftsmanship — how shoes should be made — met our desire to jump in on a new challenge.
By the end of 2015, our founder realized there was a gap in the market between exorbitantly priced high-end luxury labels that produce high quality hand-crafted goods, and fast-fashion labels that offer cheap but poor quality products that do not meet the standards of the discerning shoe lover, but also seeking imponent designs as our value added.
In the beginning, it was anything but easy. We envisioned creating a local label that could be shared worldwide. A local label where the product begins in a small workshop in the Restrepo, in Bogota where the design, and the craftsmanship took place and each shoe is crafted by local artisans with knowledge that has been handed down for generations, and with Italian expertise of how shoes should be made.
We overcome many obstacles on the path to achieving our dream. So we founded our shoemaking Factory at Restrepo, a small shoemaking business. From our grandfather to our fathers and to us, our entire family could make shoes.
It was here that we learned to value the intimate details, and unique process for achieving quality. The privilege of working with Colombian artisans, has been our biggest success to date. Without them, we would not have access to this secret world of shoemaking artistry.
Why the name
During the Second World War the Lignarolo family migrates to Colombia, to start over, a fresh start.
Craftsmanship emerged from the destruction of war to be a pillar of national industry. It helped to rebuild Italy after the war, only to be later crushed by something else — mass production.
So we started from there, inspired by the FAMILY HISTORY — a symbol of Sicilian strength, resilience, and skill. Lignarolo represents innovation and rebirth, restoring the value to traditional craftsmanship and high quality products.
Ereditá di Famiglia
"I’ve always loved revolutionizing the world of shoe and fashion. I like to learn people’s tastes and the way they differ from country to country, to offer quality shoes at the best prices"