Schmid S.p.A.


Schmid Spa, leading converter company in the footwear and leathergoods industry, is a trademark in the fashion industry.

Founded in 1942 by the Swiss entrepreneur Walter Schmid, over the years it continued to grow and evolve, adapting to the needs of a market in continuous transformation.

The ability to manufacture top quality products, in co-operation with the major firms, is always a characteristics of all the Schmid’s products.

Product quality is guaranteed thanks to a careful control of materials and production processes. Collaboration with suppliers guarantees the client a product that completely satisfies expectations and the respect of delivery schedules.

Product innovation is what, in a global and highly competitive market, differentiates Schmid from its competitors and makes it unique in the industry.

A department entirely dedicated to design research and material development, ongoing contacts with leading trend setters and partnerships with the best schools, academies and universities enable Schmid to offer a constantly updated and trendy product range.

Schmid, based in Milan, has a stock availability for more than 300 types of fabrics.
The company does not require minimum orders and offers feasibility studies, customized products and technical support.

In 2016 Schmid produced:

  • 90.000 meters of satin
  • 70.000 meters of tulle fabric and nettings
  • 35.000 meters of glitter
  • 30.000 meters of Lurex
  • 30.000 meters of velvet
  • 15.000 meters of vinyl
  • 20.000 meters of natural fibres
  • 20.000 metres of assorted, various, other products: stretch fabrics, microfibers, laces, sequin

More than 300.000 meters of products delivered worldwide to all the major brands of fashion industry.

About 60% of the company’s revenues stem from Italian brands that export “Made in Italy” design worldwide. France, Spain, Great Britain and the U.S. are the main foreign markets, followed by Portugal, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Greece and China.

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The starting point for the next SS 2019 is the ‘natural element’ interpreted in a metamorphic key.

Surprise: Schmid also means reinforcing fabrics

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Schmid’s technical/sports materials

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Schmid continues to believe in young people

The world’s leading brand for the production of converters in the footwear and leather goods sector has been collaborating with the most important fashion and design schools for many years, promoting the growth of young talented designers and demonstrating that they are always looking to the future of fashion.

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Schmid, the brands that matter confirm its success

The fact that the Lombard company Schmid, which is one of the most important converters in the footwear industry, has been chosen by some of the most famous international brands proves the excellence of its productions.

Schmid and Arsutoria School, quality and creativity together at Lineapelle

The Schmid stand at Lineapelle displayed the creations of young designers who trained at the Arsutoria School, one of the most important fashion schools in the footwear and leather goods industry, made with the finest materials from the milanese company.

Textile Talents Contest: the awards ceremony at Lineapelle

The first edition of the contest for young designers promoted by Schmid is in the home stretch: three winners – students of the three participating schools (of Milan, London and Saint Petersburg) – will be selected in September by a jury presided over by Mario Boselli

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