The Bordinificio Barbieri – specialized in making components for footwear, accessories and clothing – introduced an incredible luminous upper

At the beginning of the ‘70s, after experience first in a shoe factory and then with a heel manufacturer, in the basement of an apartment in Valeggio, Bruno Barbieri started up a new business, still in the sector of footwear components, producing trimmings of leather and synthetic materials to which was later added a range of welts.

Today Bordinificio Barbieri offers the trade entirely Italian products, many of them designed for making sandals, mules, shoes, boots, health goods for men, women and children, in synthetic materials or real leather. The firm also offers articles for bags, luggage, belts and components for clothing.

Above all the Veronese firm is renowned for continual research of avant-guardaesthetic and technical solutions also in line with the most popular current trends. An example of this was the introduction, during the latest Lineapelle fair in Bologna, of an innovative luminous upper. It seems almost incredible but the producer has managed to create an upper enhanced by a decoration composed of various optical fibers that can illuminate the model with elegant little points of light.

A really fascinating touch which should amaze everyone next summer. This is all made possible by incorporating in the midsole the batteries that charge the optical fibers.

Great artisanal craftsmanship combined with technology and continual fashion research make Bordinificio Barbieri a leading firm in the sector of components for footwear, accessories and clothing.