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Tailoring industry

The clothing district in Empolese-Valdelsa

Over the years ' 50 Empolese-Valdelsa area was characterized by strong growth in the field of fashion, textile, leather and clothing industries which twenty years ago accounted for approximately 20% of manufacturing output of territory.

The Empolese-Valdelsa constituted an actual garment district, the birthplace of waterproof and coats. In the years ' 80 reached the peak reaching approximately 20,000 employees in total of the 11 municipalities that make up the area.

The town of Empoli was the protagonist in the clothing sector, producing women's clothing, hats, trenche, embroidery and button factories; Castelfiorentino followed with a flourishing production of underwear and camicetteria.

Within a short time in this type of production we went alongside thetanning with the birth of many small leather goods companies that have affected and still affect the municipalities from Cerreto Guidi reaching Fucecchi or, the latter "capital" of the footwear industry.

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