The shoe district of San Mauro Pascoli exists since the end of the 19th century and it includes the production units of the Province of Forlì-Cesena, within the municipalities of San Mauro Pascoli, Savignano sul Rubicone and Gatteo.
The production of San Mauro Pascoli is focused on the manufacturing of medium-high and top brands footwear. These products are characterized by the use of valuable raw materials, which are valued by craftsmanship largely made by hand. Due to these valuable features the productive focus is on women models of high fashion.
San Mauro Pascoli is an important shoes production center and some of the most famous brands of high fashion footwear are located in its area (Sergio Rossi, Pollini, Baldinini, Casadei, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Gianvito Rossi). The work on behalf of a third party is highly widespread for the big brands (Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, etc.): cooperation, even though informal, within the district’s companies enables the joint development of products with suppliers. The companies of the district are about 270 and the number of workers is above 3.800.