Comunità di San Patrignano
In line with its commitment, Salvatore Ferragamo supports numerous initiatives for the San Patrignano Community, the world-famous drug rehabilitation center that seeks to train and promote disadvantaged individuals in order to reintegrate them into society, constantly upholding the principles of freedom and personal dignity. The Company has supported the participation of 13 employees in the New York City Marathon alongside the San Patrignano Running Team, as part of the “Oltre il Traguardo” project, promoted by the San Patrignano Community. Additionally, the funds saved by the choice of not printing the corporate Christmas greeting cards were allocated to two work grants: these will help two girls continue their work experience at the Community’s Leather unit after completing their rehabilitation program. On the occasion of the Sustainable Thinking exhibition at the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, a partnership has been established with the weaving laboratory of Comunità di San Patrignano: the young girls in the textile department created, for the Florence store windows, 11 large tapestries of various textures, one for each window, using Salvatore Ferragamo’s waste materials which would have otherwise be disposed of as warp and weft.