“Young people are the engine of any society, the force that ensures continuity and the future. However, they must have the chance to demonstrate their worth and their abilities.”

Wanda Miletti Ferragamo, Chairwoman

The Foundation’s main mission is to offer young people, who focus their activity on fashion, design and the highest forms of Italian handcraftsmanship, opportunities of professional growth and training in line with values and principles at the root of Made in Italy concept and on which Salvatore Ferragamo based his work: passion for handcraftsmanship, technological innovation and creativity, the bound with local cultural identity.

The Foundation organizes training courses, laboratories, cultural initiatives and publications in partnership with public and private bodies and institutions with similar scopes.

It will grant awards and scholarships to enable young people to develop original, creative and innovative projects and to delve into new areas of exploration.

Indeed, the Foundation, established in Florence on 15 March 2013 at the wish of  Wanda Ferragamo and her sons’s, aims to promote awareness of Salvatore Ferragamo and his work. To achieve these aims, it is essential to protect and promote Ferragamo’s historic archive, which contains the documents, patents and products that tell the story of his entire professional career. The Foundation’s activities will include many forms of collaboration with Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, which can offer a significant contribution to the organisation of exhibitions, seminars and educational projects, in line with the Foundation’s mission.