With the low cost of labor in the Far East, why should anyone still come to buy from Italy? There are 7 important reasons that Italy is a "must" when it comes to buying for those in the clothing, footwear, furniture and design businesses.

1) Tradition: Italy has a centuries long, deeply-rooted tradition in fashion and handicrafts. It is one of the few countries left where artisans and craftsmen take
such pride in their work.

2) Creativity: Italians have a history of being innovative and creative, generating a strong and steady flow of new ideas, concepts and designs that set the trends and fashions worldwide.

3) Know-how: In Italy you will not only find imagination and creativity, but also the knowledge and the know-how that makes the Italian designers and craftspeople among the most skilled and versatile in the world.

4) Versatility: Italian manufacturers have developed an extremely flexible production system, where low quantities and competitive prices are not a contradiction.

5) Quality/price ratio: The care that goes into Italian products of all types leads to a quality that is almost unbeatable. When you know which manufacturers to turn to,
that quality comes at a price that will surprise you. (see 2nd case history).

6)
Delivery lead time: To make the combination of low quantities, high quality and competitive prices even more attractive, the delivery lead time of Italian manufacturers is considerably shorter than anywhere else in the world. This allows you to make
up-to the minute changes in production, lowering your risk as you stay on top of market changes.

7)
Product development and improvement: The design talent and know-how of Italian manufacturers is available to help you improve and modify your products instead of merely reproducing them, as manufacturers in other parts of the world would do.

At Equatoriale, we have the intimate knowledge and the experience to help you make the most of the creativity, flexibility and quality of the best Italian manufacturers.