Ethics and aesthetics are Sebastian Milano's core values. It is no coincidence that these concepts share the same letters: aesthetics cannot survive without an ethical and respectful approach to man and nature.
Our work cannot be exhausted in technical and transversal skills, but must be strengthened by a shared and unifying mindset.
At Sebastian Milano, this challenge is part of our daily life. We try to minimise the impact of our entire production system and we are always looking out for the well-being of our employees.
Italian culture is a rich example of how traditions are precious. Thanks to them and their transmission, today Sebastian Milano can rely on experts able to create perfect products, full of elegance and refinement.
REDUCTION OF CO2 WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION
Sebastian Milano is part of a large family of companies that owns, among other things, extensive photovoltaic parks. These can cover almost all the energy needs of the high-fashion warehouses on which they are installed. You can always learn something from your family, and in 2023, Sebastian Milano commissioned the design and installation of a photovoltaic system to power his craft workshop in a sustainable way. The project has been completed and the panel is now operational: we look forward to the first reports and relating them to the UN Agendas decarbonisation targets. We remain committed to achieving complete independence from non-renewable energy sources.
FIGHT AGAINST WASTE
Relying on the experience of master craftsmen and their love for their work, Sebastian Milano is now able to revive old shoes and create new collections from existing materials: more than a production cycle, a true subsistence art.
New materials are only purchased after a careful check of this stock in order to avoid unnecessary waste.
IN-HOUSE & INTERNALIZATION MANAGEMENT
All happens within our own walls. The quest for perfection have led us to internalise all possible processes: from the selection of raw materials to the delivery of our finished products.
The last step we took was to create a small in-house hemming department an all-female team capable of producing perfect seams.
NEW SPACES FOR THE PRODUCTION
The last stage, so far, of a renovation process that has seen a factory turn into a workshop and a group of
workers become masters: the entire layout of the plant has been modified over the years to ensure more
ergonomic workplaces, to improve performance and, above all, to valorise manual work.
Sebastian Milano's shoes are made of leather. Leather is nothing more than the waste of the food industry: tanneries process leather, which, as organic waste, would also have to be disposed of by farmers, inevitably causing CO2 emissions and other problems.
Sebastian Milano's own packaging is certified by the international Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The involvement is not one-way: well-being and social commitment are the other side of the sustainability equation, too often overshadowed by environmental protection.
UNLOCK NEW OPPORTUNITIES: WOMEN'S JOURNEY BACK TO WORK
Since 2022, it has been working with the City Council of Parma on the "Re-entry into the world of work is easier if done together" project, developed with the aim of implementing training and job placement programmes for disadvantaged people at risk of social exclusion. In our reality, we have accepted five women and placed them in an intern program, which in all cases has led to employment.
The training placement allows the person to perceive herself as a "working subject", acting as a social identity where there is a risk of isolation and exclusion.
FROM MASTER CRAFTSMAN TO APPRENTICE THROUGH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Inside our factory, skilled artisans with decades of experience work alongside new resources every day to pass on their know-how and continue the history of Italian culture. This allows, on the one hand, the confrontation between two totally different generations, in which one is the fortune of the other; on the other hand, the trust from those who have lived the history of the brand to the ideas of change from those who would like to write its future.
The advent of digital technology has made the work safer and more comfortable, but it can
never replace the craftsman: the handover is never from man to machine, but always from master to apprentice.