At the Rinascente luxury store in Milan, we presented the project of vocational training for women and men of the community. With a new collection of bags and small leather goods, made entirely from the San Patrignano community under the wise guidance of the Tod’s Group. This new exciting project has involved residents that made leather goods, developing a completely new line of handbags; pochettes; wallets and credit cards. This project has reinforced the importance of vocational training, and is carried out by the residents of San Patrignano. Thus putting into practice what they learned from the work of technicians and craft workers of the Tod’s Group. Transferring to the community the necessary know-how to the realization of prototypes. “A tremendous opportunity for our residents. – Explains Clara Poli, head of the community leather workshop. – By reading in their eyes the passion, the enthusiasm and see how hard they have carried out the collection. This is a proof of their desire to compete. So choosing a profession in a process of renewal can make them passionate as nothing had succeeded so far. “To support this partnership, the Group Tod’s, is continuing the path that turns its attention to initiatives of solidarity, following with passion and conviction all stages of project development. How to buy the bags: The products will also be sold through e-commerce sites and www.tods.com www.theluxer.com and at some outlets of Tod’s Group. The revenue of this initiative will be used for the realization and financing of their projects. This represents an important training tool and incentive for young people of San Patrignano. The Tod’s Group has followed with passion and pride this project, donating leathers and raw materials necessary to the implementation of the collection and, in view of the training materials, supported by the stylistic point of view the definition of models and prototyping of the same, allowing the use of our design office. The importance of training has been strengthened by the work of the technicians who have the know-how transferred to the community. “A tremendous opportunity for our residents – explains Clara Poli, head of the community leather workshop – you can read in their eyes the passion, enthusiasm and see how hard they have carried out the collection, being the demonstration of their desire to compete, choosing a profession in a process of renewal that passionate them as nothing had succeeded so far. “The future of the project includes a further development, for the commercialization of this collection through a luxury group Tod’s boutique The Luxer and through sanpatrignano.org site. Information Tod’s Group: The Tod’s Group has always paid attention to initiatives of solidarity, dedicated since 2012, giving 1% of net profit, to support organizations working to support young people. The goal is to make the totally autonomous community in project management (from procurement to production to marketing), with the constant support of the Tod’s group.