EXPOOL is a consortium of small and medium sized artisan shoe producers operating in the Marche region, in central Italy.
For over 30 years EXPOOL promotes exportation through direct support and constant marketing activities for its members.
To continue to be a qualified point of reference for all consortium members, offering service & consultation for international trade.
EXPOOL offers companies the opportunity to affront the growing horizons of international markets, easing market entry, and promoting exportation through dedicated export marketing techniques. Fashion trends are also closely monitored as these tend to vary from market to market.
The streamline structure of EXPOOL ensures that all its members have direct personal contact with the association, without lengthy bureaucratic procedures which would only slow down its function.
EXPOOL has been operating in the shoe production sector for over 30 years.
The EXPOOL Consortium was originally founded in 1976 by the Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Association of Ascoli Piceno, in order to support small fashion companies with their export practices.
In the nineties focus was changed to concentrate solely on shoe producers who had historically been very important for the consortium.
Initially the consortium had 6 member companies, but these soon expanded and before long companies from all over the Marche region were involved. In total more than 200 companies have benefited from the services offered by EXPOOL and today the consortium has 30 active members.
From a commercial perspective EXPOOL maintains contact with both clients who are interested in footwear made by the consortium members, as well as the suppliers directly.
Both parties benefit from exclusive advantages which help and safeguard member companies through the consortium philosophy: the EXPOOL association offers its members the possibility to use services and techniques in order to achieve increased competitively in international markets.
The consortium offers member companies:
The consortium members are small-medium sized artisan companies who specialise in the production of footwear for women, men & children.
Two main fundamental prerogatives characterise the consortium members: specialisation and flexible production.
Each company specialises their production using local artisan traditions, but with a constant focus towards latest innovations. Working to the highest design, fitting and durability standards, with only the supplest raw materials our members guarantee the best of "Made in Italy" time after time.