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THE PARIGINA FACTORY

After arriving in Melbourne in the mid 1960's, Italian shoemaker Silvio Ruffato opened the Parigina factory in Fitzroy. On Silvio's retirement in 1989, the factory was purchased by the Parkinson Family who wished to maintain this fine tradition of quality shoe making. Since 1970 the Parigina and later the Modena brand have become an integral part of the McCloud classical range.  The Parigina Factory is operated by three shoemakers, and managed by a third generation family member. The shoes are hand lasted and hand finished which comply with time honoured traditions of hand making.

pariginafactory2_400We produce a selection of traditional Australian made shoes and all kinds of footwear including styles featuring leather or rubber soles. The factory can manufacture shoes in width fittings from narrow to extra extra wide, including footwear that can accommodate orthotics. We can also manufacture individual shoes to suit a customer's unique fitting requirements.

It is with great pride that we can still manufacture in Australia, and the footwear produced as Parigina and Modena complies with, and is licensed by, the Australia Made Campaign Limited.

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