About Us

We break down all the barriers to #DemocratizeManufacturing and connect the global community of fashion entrepreneurs and designers to Italian manufacturers.

MakersValley began in the imagination of an Italian clothing merchant’s son, in a small, Italian village.

Growing up, Alessio Iadicicco witnessed major fashion houses shuttering family-owned artisan shops with unreasonable demands. The smaller craftsman shops simply couldn’t compete with the pace and prices of cheap apparel labor from outside Italy.

He also met fashion designers who struggled to find reputable and affordable manufacturers for their clothing lines. He listened to their stories about harsh minimum order requirements, messy project management, and the startling lack of creative protections they had in the fashion designer-manufacturer relationship.

He knew it had to change.

Today, MakersValley connects fashion designers in more than 100 countries and territories with a network of nearly 200 independent Italian manufacturers.

We want anyone, no matter where they live or what language they speak, to be able to work with quality artisans who create beautiful fashion products.

We commit to enabling greatness not only for the fashion designers in our Valley, but also for the Italian artisans who bring their creations to life.

There’s no reason fashion manufacturing shouldn’t be ethical, transparent, and high-quality. It’s time to introduce the beauty of Made in Italy to the world.

Our Values

Authenticity

We are committed to transparency. We say what we mean and mean what we say.

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Each Maker and manufacturer in our global network has a unique story. We democratize manufacturing by enabling designers and artisans to write a couple of their chapters together.

Made in Italy

We celebrate the artistry of “Made in Italy” and the men and women who have made it a hallmark of quality for generations.

Our Team

Alessio Iadiccico

CEO & Co-Founder

Jessica Donovan

Marketing Director

Francesco Lisetto

Italy Commercial Director

Tiffany Chimal

COO & Co-Founder

Anna Brancaccio

Italy Quality Control Rep.

Franca Gragnaniello

Italy Country Manager

Babajide Okusanya

CTO & Co-Founder

Furia

MV Mascot