For more than 40 years, Lampa has been a leader in the design and production of buttons and accessories for garments and leather goods that meet all the needs of fashion, thanks to high quality and fully customisable solutions. The company based in Grumello del Monte (Bergamo) provides its customers with a know-how that combines quality materials with high-tech applications.
Mirko Bertoli, owner of the company is not afraid of provocative questions: Why should operators of the clothing and footwear industry choose you?
«Those who come to us know that they will have at their disposal a strong team who will strive to meet their needs with professionalism and speed, working with passion and drawing on their extensive experience. The attention and intuition of the most interesting and current trends, continuous elaboration of new samples and development of new finishes is what allows us to be always one step ahead in the design and production of accessories and buttons».
What strategies have you adopted to deal with the many recent changes in the industry?
«We have had to make many commercial and product choices. In some areas, we have abandoned the role of simple wholesaler-retailer to work in direct contact with clothing and footwear manufactures. This has enabled us to greatly enhance our products and to better understand the needs and requests of designers and customers. With regards to the product, we have focused on differentiating our offer. We have gone from being a company specializing in the production of buttons and accessories in nylon, ABS and acrylic to a company capable of handling numerous other materials and of creating products very different from each other. For example, we have started to produce items in zamak metal».
What do you see in your future, also in terms of how the industry will continue to change?
«To better respond to the new market demands for increasingly smaller Orders, we are trying to improve our production flexibility. In recent years, we have seen major changes in the environmental and safety regulations for buttons, buckles, studs and accessories in general. This has led to a diversification in the selection of materials used and in the finishing processes of the product. This will surely bring new finishing technologies In the future, and we will be paying special attention to these».
What are the main features that distinguish your product?
«Our products have always stood out for the quality of workmanship and exquisite design».
What do you think is the secret of your success?
«Each year we propose two collections capable of guaranteeing complete supplies to designers and fashion houses. Innovative products, the ability to plan the production directly within the company, knowing how to interpret the trends and, above all, the use of high quality raw materials are our strengths. As I said before, we are experts in working with different materials such as nylon, ABS in different colours for accessories and footwear, natural materials and thermoplastic rubber for leisure, a line in zamak and a series of basic buttons in polyester, real horn and bone».
What are your most important markets?
«The most interesting market for us is the Italian one, where Made in Italy, quality, refinement, innovation and speed are requested by griffe».