Gucci École de l’Amour represents an innovative way to pass on know-how and develop skills associated with the House’s artisanal craft and production methods.
Launched in 2018, Gucci École de l’Amour is a special school hosted in the futuristic centre of Gucci ArtLab that provides a unique training experience, including:
- Craftsmanship School (Scuola dei Mestieri): a six-month programme in Gucci ArtLab, aimed at high school graduates and/or unemployed youth from 18 to 26 years old, with the objective of educating trainees in the entire product design and production process for leather goods and shoes.
- Factory School (Scuola di Fabbrica): a bi-monthly programme in Gucci’s factories, with the objective of training people to become ‘production operators’ specialising in specific leather goods and shoes manufacturing operations. This programme too is aimed at high school graduates and/or unemployed youth from 18 to 26 years old.
- ArtLab and Factories Academy (Accademia ArtLab e Fabbriche): an internal programme aimed at offering specific technical training for Gucci employees working in different departments and in the Gucci factories.
Inspiring teachers of the courses are a combination of our specialist artisans and managers, who dedicate part of their time to educating, and retired former colleagues, who wish to transmit their own unique knowledge to their successors.
The passing on of skills, know-how and experience, especially in the fields of craftsmanship and production, is essential for the long-term sustainability of a company like Gucci, which will always respect the traditions of makers, even as it pioneers the designs of the future.