La Sportiva possesses a strong passion for the mountains and the environment this is why there is always a consciousness of what kind of impact the factory has on the outdoor world. By using a proactive approach to business La Sportiva can critically check existing processes as well as do extensive research to develop ways of reducing negative impacts and creating the best possible product for its consumers.
La Sportiva owns and operates its own state-of-the-art factory in Italy. This small, 150 person, factory is truly an anomaly in today's footwear world characterized by hyper-competitiveness and extreme pricing pressures which have lead most modern outdoor footwear companies to the solution of outsourced production contractors. La Sportiva's factory is located in Ziano di Fiemme, a small mountain village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites. The tradition and heritage of handmade footwear lives on in this magical alpine valley existing in the shadows of jagged limestone peaks and glaciated valleys where alpine masters such as Bonatti and Messner plied their craft.