Italy is the European country with the largest number of craft enterprises: around 1 million and 400 thousand.
The term is usually applied to traditional methods of producing goods. The craftsman is a person who essentially uses the skill of his own hands and who applies techniques handed down from generation to generation. The advent of industrial civilization has greatly reduced the craftsmanship, which however has never disappeared and that for some decades has regained its vitality
Surrounded more and more by mass-produced objects, many of us feel the need for original and personalized objects, be they furniture, clothes, bags or objects for the home. A vast sector has therefore been revitalized, ranging from the processing of wood, metals and glass to clothes.