23
October
2018

Clutch bag

For the autumn: the clutch bag with shoulder strap

For your autumn events, we offer you a small bag for great events. The “removable shoulder bag” is a tiny, semi-rigid bag made of genuine soft leather. It is practical, elegant and very feminine.

With a compact and classic rectangular shape, this clutch is a simple accessory, very fine, available in different varieties of color, including pink, yellow, and red.

Equipped with an automatic button opening, it has a comfortable back pocket with zip and protective flap for the internal compartment, lined in fabric; the metal parts are golden, therefore rather precious.

The real gem, however, is the detachable shoulder strap, 145 cm long, consisting of a chain with shoulder pad in leather, for better portability.

 

Tiny and precious

 

The clutch bag is a tiny but precious handbag, suitable for elegant outfits, made of genuine leather made in Italy.

The removable shoulder strap allows you to have a more practical bag, when needed, to carry on the shoulder while keeping your hands free, and at the same time to have a more refined accessory, when the situation requires it. A precious, versatile and classy accessory.

 

Good taste and imagination

 

The small handbags like this clutch bag are a timeless symbol of good taste, style and practicality, for a woman of character and posture. The practical shoulder strap in leather and metal, provided with hooks, can be easily applied and removed depending on the occasion and the look; playing with fantasy. In short, we are dealing with a “chameleon” clutch bag!

 

10
October
2018

The tanning district of Florence

The tanning district of Florence

The district of leather and footwear in Tuscany is a reality of international importance, the excellence of the made in Italy, which has been able to react very well to the economic crisis, assuring employment. Florence has focused on luxury leather goods and thanks to this, it has won the challenge!

 

The district of luxury leather goods

 

The Florentine district is specialized in luxury leather goods. It is a classic district, which presents all the craftsmanship and industrial processes and that has managed to ride the crisis head-on.

Citing the data published by Il Sole 24 Ore (source: Centro Studi IntesaSanpaolo), among the 20 most dynamic districts for volume growth, the high-end leather goods sector in the Florence district stands out and is at the top of all the production specialization areas in Italy: with 3.8 billion exports in 2017, it has almost doubled since 2008. A result of considerable level achieved thanks to the activity of both factories owned by the major luxury brands and contractors.

The luxury leather goods of the Florentine area produce bags and wallets of the most famous world brands: Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Ferragamo, Fendi, Tiffany, Cartier, Dior, Celine, Montblanc, Givenchy and Chanel, just to name a few.

 

The footwear district

 

The industrial district of Santa Croce sull’Arno, between Florence and Pisa, is one of the most important European areas for leather tanning. It specializes in the production of footwear and leather products and is the only district whose specialization covers the entire leather production chain: in practice, from leather tanning to the finished product, mainly footwear.

Geographically, the district covers an area of about 330 square kilometers, with small to medium-sized businesses. The main production concerns leather, footwear, and leather goods. Interesting is the fact that about 40% of total production is exported.

The big names and stylists consider the Santa Croce district the fulcrum of the creation of leather. The future for the district today focuses on training and research system, ie university courses, a chemical-tanning technical institute, and the professional institute for the operator of leather processing.

 

3
October
2018

Leather products

The uniqueness of handmade leather products

A handmade leather product is something unique and reflects the soul of those who created it and who wear it.

Creativity, quality, class: three characteristics that make each and every leather handcrafted product unique and valuable. Being a natural material, leather resists time and even if it changes a bit, this detail gives each piece its own authentic personality and total exclusivity, which together give added value to the product.

 

A mix of tradition and skillful quality

 

Each bag, wallet, backpack or belt has a story to tell and incorporates a skillful quality, the result of tradition, dexterity and experience.

Choosing an accessory in leather means recognizing the class and that fascinating uniqueness, which passes through the careful selection process of precious and resistant materials, careful processing methods and reaches the unmistakable scent that distinguishes the final product. It is the emblem of quality, naturalness, durability and an all-Italian style.

 

If it’s real leather … it’s unique beauty!

 

When we talk about a craft accessory, we refer to an handmade product; the result of selection, creativity and dexterity, a mix of ancient knowledge, artisan philosophy, research and study of styles and new trends. The result is a special production, because it is very different from what is created in series, an original and unrepeatable result, an accessory that will enhance the personality of those who choose and wear it, making them unique.

If it is real leather you will not struggle to recognize its best features: softness, strength, breathability, elegance and the refined finishes of a made in Italy product that makes the difference. This is the exclusive beauty of our leather craft products.

 

 

26
September
2018

Five good reasons to prefer a leather bag

Five good reasons to prefer a leather bag

We could list even more, but in this article we have chosen to be short, so we will give you “only” five good reasons to prefer the leather bag. Do not forget that leather bags are among the accessories designed to last longer in your closets, are affordable with the advantage of making us always look good. In addition, a leather bag has a unique, unmistakable scent that no other accessory has.

Quality, versatility and durability are the main advantages of leather fashion accessories: keep this in mind in your next shopping tour!

 

  • Chameleon

The leather bag goes well with everything from an evening dress to simple jeans and t-shirts. The beauty of the leather is that it is versatile and suitable for many different occasions. And it’s like wine: it gets even better with time, giving that vintage touch that is so classy.

 

  • High quality at an affordable price

Today the bags, backpacks and wallets made by leather craftsmen have prices that are accessible for everyone. Moral: you do not need to spend a fortune to bring home a quality product and make you look great!

 

  • Capacious and resistant

Leather is a durable, robust and wear-resistant material. It is a faithful bag, suitable for both work and leisure, made of an extremely elastic material and therefore able to contain more personal items and support the weight of everyday life without suffering damage.

 

  • Enemy of the stains

Genuine leather is washable and resistant not only to time but also to stains. So, do not worry, if ice cream or a little ‘cocktail will pour on the bag during a more cheerful evening…. Your leather bag will remain the faithful companion of all time, without stains or unwanted halos.

 

  • Hypoallergenic and “green”

Leather is hypoallergenic par excellence because it does not have a porous fiber; therefore, it can not accommodate powders or mites. So, if you choose a bag made with this material, it will be very difficult to find it dusty at the bottom of the drawer or closet after a season of downtime. Another noteworthy detail is that leather is processed according to regulated processes and respecting the environment, and the bags, like other fashion accessories, are produced with “recycled” leather from cattle for slaughter. So there is no waste or unnecessary sacrifice.

19
September
2018

The preparation of a leather product

The preparation of a leather product

The realization of a leather product requires different important processes: from cutting to quality control, passing through the preparation and assembly of the components. All stages that underline the mastery of the craftsmen of this sector, pride of our Made in Italy.

The cutting

The first phase is the cutting. The skins are first checked and selected, with the latest generation of electronic machinery, after which the various parts that will comprise the bag, the wallet or another accessory are cut: leather, flocking, linings or different reinforcements.

The splitting

Subsequently, the preparation of the leather product involves the splitting phase, which is achieved by lowering the thickness of the leather according to the type of bag that is being produced, adjusting its stiffness or softness. Thus the edges of the various components of the bag are smoothed.

During the various stages of processing, the skin may undergo modifications, ie it may retreat or lengthen. A margin of about 4 mm is then left at the edge, which increases the perimeter of the dial of the bag.

The re-cutting

After having rechecked and assembled all the parts of the bag, the re-cutting allows to finish the product, according to the exact proportions. This allows to meticulously finish the edges of the bag, using the same colors or deliberately creating color contrasts.

The assembly

This is the final stage and can be carried out on different types of machinery, but some steps – depending on the product and who makes it – can be done by hand, to give value to the craftsmanship of the product. Moreover, depending on the type of object, the operations of brushing and polishing of the leather can be the next steps.