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28
April
2021

What you wear expresses the person you are: psychology of the bag.

The way a person wears a bag reveals many characteristics of us. The bag, in fact, is not just an accessory but a way of being and a behavioral code. 

Bag sizes

Small, medium or large bag? The model you choose may indicate that you are a confident and control-loving bag, or an expansive and creative person.

Small bags tend to indicate that you are an independent person and often travel with only the bare essentials, which makes you an ambitious and confident person. 

Medium and large bags, on the other hand, indicate a person who wants to be in control of all situations, trying to carry all the essentials to be ready for any eventuality. 

The difference between the medium and large bag is purely aesthetic, as the medium sized bag looks more professional than the previous one. 

Tote Bag

Let’s start with the largest bag, the Tote Bag.

Inside this bag you can fit everything from a laptop to an umbrella to a makeup bag or snacks for snacks. 

The convenience of this type of bag is in fact, the functionality of the pockets and space it offers. 

Generally the Tote, see here an example, is carried on the shoulder. The particularity of this fit, translates as whimsy and practicality. 

Characterizing a versatile style, always focused on comfort and giving nothing to chance. 

Satchel

The Bauletto, or otherwise a typical hand bag, denotes elegance, style and femininity. See here

The handbag fit serves to re-brand a decisive role of a winning woman with a strong personality. Even the mere thought that using the hand bag, allows you to walk around with only one arm available, translates as a great determination of a multitasking person. 

The cross body bag

If you use a cross body bag in your daily life, you are a super active person, perpetually on the move and well focused on comfort.

Depending on the position of the bag in relation to the body, two different behavioral attitudes are emphasized: if it falls to the front, it indicates shyness, if it falls back it is an indication of a very busy person focused on his goals. 

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Forearm

A bag worn on the forearm denotes a strong desire for distinction and style, for a person of sophisticated style and slight haughtiness. 

If you see yourself in this definition, this bag may be right for you.

Backpack

People who wear backpacks as a habitual accessory are very creative, good, honest and friendly people. 

The backpack represents the accessory par excellence of lightheartedness and a pinch of naivety, choose the style. See here an example. 

14
April
2021

The reason for the relevance of Made in Italy.

How come “Made in Italy” is so renowned all over the world? What are the statistical rates on which the market is based? Read more.

  • What does a Made in Italy bag offer?

Buying a Made in Italy bag means choosing in the first place craftsmanship, study and creative design based on specific research of the best leathers and tanneries in circulation. 

Real leather, like the one offered by Florence Leather Market, is worked in the heart of Tuscany, in Florence.

Florence differs from other Italian cities for the origin and historical tradition of leather goods, which you can read about here.

Choosing a bag Made in Italy, means selecting a bag entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, with certification of the unique product, which differs from all others even in the smallest details of production. 

The excellence of genuine Tuscan leather is perceived by two of the main five senses: touch and smell. 

  • How does Made in Italy leather goods differ?

Within the production of leather handbags “Made in Italy“, you can find valuable features such as the plot of Italian style and culture.

Florence Leather Market offers a wider selection of products, based on a sober, true and always up-to-date style. The fundamental peculiarity of our bags and of the whole Tuscan production is: authenticity. 

Functionality, quality and resistance are peculiarities designed to ensure the buyer to fall in love with a good product of utility, comfort and durability over time. Genuine leather has in fact the peculiarity of acquiring more beauty with the passage of use over time. 

Handcrafted leather bags are ideal to stand out from the rest of the crowd, enhancing an evening dress and at the same time giving a fashionable look to a day outfit with jeans. 

The bags, as we have often argued, are not just an aesthetic accessory, but an element of utility essential to carry personal effects. 

  • How important is it in the marketplace?

The Italian leather industry has always had positive feedback all over the world, both in terms of development and style, and in terms of quality and economy. 

According to statistical studies, the leather industry only in 2015, has produced more than 5000 billion euros that have significantly increased the national economy, giving the opportunity to many people to learn a trade and spread the ancient skill. 

This industry in recent years has done nothing but grow thanks to its trade that has allowed it to spread, even more, the beauty and craftsmanship of Made in Italy. 

Italy is the seventh importing country in the world, and the second world exporter to most countries, among which the main ones are: France, Japan, United States, Hong-Kong and China.

8
April
2021

All leather dyeing techniques, discover them on Florence Leather Market

Leather dyeing, origin and history

Over the years the dyeing of leather has made giant strides.Many techniques have been developed for this result, able to give different effects and completely different shades. The dyes used can be both of plant origin such as, for example, some types of timber, or chemical and artificial dyes, such as so-called aniline dyes.

Nowadays there are numerous techniques for coloring leather (the colors of fashion, discover the harmony! , click here), processes that are normally carried out in indoor environments such as tanneries.

Coloring with spraying machinery

Among the techniques for coloring leather we certainly find the dye spray, a type of coloring that is obtained by using a specialized machine composed of guns that spray color on the skins by rotating. Spray dyeing is very practical especially because it allows you to achieve a satisfactory result in a short time, and especially by minimizing the use of labor. 

Bottal colouration

The bottal dyeing is one of the most known and used. This practice involves immersing the leathers to be dyed inside containers with water and a preset color solution .Subsequently, the containers are heated until the liquid inside them does not reach the temperature of about 50 /60 degrees, operation which also takes place thanks to the circulatory movement of the container.

Pad colouring on a table or on a brush

The table-top swab dyeing technique is mainly used for leather that has been worked and tanned with alum or tannin. A convex table made of sheet copper is used to implement this procedure. On this surface, a specialized technician stretches one skin at a time, and using a brush of horsehair previously inserted in the dye, colors the skin. This procedure, of course, is one of the longest, both for the process itself and for the workforce employed.

Dyes using natural dyes

As we have already said, coloring leather is an operation that can also take place following a road of the whole, or almost, natural, using for example materials such as camping wood, a dark red material. This element is mainly produced in areas such as the Antilles and Latin America, but can also be found in Spain, in Santo Domingo, Martinique, England, Guadeloupe, Honduras and Haiti. 

In addition to this material, there are also other types of woods that can be used as natural dyes, such as sandalwood or red wood, or even stem wood, which gives the leather a reddish yellow color.

Florence Leather Market, has been working in the leather sector for years, and for the creation of its products, uses high quality materials, tanned, processed and dyed in Italy,using state-of-the-art, sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques. These features make all the accessories of Florence Leather Market impeccable, original and able to last in time.

Come and discover our collection of leather accessories, from bags, wallets, in different colors and models, you will surely find what is right for you.

21
March
2021

The origins of Florence and the noble craft, the leatherworker.

The Florentine leather is known around the world as a guarantee of good quality and tradition Made in Italy.

How did the craft of leatherworking come about?

Origins

The art of this craft dates back to 1200 with headquarters in Pisa for the best tanneries in the area. Here, they had a great availability of hides and raw materials supplied by Sardinia and Spain where the greatest cattlemen of the time resided.

On October 9th 1406 the Florentine citizens decided to move towards the birthplace of the tannery, Pisa, to conquer the city and acquire the trade. By doing so, the richest and noblest families of Florence decided to invest on the tanning artisans by moving the production to their city.

Since the beginning, the production of leather was established near the Arno river between Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria, creating the District of Santa Croce which was and still is the heart of craftsmanship.

The proximity to the river Arno was fundamental for the supply of leather and industrial development, to ensure an optimal tanning process thanks to the amount of water and the transport of goods.

Leather goods managed to remain, despite market crises, always a sector in great expansion ensuring jobs to more than 20 municipalities in Tuscany.

An incredible fact for those times!

Currently how important is it?

According to some statistical data the Tuscan leather industry indicates the main manufacturing sector in Italy, always up-to-date with market trends by responding to consumer needs with innovation, quality and historical custom.

In 2019 for example, the Tuscan leather industry went from 6 to 8 billion in exports, marking a 33% increase in overall turnover! Well, that’s not all!

Some of the biggest international brands reside on the province of Florence, taking advantage of the historical reality, the tradition of craft handed down and the best leathers around.

Florence Leather Market Ethics

What Florence teaches about the art and nobility of manufacturing, represents the general ethos of our company Florence Leather Market, which selects and produces with the most careful attention to detail.

The thing that distinguishes us is the constant research of market and target customers to remain always relevant with our products and satisfy our consumer.

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Also read our latest article on the bag models that made history here, and here the most desired and iconic ones in the world!

 

14
March
2021

The models of the bag that made the history of this accessory.

The bag, the feminine accessory par excellence

The bag represents the icon of femininity, is an accessory that no woman can do without, in fact, in addition to being a way to complete their outfits is also a useful and functional container to always bring with you necessary objects such as your smartphone, wallet or keys.

In the world there are thousands of bags from the largest to the smallest, from the most particular shape to the most linear, an infinity able to satisfy the tastes of all women.

Throughout history, numerous models of this accessory have been made, from the clutch, to the shopping bag, to the shoulder bag, or the shoulder bags, all produced with different materials, such as leather, canvas and many others.

Let’s see together the bags that have made the history of fashion (discover also the most desired bags in the world, click here).

Fend with his Peekaboo

Let’s start with a bang! This bag originated in 2009, and immediately entered the heart of everyone especially for its comfort and versatility, combined with the unique elegance of the brand. The bag consists of a handle and two compartments, has been reproduced in several variations and colors depending on the season of release.

Salvatore Ferragamo with the W Bag

This accessory was specially made around the 70s by Fiamma Ferragamo in honor of his mother Wanda. The bag is an accessory for the day, minimal conforming simple but always very chic.

Fendi with the Baguette

The model Baguette, (name that derives, of course, from the type of bread typical French, because the accessory reminds a lot of the shape) was born in 1997, and has been loved by all since the beginning, both for its practicality and for the versatility with which it can be combined with different outfits.

Yves Saint Laurent and Mombasa

Tom Ford gives birth in 2001 this bag, unique in its original and extremely beautiful. Characterized by deer handle, the bag combines elegance and glamour in a single accessory.

Gucci with his Jackie

The Jackie bag represents the bag with a capital B. From the name it is immediately understood that in its realization the Gucci brand was inspired by the personality bearer of style and elegance of Jaqueline Kennedy, who gave the go-ahead for the rise of this bag in the fashion world.

Balenciaga and its City

In 2003 this bag was born, coordinated with fringed studs and a small mirror included. The city has a rather square shape, and you can wear it in several different contexts, to go and give a touch of glamour to your outfits.

Bottega Veneta with Knot

The Knot is the icon of the clutch and still represents one of the most sold bags of the Bottega Veneta brand. The bag is extremely classy and is distinguished by the famous weave of the manufacturer.

Yves Saint Laurent and his Muse

Muse sees the light in 2006, and although it looks very simple and minimal It is actually made up of 40 parts carefully joined together by the artisans of the house.