Style

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.

 

12
September
2018

Backpack

Combine a backpack with an elegant look

Do you think it is not possible to combine a backpack with an elegant look? Yet we can, indeed it is also trendy! As long as you choose a leather backpack, a versatile accessory, able to be elegant and sporty at the same time.

Genuine leather backpacks are a quality product that goes well with a refined and elegant look. It not only embellishes your outfit but adds a touch of personal style and gritty, which leaves room for the most diverse combinations.

Classic with style

The most classic version goes perfectly with an elegant dress: the classic backpacks can be comfortable trunks to carry on the arm or shoulder; while the removable shoulder strap offers the possibility to choose, depending on the event and the outfit adopted, how to wear the backpack. There is also no lack of colored versions, more casual, and two-tone leather backpacks, with floral or patterned inserts or prints, for those who like to adopt a more lively touch in their look.

 

Always practical and durable

Why should you ever give up your leather backpack for an elegant dress?

Everything is possible, if worn with style and matched with taste. Always remember that leather is synonymous with durability, resistance and absolute quality.

The backpack also allows to bring everything you need with you and to move in speed, to have your hands free, to tighten and hug whatever and whoever you want and to hasten the pace without having to contort. In short, with it you find practicality and refinement in every occasion, in a single accessory.

 

4
July
2018

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.

30
May
2018

Tips: how to clean your leather backpack

A holiday at the sea, a bike tour or a motorbike excursion: the summer days are more and more dynamic and funny and, if you count to bring your “faithful” leather backpack with you, it is good to know that in case of unexpected stains, there is no need to despair because everything can be solved. Moreover, to keep the leather in good condition, do not forget a little “maintenance”, which means to hydrate it periodically.

 

Three tips

 

Here are three practical tips to clean your backpack or your leather bag.

  1. Do not use water, in order to avoid worsening the situation. For instance, on the leather, we could create halos that are difficult to remove.
  2. Much depends on the type of stain: if it is a slight trace of dirt, you can take a cotton swab or a white rag soaked with neutral detergent milk (the one you use to remove make-up on your face).
  3. With the cotton swab gently rub the stain and let the backpack dry, avoiding direct sun, if possible.

 

Ordinary maintenance

How to do the “ordinary maintenance” of your leather backpack?

Sometimes the leather needs to be hydrated – especially in the Summer, when it is more exposed to the sun, heat and wind – just like the skin of our body, you can use a fairly solid moisturizer, not overly greasy.

For polishing, you can use an old grandma’s remedy: rub a pair of nylon stockings to make the backpack shinier and ready for the whole Summer.