italian handmade leather

21
March
2018

The secrets of leather processing

Leather processing is a fascinating and very ancient practice, dating back to prehistoric times, when man used this material to cover and cope with everyday needs. Sumerians, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, many peoples have left us evidence of how the leather was a central part of their life and how these civilizations worked and used it in various ways.

Leather, a life partner

We can therefore say that leather has always been a precious companion of human life. It is no coincidence that it is a sought-after and widely used raw material for making garments, shoes, bags and other accessories, even jewelery. But what are the secrets to obtain high quality items, able to really make the difference?

The secret for quality items

In order to obtain high-quality objects that last over time, two things are essential:

  • the choice
  • the cut of the leather

After evaluating the selection and cutting of the leather, it will be subjected to conservation processes through dehydration, with the aim of keeping it in good condition, in fact, excellent condition until the tanning operations are started. Preservation can take place in various ways: by drying in air on stretched skins, salting with denatured sea salt, pickling by immersion and fulling in a bath saturated with denatured sea salt to which sulfuric acid is added.

From tanning to final processing

With the term tanning we mean the steps to which the skins of animals are subjected to make them rot-proof and transform them into leather.

Before moving on to the actual tanning operations, which serve to give the leather greater resistance to wear, maximum water resistance and maximum porosity to air and water vapor (sweat), we proceed to the preparation, washing and soaking of the skin (a treatment to eliminate foreign substances). The following steps in the processing of leather are: depilation, calcination and splitting up to trimming, deliming, degreasing, pickling and washing. These are all essential steps to achieve the desired thickness and thus create high-quality leather objects.

14
March
2018

New: Luisa bag

The “Luisa” bag is a delicious novelty that will be hard to resist! Elegant, functional, comfortable and very chic, “Luisa” is the perfect bag for work, an aperitif, the outing with friends, in short, for all those occasions when you need a practical but stylish bag.

There is room for everything!

Its capacity makes it the perfect companion for your longest days, a classmate for your impossible missions! Wallets, cosmetic bag, diary, smartphone, keys of house and car … you will not have to renounce anything!

 

Luisa, “the glorious fighter”

The name Luisa derives from the German and means “glorious fighter”; well, with this bag you can also triumphantly deal with your most demanding days, bringing with you everything you need, naturally with the utmost elegance!

Do you like the idea? So, you just have to choose the color and decide if you prefer to carry it over the shoulder or by hand, like a real “city bag”!

7
March
2018

Unmissable accessory: the calf leather belt

A must in your wardrobe is the calf leather belt. First of all because the belt has many advantages: complete your outfit, support the skirt or trousers, it is an accessory that can enhance or change the style of your clothing, giving a soul to your look! A decisive and classy touch.

Soft, elegant and quality

The belt in calf leather, as well as being soft and elegant, is a refined accessory even if sober, in step with current fashion and, if crafted, conveys a sense of attention to detail and good taste in dress. That’s why you can not absolutely miss it in your closet. Whether it is thin or larger, suede, smooth or two-tone, the calf leather belt is confirmed as an original and trendy accessory.

 

Three useful tips

Three things you must not forget when choosing your calf leather belt:

  • Opt for a 100% Made in Italy accessory
  • The craftsmanship is a must
  • Try it always to test the best fit on you and the combination you like best

29
June
2017

Leather bag models: tell me what bag you wear and I will tell you who you are

Leather bag models the female soul

 

Take a woman sporting a soft calfskin leather shoulder bag in Prussian with a tan strap and I’ll show you a girl with a sense of fun, stylish yet practical as she hitches the bag under her elbow and hops onto a tram car in Vienna. She can hug the bag on her lap as she takes in the ambience of the locals and tourists around her. A bowling bag on the other hand, with a long adjustable strap, is worn by a ‘need to have it all with me’ friend who always has the tissues handy, the lip balm and other needful things that you love her for. Her bag is in pink with a decorative padlock to keep her circle of friends safe.

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8
June
2017

Add a small leather wallet to your accessories

Which leather wallet to choose

 

Italian handmade leather wallets ooze charm and elegance in equal measure. Designed and made from “A” class leather, they offer a must-have accessory for men who like quality items. The question small or large leather wallet, which one to choose, depends on individual taste and use. There is a huge range of styles and sizes of leather wallets to choose from, each handmade to be practical as well as fashionable. These everyday accessories are robust, elegant and functional, perfect for the man about town.

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