leather accessories

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.

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

13
July
2017

How to keep real leather bags clean

Taking care of leather goods

You’ve probably invested a lot of money in a leather handbag. To make sure it stays a forever must-keep item, it’s important to take good care of it. Whether it’s an Italian handmade leather handbag, briefcase, travel bag, belt or wallet, the same care and attention applies. Always try to protect leather goods with a reputable leather cream or treatment. Try and do this from day one and apply at least every two or three months. Proper protection can stop stains, grease as well as damage that may be caused by inclement weather.

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22
June
2017

Types Of Leather Used To Make Fine Italian Leather Wallets

Why Is Italian Leather Better?

Italy has a long history and reputation for producing some of the highest quality leather in the world. So what makes Italian-made leather so much better? The answer lies with their leather making process.

Italian leather makers combine their years of tradition with modern technologies to produce some of the highest quality leather in the world. Whereas other countries nowadays manufacture mass-produced leather using chemical tanning processes, Italian leather makers use natural tannins from plant and vegetable extracts to produce their leather.

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15
June
2017

Italian Leather Bags: The Quality of Made in Italy is Appreciated Also Abroad

Italian Leather Bags: High Quality and Durable

For as long as we know, Italy has always been known for its originality when it comes to the leather bags that they produce. Italy is one of the most well-known country for producing the best quality and fashionable leather bags. In fact they remain one of the top leather bag exporters.

Below are some of the reasons why Italy remains the top leather bag exporter in the world;

  1. Their bags are of the highest quality made from quality leather material
  2. The handcrafted leather bags are water and sun resistant
  3. They are suitable for all occasions
  4. Made from genuine cow/calf skin
  5. They are original and durable
  6. The leather bags are stylish
  7. The designs are timeless

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