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Made in Italy


Conti of Tuscany expresses the true Made in Italy in all its forms, research, design, development and production of new models constantly. Classic materials and trendy that come exclusively from the Tuscan tanneries.

Tanneries supplying the raw materials to production, are located in the historic area of Santa Croce, is in fact part of the "Consortium of Italian leather vegetable tanned", an association that includes the tanneries between Pisa and Florence. The philosophy of the Consortium is aimed at ensuring the production of a natural leather sole, durable and high quality.

The vegetable tanning process, in which the famous 'vachetta' or Florentine leather is created, is completed in three long and complicated phases:

  • The process begins with the preparation of the rawhides, which are carefully cut by artisans and placed in rotating 'bottali' or wooden drums, large containers made of a particular type of wood. This phase, which takes place in various steps, serves to purify the skins of animal hair, proteins, fats, minerals, salts and water.
  • Once the skin has been fully prepared for vegetable tanning, it is soaked in water for many days during which time it receives natural tannins made from the extracts of Chestnut and Argentinean Quebracho trees. Here, it is transformed from animal skin into a flexible and resistant leather. Following this important step, is the dyeing and fattening of the skin which takes on a different color and pliability depending on the amount of color and fattener used.
  • The final phase is 'messa a vento' or the drying phase, in which the leather is hung to dry completely, to ensure maximum flexibility for the production of bags and accessories.

Those who choose vegetable tanned leather, choose a natural product of superior, artisan quality. In time, your leather purchase will become softer and darker, rendering it truly unique and more beautiful with every passing year.