The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium brings together 22
tanneries, all operating in Tuscany, in the area between Pisa and Florence, and sharing the same standards of production.
In the Tuscan Leather District, high quality vegetable-tanned leather, the renown Vacchetta, is still produced according to ancient methods.


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a truth to declare.


The 5 requirements of Vegetable Tanned Leather in Tuscany

The 5 requirements of Vegetable Tanned Leather in Tuscany


In order to use the trademark Vegetable Tanned Leather in Tuscany, our associated tanneries must comply with the Technical Production Regulations issued by Consortium.  This document is not a simple modus operandi which associated tanneries can change some parts but it’s a binding agreement that must be strictly respected. Vegetable Tanned Leather in Tuscany: 5 requirements The Technical Production Regulations defines “vegetable-tanned leather”,...

Our new headquarters: “casaconcia”

Our new headquarters: “casaconcia”


A project started over two years ago, with the paperwork signed and the beginning of the renovation works that would have shaped “casaconcia“, our new headquarters.  The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium has finally moved into a part of  the historical building of “Conceria dell’Orologio” in Ponte a Egola. A building restored to become a multi-purpose auditorium for the...

Signs of the past: Pistoia Underground

Signs of the past: Pistoia Underground


Pistoia Underground is not simply a place to visit, but it’s the area that reveals origins and history of this small Tuscan town. And therefore it’s an essential visit to get to know the city. The Museum of Pistoia Underground revives the Vecchio Ospedale del Ceppo, the hospital in which the Pistoian population was treated during the outbreak of the Black Death...



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