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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From nature to luxury: Vegetable Tanned Leather

From nature to luxury: Vegetable Tanned Leather


Vegetable tanned leather, because of the naturalness of its processing, tends to exalt its original characteristics, that is the small wrinkles and veins on the animal skin. For that reason the raw hides we use must be of top quality. Of course, the raw hides used by our tanneries are the discarded by-products of the food industry producing meat for human consumption. The...

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...

The nostalgia and the beauty of passing time

The nostalgia and the beauty of passing time


Nostalgia as a profound moment that flips, rereads our past and makes it alive again. So we should approach this state of mind, without charging it with negative facets and imagine that the returning past is just a nightmare or something to escape. Nostalgia is something different, it’s a step higher up: there’s love for life, but above all for...



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