Look to the future by rediscovering the past!
This is our philosophy in the rediscovery and revival of ancient traditions in the vegetable tanning of leathers that reach the highest levels of quality and eco-sustainability..
The answer of Vecchia Toscana to guarantee an eco-sustainable product is vegetable!
Hence our Vegetable Revolution, a division dedicated solely to the production of vegetable tanned leathers. Our revolution stems from a careful study of the impacts that a leather produces during its production process, in its use and at the time of its disposal. The production of vegetable-tanned leathers guarantees the lowest environmental impact in the process and in the resulting waste. The result is a completely natural and living product, which changes over time and becomes more precious in its use, without damaging the environment when it is disposed of.
The Vecchia Toscana vegetable tanned leathers are made only from raw hides, originally purchased from the best European slaughterhouses. Our production is carried out on different cuts of leather, in particular on shoulders, double butts and half calves. The production is carried out according to the traditional slow tanning processes, using high quality extracts of vegetable tannins such as chestnut, mimosa and quebracho from South America.
Upon arrival, the fresh salted raw hides are carefully inspected, to ensure the highest quality and avoid production problems, only the best quality leathers will be used to produce the Vecchia Toscana vegetable leathers. After this first check we start with the greening, liming, fleshing processes, and then move on to the real vegetable tanning phase. All this process is carefully followed at every stage by our team of craftsmen with decades of experience in the production of cowhide and vegetable-tanned leathers.
Only the traditional slow vegetable tanning methods can guarantee the best characteristics of resistance and durability to the leather.
Subsequently, through the dyeing, fattening, drying and finishing phases, our team of artisans will give the leather the characteristics desired by the end customer, in terms of hand, thickness, appearance and color.
LEATHERS FOR LEATHERGOODS AND FOOTWEAR
LEATHERS FOR BELTS
LEATHERS FOR SADDLERY
Via Sicilia 1 - loc. Ponte a Cappiano, Fucecchio 50054 (FI)
Tel.: +39 0571 297252
Fax.: +39 0571 297144 / +39 0571 297255