If it is true that 90% of Made in Italy exports go through trade shows, this 82nd edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, which opened its doors on June 19th at Fortezza da Basso in Florence, becomes a strategic event that has never been more important compared to the recent past. About 1,053 brands exhibited new products for summer 2013, over 59,000 sqm
In this first article starting off our blog category dedicated to the analysis of the dynamic centre of the Italian leather industry, Tuscany, we’d like to tell you what the “Polo Fiorentino” is in more detail, and why it is so important not just for us here at Gleni but also for all the other specialists and workers in the Italian leather sector. It’s here in this district that we find the most accredited leather companies in the leather tanning industry, and also the most famous Italian leather craftsmen, who have transformed their deep passion for the Made in Italy product into their life’s work, taking great care over hand-crafting every single product, paying attention to even the smallest detail, to be sure of creating an item to represent the best of genuine Italian craftsmanship with its age-old traditions, passed down from generation to generation.
With industrial production methods we rarely get a perfectly refined product, well-finished in the smallest details, since it will lack all the passion, devotion and care typical of the skilled artisan, who, like a thoughtful parent, protects his own creations from any kind of imperfections or inaccuracies.
But, have you ever asked yourself, dearest readers, how the whole leather sector is organized and what policies it follows, at least here in Italy, in particular around the Tuscan area which is so loved by all of us here at Gleni?
Elegance and the desire to be free from any kind of rule or convention: this is the recurrent theme that ran through the recent edition of Milan fashion week, from January the 16th to January the 19th, one of the most anticipated fashion events, which saw the presentation of the new men’s styles and trends … [Read more…]