Bringing it All Together: The Craft of Leatherworking
What does it take to make a Troubadour product? Ricardo Brugnoni of Ricky Pelletteria in Florence, Italy, explains why the highest level of craftsmanship is just as important as using the finest materials.
The Unique Benefits of Troubadour Vegetable-Tanned Leather
Troubadour vegetable-tanned leather is created in Italy using an entirely natural process that dates back more than a thousand years. Vegetable tanning transforms animal hides into soft, smooth, durable leather of the highest quality, with unique characteristics.
Buckle up: How 3D Printing Innovation Helped Bring a 100-Year-Old Buckle Design Back to Life
During the design evolution of the Rucksack, we wanted to create a buckle that combined simplicity, reliability and strength.
Skin-Deep Beauty: From Rawhide to Vegetable-Tanned
The process of making these hides of leather so special does not start in our Italian tanneries, but rather on the farms of Northern Europe.
Raccagni Unzipped: A Look at these Legendary Zipper Manufacturers
The effortlessly smooth glide of the zipper is a testament to more than 30 years of research and innovation at Raccagni, one of the world’s preeminent zipper-manufacturers.
What Happens Here: The Conceria 800 Tannery
In the beautiful Tuscan village of Santa Croce sull’Arno, Luigi Caroti and Rose Marie Moya spend their days creating exceptional leather at the Conceria 800 tannery
A Leather Bound Business: La Bretagna Tannery, est. 1961
In the early days La Bretagna could only afford one employee, so Giovanni and his wife worked there seven days a week to keep production moving.