Original Tuscany resides in the renown Leather District, in Tuscany, we have selected for you the best leather bags and goods from the best Tuscan leather artisans, that are re-launching the authentic Made in Italy on domestic and international markets. All the articles we are proposing are produced with high quality leather, crafted and tanned in Tuscany, according to a millenary tradition.
We only select the best leather products from the best tuscan leather craftsmen and are directly bought from us from the producers, the only ones who can guarantee high quality standards and authenticity.
From traditional craftsmanship to contemporary design, lines and materials are evergreen, gaining value over time. This is our philosophy: to select a classic yet ever-timely product, that meet the needs of our time while still being true to tradition. Being inside the leather district enables us to directly select only products made according to our values.
Original Tuscany's products are made of handcrafted leather, tanned in S.Croce sull'Arno, near Florence, the cradle of a great leather manufacturing tradition. The leather, once accurately selected, is sectioned in two parts: the superficial part is called full grain leather, the one underneath is called crust.
The leather is then transformed into the finished product through tanning, which can be either vegetable, chemical or a mix of the two. Florence is renown for vegetable tanning: here over the centuries, the master tanners have perfected and passed on techniques which have originated in prehistory transforming rough leather into a refined one.
Then as today this system exploits the action of tannins, which are extracted from wood and chestnut, oak or mimosa leaves. The leathers rest for days, sometimes months, in drums or tanks, and are then dried and polished, to be finally ready to be finished. Most of Original Tuscany products are handcrafted and are available in a limited edition: the chosen model can be created on the fly and customized according to specific requests.
Python leather is typical in the fashion industry and renown for its pleasant softness and sophistication. Its natural color shades enhanced by the hand paint and the scales' patterns make each python bag a unique and unrepeatable item.
Cowhide leather's particular features are its thickness, varying from 0.9 mm to 8 mm, the light yet typical odor and its light color which tends to get darker over time.
The Saffiano leather texture has been created by Prada. It's made out of calf leather and it's characterized by a typical diagonal maze. After the pattern impression, the leather is waxed to make it waterproof and to prevent staining and scratching.
With a thickness varying from 1,8mm to 2mm, the Dollaro leather texture is applied to the full grain leather, has a pleasant softness and feel. Has an excellent quality and it's one of the best leathers, also favored by the fashion industry specially for bags and shoes.
Leather is processed and made rot-proof and resistant, our suppliers use either vegetable or mixed tanned leather, the tannins contained in the leaves and wood confer both the resistance and durability and the typical brown color.
Original Tuscany's suppliers work with passion and artistry using their best tools: their touch, to test the thickness and softness of the leather; their smell, to perceive the leather's odors and scents, their sight to combine the best color matches and their intellect to create creative and fashionable designs and models. Once processed, the best Italian leathers are carefully assembled and sewed with the same professional touch that made florentine leather craftsmanship great throughout the world. Leather craftsmanship is a true art, creating a unique and special product from a long series of elaborated processes.