Production processes

The raw hide that we purchase, after various procedures, is transformed into a variety of items diversifying in colour and type that are divided according to the final utilization, such as footwear, leather articles and furniture.
The main working procedures can be summed up as follows:

1. Tanning

This consists of "depilating" the leather, transforming it into wet blue.

2. Pressing

This procedure is needed to stretch and smoothe the leather, removing excess water.

3. Splitting

This is a mechanical process that separates the upper part (called grain) and the lower part (called hair crust).

4. Trimming

This is a mechanical process that allows the thickness setting in a homogeneous manner on the entire leather surface.

5. Dying

This treatment takes place in dying drums and is necessary to create the colour and the softness required.

6. Drying

The hide is dried on a frame or in a vacuum - a system that makes it possible to remove excess water.

7. Staking

This is done by means of a machine (staking machine), with a mechanical pin rod that softens the leather.

8. Stucco sealing

This is a procedure that eliminates the surface defects of the hide.

9. Buffing

This treatment is utilized to remove the impurities of the hide by means of a light abrasive procedure.

10. Milling

The leather is softened by means of mechanical beating in drum containers where temperature and humidity is regulated.

11. Finishing

This is the most important process used to dye the hide. It allows technicians, supported by designers and stylists to express their creativity.

12. Ironing

This is a mechanical process that gives the hide the feel and brightness required.

13. Trimming

This procedure makes the finished product pleasant to the look, by removing the imperfections of the border edges.

14. Workshop

All the hides undergo strict physio-chemical tests based on international regulations and specific client requests.

15. Quality control

The hides are checked by quality control technicians who check the colour, thickness and all important visible characteristics to ascertain that they are up to standard before delivering them.

16. Measurement

The skin is measured with precision electronic instrumentation.

17. Packaging

Leathers are packed as by customers instructions and then they're ready for being shipped.