”I start to work in this business since I was 14 years old. Now I am now a 81 years old man, but I have never think to quit the job. Leather is my whole life.”
1950, the post war era, Mr Puccini Attilio started working in the first tanneries in Ponte a Egola, a small town in the leather district between Florence and Pisa, getting experience in working bovine vegetable tanned leather for leathergoods and footwear. He was 14 years old at that year.
After this period, he decided to start his own business, opening the “Conceria Puccini Attilio” in 1986. He passed down to his son Marco and his daughter Sandra the values of this ancient craft, so they are all currently managing the tannery.
OUR raw material
Conceria Puccini Attilio located nearby the old famous town Pisa. It is a founding members of “The Genuine Italian Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium” (Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale), a small group of tuscan tanners In the Leather District, where vegetable-tanned leather is still produced following the traditional methods. The quality of Tuscan vegetable-tanned leather is the result of a long-lasting experience and it’s closely connected to the lifestyle and culture of its production area.
Pelletteria S&G selects to use the raw materials from France, Sweden and Switzerland, which suggested by Mr.Puccini. This is bases on his long-lasting artisan experience to know that these places have the best cattles to provide raw hides. And thanks for Mr. Joe Law’s 40 years leather business experience, he teaches us how to clarify the leather quality and understand the characteristics of leather. The leather we manufactured is already history by itself, charm & superior.
At the same time, Mr.Puccini produces over 60 colours of the vegetable tanned leather which are specialized for Pelletteria S&G. This is a big task for most of the tanners but not giving to much problem to Mr.Puccini and handle perfectly.
Vegetable tanned leather is finished with the process of tannic compound extracted from plants, which is environment protectional material. It possesses unique fragrance & comfort feeling. At the same time we require surface pigment and correction set to the minimum, base on this to present the original outlook feeling of leather to its natural beauty. You can find that the S&G products which on your hand are unique in the world. Enjoy the sole of nature (such as the growth marks, veins, scars, haircells etc which explained below), but please be assured that these natural traces will not affect the practicality and functionality of the products. At the same time, the color tone will change as time goes by, which can show your unique living style and taste on it.
The continuous innovation in technology guarantees vegetable tanned leather of the best quality. Leather tells story of live, after one’s usage will change its tone & odor, just like wine, will become your unique symbol as time passed by.