The history of the tanning process.

The tanning process dates back to prehistoric times, when man began using the fur of hunted animals to protect himself from bad weather. Leather, however, is an organic material, therefore, after a few days it will rot, if not treated properly. Thus, it was essential to find processes to increase the resistance of leather to enable it to be used for longer. Since...

The leather selection from the origins: a strategic stage.

The raw material purchase stage in Marchetto Pellami is followed by the owner, Danilo Marchetto, who is personally responsible for the contacts with the suppliers and the search of quality materials whose origins he carefully evaluates to make sure that the goods are selected from trusted people prior to purchase. Our suppliers must comply with our guidelines regarding environment, hygiene inspections, the health...

The Arzignano Tanning District.

Since the early days, man has learned to use the fur of the animals he hunted for food as a protection from cold weather and from adverse climatic events. As then, today cowhide is mainly a by-product of the meat industry and therefore it does not increase the slaughter rate, it is indeed produced from a part of the waste that would otherwise...