How Stroppa conquered Tuscany
The Stroppa brand stands for quality and style. We know how important the materials are, so we are proud to announce that we have just started cooperation with one of the Tuscan tanneries.
From now on, we will use high quality natural vegetable tanned bovine leather for the production of our products. Leather which is known among many exclusive international brands.
When you close your eyes and think about Tuscany what do you see?
Do you see the photographs taken by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Marlow or perhaps Elliott Erwitt? However, few people know that the region is a silicon valley of leather production. This is the place where the best leather is made, known all over the world for its durability, elegance and longevity.
In the world of consumerism, few of us take time to think what way the product has travelled before it hit the shelf.
Let me take you on a journey to an Italian tannery to see how natural vegetable tanned leather is made.
It is here, where the smell of earth, skin and wood spreads. Just like in the days of Ancient Rome, craftsmen are using bark, leaves, branches and fruits for vegetable tanning of the skin. It is one of the oldest methods, it does not contain harmful chemicals and is based on the natural process of tannic acids contained in nature. The same tannins that are found in a bottle of good wine.
This method has been passed on for hundreds of years by generations. It takes place in full respect of nature as well as tradition and is performed only by top-class artisans. Vegetable tanning of the skin is one of the longest and the most expensive method. That is why the leather created in this process is such an exclusive product.
But why did we choose vegetable-tanned leather?
Because it gains a sought-after patina, which distinguishes each product. This type of leather, like wine, acquires value, style and character with age. This is not done at the expense of its vitality, strength or density. Quite the contrary. Vegetable tanned leather is famous for these features.
Leather obtained this way can serve life long – it is known worldwide for its longevity and durability. No matter whether you’re moving around the city maze or crossing the wilderness.
We believe that handcraft, like photography, is an art. That is why we create our products based on the tradition from hundreds of years ago. Each of our products is handmade and the materials used in the production process are carefully selected. Therefore, each of our products is unique and long-lasting.
Stroppa accompanies hundreds of photographers around the world during photo sessions and workshops. Our products are aimed at consumers who make informed choices. With Stroppa, you support local communities and artisanal traditions.
Do you want to feel what a dolce vita is? Get our product today!