We are very proud of the craftsmen and women who make up our production staff. They do good work and take pride in sending out top quality, handmade leather handbags, bags and accessories. We would like to honor them and their stories in the next few blogs. Renato grew up working leather. In fact he gained his experience with his own business which specialized working cuoio in an artistic manner, such as the recreation of pieces that historically make up the Florentine leather tradition, for example the tacco a/k/a traditional Florence coin purse. He has been with us for about 5 years and his primary occupation here at Pierotucci is the prepping of the individual pieces, in other words his job is setting up the “bones” of the bag. He paints edges, trims and buffs seams, prepares the buckles and and handles.
In the photo below you can see Renato as he edges a piece of leather with a terracotta paint that seals the leather from absorb too much from the environment. So you can see his job requires a calm and tranquil disposition and a very steady hand – soft spoken and always with a smile he has a personality which fits his vocation. He was born and grew up in Florence and declares himself to be a fan of the VIOLA soccer team – though he wouldn’t loose any sleep over a poor game! He enjoys travelling around Italy and exploring the nooks and crannies of this incredible land.