Quality products start with trained and qualified artisans. Marco, a 20 year vetran at leather working, at Pierotucci has the incredible patience to seal each and everyone of the raw edges or these Italian leather key chains. The Italians will tell you, that this vegetable tanned leather “è vivo” which means it is alive and breathes in humid air. Excess humidity can cause leather to spoil and mold thus shortening its lifespan.
The Toscanella Italian Leather Collection, highlights a terra cotta colored seal on all of the exposed edges to protect the leather from drinking in too much “pollution”. Each edge is painted and then once the sealant has dried completely it will be buffed out and ready to assemble and sew together.
The terracotta colored sealant on the leather accessories brings to mind the rich terracotta pots which are made in Tuscany and is a lovely complement to the 7 vegetable tanned colors available: olive green, tobacco, black, dark brown, sunflower yellow, cream and ivory. Each one of these colors evokes clear images of the beautiful Tuscan landscape.