The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, Toscana Promozione and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Texas are pleased to present Craft the Leather on the Road 2015 in Texas.
During the presentation directed to the main actor of the leather industry, for the first time in Houston-Texas, the Consortium have revealed the world of vegetable-tanning in Tuscany: an activity closely linked to the habits and history of the area, a slow and handcrafted productive process that comes from the Tuscan tanner’s experience and that have been handing down this tradition for generations. The result is a high quality natural product with unique features in the leather world that can be used in footwear, leather goods, saddlery, bookbinding, upholstery.
At the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, on Monday 9 March 2015 at 4 pm, in the NGR Reliant Center Room 408/409 on the second floor, Craft the Leather on the Road Texas has been the right event to discover a Tuscan tradition: the various steps of the production process, the metal-free vegetable-tanned leather and the tanneries that produce it.
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