A peek into Gillio's production: visiting the tannery29 June 2017
Ever wonder how the beautiful hides of Gillio leather are created?
Our well-known epoca leathers are still coloured according to the ancient Italian traditions. Not a quick colour dye, but traditional vegetable tanning. This transformation from raw hides into beautifully dyed leather is a slow and astonishing process in wooden drums, based on the use of natural tannins and on the slow passage of time. This process is the most environmental-friendly, and it allows us to keep the uniqueness and versatility in the product.
Have a look at how the Gillio leathers are created in this video: