Introducing: Gillio Toscana04 December 2023
Introducing our latest masterpiece in the world of leather craftsmanship – our newest leather, 'Toscana.' Immerse yourself in the epitome of artisanal excellence, where tradition meets innovation to create a leather experience unlike any other. Inspired by the rich heritage of Tuscan craftsmanship and meticulously crafted through time-honored methods, Toscana is a testament to Gillio’s unwavering commitment to quality and timeless elegance.
At the heart of our new Toscana leather is the art of vegetable tanning, a meticulous process that transforms raw hides into a work of enduring beauty. Sourced from the finest Tuscan suppliers with whom Gillio has cultivated relationships for over three decades, our commitment to excellence is embedded in every fiber of this leather.
When creating this with our team, we challenged our own renowned Epoca leather, seeking to recapture the essence of our revered vintage batches from the 90s. The result is a leather that transcends time, elevating the standard of quality and craftsmanship.
Durable, strong, supple, beautiful and classic; Toscana is not merely a leather; it's an experience that will last a lifetime. As you run your fingers over its surface, you'll feel the unmistakable texture of top-tier quality, a tactile experience that sets Toscana apart from the rest. The leather ages gracefully, developing a unique patina that tells the story of your journey with it. This patina is not just an aesthetic evolution but a testament to the exceptional quality of each Gillio item.
Our dedication to quality extends beyond the product itself. Toscana is a bridge between the past and the present, a synthesis of time-tested techniques and contemporary design. As you hold a Gillio Toscana item, you are not just holding leather; you are holding a piece of modern history, a tangible link to the artisans who have perfected their craft over generations.
In a world inundated with mass-produced goods, Gillio is proud to be a name that stands for authenticity, for choosing quality over quantity. Every stitch, every nuance in the grain tells a story – a story of passion, dedication, and the pursuit of perfection, where tradition, innovation, and artistry converge to create a legacy that will be cherished for generations to come.
WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW:
- the classical colours come closest to our 'vintage' epoca in terms of touch, smell, appearance
- the brighter colours are a bit drier to the touch because of different tanning techniques
- Toscana will NOT replace Epoca, but they'll continue to exist concomitantly
- we don't advise to treat Toscana (as we don't advise to treat Epoca) - the natural patina will develop by using the items due to the oils in your hands
- just as with Epoca, Toscana will have natural variations, stretchmarks, texture etc - we aim to keep our leathers as natural as possible!