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Arranging Your bags! Some suggestions to solve!

Arranging handbags at home is an activity that will take you some time, so take a deep breath and take all the time you need. If all goes well it is a demanding job (and boring too) that you will do only once, then everything is to respect the order created.

Will you really need all the bags you have in the wardrobe? How many have you not been wearing since time immemorial? Which ones no longer meet your taste (perhaps given away by that idiot of your ex)?

Sorting and cleaning you bags, leather made, canvas made, or anything else meda, will help us to order, but also to free up space for new purchases without guilt. If among the thousand bags that crowd your closet there are some that don’t make sense anymore, there are four alternatives:

Can you believe that you can….? What? Yes, you have so much bags, and so your friends so you can…trade them!
Or you can sell them, because the luxury second-hand market is very flourishing, or…
or if they just don’t make sense anymore, give them as a present!

The best way to organize bags in the wardrobe is to divide them by occasion of use and taking seasonality into consideration. So here’s how to optimally arrange the bags in the closet, in the boxes and hung!

How to store bags in the closet
One of the possible storage places for our wonderful creations of leather goods is the wardrobe, perhaps a whole one, completely dedicated to accessories.

Shelves can be organized quite simply. We dedicate a shelf to work day bags, ordering them according to the season, another for evening clutches and clutches and another for leisure day bags. Another shelf for larger bags such as weekends or sports bags.

To better arrange the bags, we can rely on the organizers or use the matryoshka technique that involves inserting them into one another.

The best thing is that each has its own space and is kept in its protective bag.

In the boxes
The boxes make the wardrobe much tidier, especially if we have a walk-in closet or an open wardrobe.With labels we can identify each box with the models we need at a glance.

Hanging
If the space in the house is what it is, we can alternatively organize the bags vertically.

There are various tools on the market that allow you to hang more bags behind the wardrobe door, behind a door or alternatively inside the wardrobe. They are space-saving solutions that can save us even from the prevailing chaos.

So…here are our suggestion and…may be you have more? Let us know!

A bag for a famous person, leather bag for President Donald Trump!

?Here is a new series of joke articles about famous people and their eventual baggage if choosing a lather bag at I Medici in Firenze! 🙂

Everyone needs a bag or a wallet, everyone has to carry their things that are powerful and famous or are ordinary people.
And surely even President Trump needs to carry all the objects that are necessary to him every time he is in a meeting at the White House or on a business trip or vacation.
Of course, He will not be the one to bring his bags but he will certainly choose them, I do not believe that a person like President Trump will decide his personal things to someone else.
And if the President came to us, to I Medici in Florence e-commerce to ask we would known which bag would be the best for him.
We would certainly need guidance on what use should be made of the bag or object it needs, but yes, right, Mr President cannot tell us anything today. But We know about him, we know He is a lover of playing Golf and He often goes to play over the weekend.


This is why we thought that President Trump would be comfortable and would love a magnificent vegetable-tanned Italian leather bag in which to store everything needed for a weekend on the golf course, and the bag We would recommend to him is undoubtedly the Comfortable Duffel Leather Bag – (IM9100), 100% Italian leather duffel bag, perfect for a few days holiday.

I Medici Duffel 9100

The Duffel IM9100 by I Medici is made up of a main compartment and an inside pocket. Featuring a single gusset, Zip top closure, a zippered pocket under the flap. And then there’s room for everything: One open pocket and a pen holder, large pegs at the base, Internal large zipper pocket. Brushed brass hardware, Fabric lining Handle with a drop of 3 “. We are sure that the President Tump would appreciate the quality of an excellent Italian leather product, whose quality is certainly worthy of such an important person.

Dear Mr President Trump If you want, we will send you your bag for free to the White House, just ask but …….be careful, Mr Obama could be envied!

Not only Leather Bags

We all love iItalian leater bags but….we do not live only using bags! Today we will talk about leather Italian sofa!

So among the many furnishing elements the choice of the sofa is really of fundamental importance to ensure adequate comfort, the right degree of resistance and last but not least a certain level of aesthetic refinement ? this is why we want to provide you with a very practical list of the best brands of sofas able to respond impeccably to any kind of need.

In this case we have selected only Italian sofas, taking into consideration the great level of value achieved by the made in Italy precisely in the realization of these particular furnishing elements.

We will then guide you to discover the best brands of Italian sofas, underlining that each of the companies mentioned offers a vast collection of sofas in different finishes, from fabric to leather, and of course many models of decidedly modern, classic, modular and perfectly customizable inspiration.

We begin our journey to discover the best Italian brands of sofas by introducing Amura, a company that is inspired by Mediterranean warmth and beauty, perfectly combining tradition and innovation to offer its customers the maximum in terms of comfort and refinement.

Our favorites:

Arper sofas

The high bill of the Arper sofas, made with upholstered in modular or fixed version, is aimed at offering the maximum in terms of flexibility and versatility. Furnishing elements completely customizable not only in terms of choice of fabrics and finishes but also at a structural level.

B&B Italia sofas

A design that easily moves between the vintage, classic, modern and even inspirational style that we could define futuristic ? the sofas by B&B Italia are perfect for those who are looking for a quality product capable of evoking feelings of wellbeing and warm, homey warmth without giving up freedom of composition.

Cassina sofas

Among the first companies to specialize in industrial design in Italy, Cassina blends manual wisdom and technological development into its production philosophy. The result is visible in every single product made, starting precisely from the sofas, which present an immediately recognizable design that is a perfect expression of the made in Italy.

Flexform sofas

Among the best brands of Italian sofas we could not forget to mention Flexform, an important production company with offices in different countries in the world that has always been attentive to sustainability, quality and elegance. A design of inspiration that we could define as more classic, capable at the same time of looking at the contemporary, characterizes high-quality sofas destined to last over time.

Giovannetti sofas

A sparkling style that makes originality and quality its strong point ? we are talking about the sofas by Giovannetti that offers its customers truly unique pieces, in modular and modular versions that allow you to change the environment in a simple and creative way .

Lago sofas

Customizable and reconfigurable, Lago sofas are made to give shape to the seat you have always wanted for everyday life. A vast range of backrests and seats that combine with each other inspired by pure geometry, combined with the use of fine fabrics and upholstery, allow you to create the sofa of your dreams.

MDF Italia sofas

Versatile and customizable both in terms of depth and length, the MDF Italia sofas are made with solid wood structures, fine upholstery and stitching and sartorial quality details. The company guarantees high quality standards and an almost infinite range of customizations.

Molteni Sofas & C

Always a synonym of design and high quality, Molteni & C offers a wide and varied collection of sofas that perfectly combines love for tradition and a look that is always attentive to the future. Different types of structures meet as many coatings and paddings for the creation of unique furnishing elements.

Zanotta sofas

Another perfect embodiment of the made in Italy and guarantee of products of undoubted invoice is Zanotta: choosing a sofa from this house of Design will mean having a furnishing element so much sought after in terms of quality and aesthetics.

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What is bag for a woman? Her life!


The bag for a woman is as an ID Card, where You can find a diary where, in random order, she notes dreams, pains and hopes between an aperitif with her friends and the withdrawal of the shirts in the dry cleaners. In a woman’s bag you can find sunglasses to cover the signs of a night of love passed in the arms of her man or to hide eyes that are swollen with tears. You can find the phone casket of treasures, memories and messages.

In a woman’s bag you can find the keys to her love nest, jealously guarded for fear of losing them again. You can find rubber bands and hairpins, hidden on the bottom, like a magical and secret place. In a woman’s bag you can find the wallet, which tells who she is and who she was, that keeps photos of those she loves and the money she earned with hard work, love and dedication. In a woman’s bag there are secrets, years passed and years to come, there are loves, bitter tears and laughter with friends.

It will always be too small to contain the world that she is, and too big to quickly find keys and cell phone. A woman’s bag is a whole universe that somehow tells where she comes from and where she goes. This is why it is so important to have a special bag, if you have to buy it for yourself or as a gift. Because, however small compared to our ego, it knows how to contain the survival kit for day by day life, whether it is true or psychological ?and please remember: never rummage on it if it is not your one!

(fromhttp://www.ilgiornale.it/news/life/borsa-donna-1409007.html)

Your Leather Bag…as a Lover

An Italian leather bag as a gift for every occasion, name day, birthday, Christmas is always a welcome surprise!

The reasons are endless:

every woman wants a leather bag, always. And there is no need to guess the size, it is not (so) cumbersome and represents at the same time something useful and fanciful.

Leather bags are a gift that goes well not only for every occasion, but that is good for all women: for those who want to give a bag to a friend, girlfriend, wife or mother. In our web shop there is never a lack of women’s bags of the most varied models: practical, beautiful, elegant or sporty.

A tip: when you can ?. take advantage of the sales, but if for you the bag is a matter of instinct ? then choose it as you would choose a lover, on impulse. Because bags are like husbands: before choosing one we think about it a lot but the thrill of the lover ? is unique!

Our Italian Leather Men’s Handbag


The Shoulder Bag

It is a spacious shopper bag very simple and elegant, the real solution for women that live a life at the top. It can be used everywhere: beach, work or free time! The shoulder bag is comfort wear even when the bag is loaded with women’s or kids’s (!) stuff. The wide bag with all the space you need!


The Hand Bag

Hand bag is small but it?s big enough. Think about this for a second. Think about the stuff that you want to have on you every day and then add a little more space, but only a little, just in case you need to throw one more thing when the situation demands it unexpected. Now, pay attention, this size of the handbag is right proportionate to body so you agree with us, the handbag is the party companion.


The Duffel Leather Bag

Any traveling person needs a holdall for those weekend jaunts and long weekends or three-day business trips. And you need at least one; or only one, if it is quality leather made, Italian style look. Big, bulky luggage has transformed into sleek, stylish holdalls for each occasion. The design is inspired by the duffel bag, yes,  but in leather,  they are now more refined appearance attribute a classic look to this practical  and useful tote.


The Briefcase

Briefcases are probably the first and oldest form of professional handbags. Naturally today briefcases, however, changed  to a great deal since the days of our grandfather?s sharp-cornered case. They were so boxed and hard. From them the only traditional element still present in the modern briefcase is the shape. Now materials, details, buckles, leather exterior, and practical interior compartments help make this bag a news and modern version but also a timeless addition to any working-man?s wardrobe.


The Messenger

This bag was created inspiring by the bags traditionally carried throughout history by ? guess who? ? messengers naturally. It was a bag originally made from canvas and swung across the shoulder, now messenger bags have taken on a whole new meaning in today and a new look. Look around you, hipsters and professional like to go out with modern leather bags, the backpack messenger?s laid-back style will always have a classic casual flair, but today?s leather messenger tote also tell about a hint of uptown sophistication.

Vegetable Tanned Italian Leather Back in Tokyo

A day dedicated to vegetable skin and its natural color change on November 15th 2018 was a great event: the Italian Genuine Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium organized at the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo.

There were over than 300 sector operators, the event “Il color of time, the color of art “. In the Exhibition Hall of the Italian Cultural Institute, for the entire day, the exhibition “The color of time, the color of art”, a mix of products from Tuscan tanneries associated with the Consortium, creations made by students, was opened to the public. international participants in the “Craft The Leather” International Design Competition organized by the Consortium and works of art made by contemporary Tuscan artists: Romano Masoni, Gianmarco Passerini, Maria Grazia Morini, Luca Macchi, Karl-Heinz Hartmann-Oels, Giuseppe Lambertucci, Riccardo Luchini, Antonio Bob?. Source: Real Vegetable Tanned Leather Consortium

The Consortium’s annual event this year focused on one of the most distinctive features of vegetable skin: the slow and natural color change. To introduce the day Paolo Quagli, Board Member, who told the activities of the Consortium and its new headquarters, Casaconcia, as well as presenting the latest news regarding the restyling of the Warranty Card, or the instrument that certifies the quality, the origin and tradition of leather made by the 22 associated tanneries. To enter into the specific topic of the seminar was Dr. Gustavo Adri?n Defeo, expert in analytical chemistry and color physics, starting from a historical narration of vegetable tanning and finally arriving at the analysis of the study conducted by the Ars Tinctoria Laboratory of Santa Croce sull’Arno about the evolution of skin color to vegetable over time. A study that has shown that the color inevitably changes and acquires warmer tones even in cold colors and intensifies for a long time until you get to the characteristic tannin color. In conclusion, Simone Remi, President of the Consortium, introduced the concept of color in art, then went on to talk about Tuscan artisans and their concept of art. Speaking of these themes, we talked about the activities of Casaconcia, defined as an “exhibition center where art, artists and artisans cross each other, with exhibitions of graphics, sculpture, photography and painting, wanting to show themselves and tell their experiences”.

How To: dry a Leather Bag

Yes, you really hope it doesn’t happen but…. it rains, may occur accidents or other situations that lead to the presence of water on the accessory so: how to dry a leather bag, a few steps without damaging the material.

Nightmare: the wet leather bag! No prob Bro, we have remedies!
It’s a classic: when you forget the umbrella, or when the predictions are wrong (yes, often!), or when the children get bored, they can really cause damage, like spills in the precious leather bag. A bag of wet skin is a problem, because it is a material that absorbs and can therefore present swelling. First of all, do not panic, but intervene immediately.

Miracles could not be done, unfortunately, if bag is damaged nothing can be done, except if? an artisan performs a drastic intervention to replace the swollen skin. If you want quality leather accessories, I Medici in Firenze bags are the best solution, also for quality and price. But how to dry this garment if not damaged but wet is a risk that can compromise the quality?

Do it immediately: dab the wet bag, simple, obvious!

But how? The first step to do is to use a soft, dry cotton or flannel cloth, dab gently and without rubbing. In doing so, the moisture is absorbed and removed, but warning: rubbing may scratch the surface! It is better then to dry everything in a natural way and outside. If it is possible, the open air is a real cure, but it should not be exposed to direct sunlight, because heat can ruin and lighten the color of leather and leather in general and degrades the fibers. So, better to find a place in the shade and maybe with a little fresh breeze. But it is better not to dry it completely, to complete the routine better. It is forbidden, I repeat forbidden, to dry the bag with the hairdryer. Naturally it is also forbidden?putting it on the radiator, or near an electric heater. Any source of heat can cause damage, above all it can leave unpleasant clear spots or unsightly spots.

How to preserve the leather bag from the wet
Once the excess moisture has been removed, the accessory must be gently activated, focusing on the areas that have been wet a lot. There are mixtures of nourishing oil, balsam for skin, or specific products, which are applied by massaging them and letting them dry for several hours. The purpose is to nourish the skin, but also to reintegrate the protection that the wet washed away. It is also for this reason that, for the normal cleaning of the leather bag, aggressive detergents should not be used, or worse, washed with neutral shampoo.

If you are short of oils or protective products, sodium bicarbonate powder, talc or corn starch applied to the whole accessory and made to act for a whole night, will take the place. The next day it will become a yellowish powder that must be removed with a dry cloth. When the bag is completely dry, you can apply a linseed oil that will help to restore the gloss to the accessory and strengthen the structure.

Final secret to prevent wet problems on leather bags is…..to play in advance:

  • buy high quality products (as Italian leather bags usually are and our I Medici in Firenze really are)
  • buy a waterproof product in a specific skin spray, so you do not have to perform all these operations. They protect from water in a preventive manner and the bag will not be ruined.
  • Or use a beeswax cream is a natural solution that is very effective in waterproofing this material, as well as nourishing it. The bag will look like new.

How Leather Wallets Born

The production of leather goods requires love, skilled hands…. and passion!

You need all those elements combined also with the use of a raw material of the best possible quality as only vegetable tanned leather  Made in Italy could be.

Making a leather wallet, a bag, is like cooking a good food, in which the all the ingredients must be used correctly and perfectly by qualified personnel with decades of experience as I Medici in Firenze can do.  Inside the I Medici in Firenze laboratory, or better “kitchen”, where daily standard or specific products are made, all is planned and prepared to create only the best products.

Clearly in this kitchen every work is carried out strictly by hand by the best “Cooks”, with the care and attention that this ancient precious natural beautiful material requires. As you can immagine the skin needed for a soft wallet or a good bag is very different. To produce a leather object it is therefore necessary to have various types of leather, with a wide variety of colors, surface and thickness.

To start a production, all the machines for the various phases must be active and synchronized: cutting, splitting, gluing, edging, stitching and finishing are ready for your wallet. The first step is design the object on the leather, and the Italian design by I Medici is well known all over the world for quality.  Then you have to cut leather: this phase is carried out with some cutting shapes in steel, called “punches” that allow to give the first shape to the product. The punches you define the cutting position, choosing the best point for color, for surface integrity and for color uniformity and to use all the material you have prepared (that is a very important thing to have a nice price even for luxury products because that allow to obtain many wallets without waste leather). The cut is made and your I Medici in Firenze wallet received the first aesthetic structure. The face of the product is given here. After assembly, the product is assembled and mounted provisionally to verify that all components are in place, shape and leather skin are perfect. The seam is the phase that transforms a collage of pieces into a finished product. The choice of the color of the thread, its size, the measure of the point, allow a precise customization for every need. Before packaging and delivery, a final check, cleaning, and general verification. Your Made in Italy leather wallet is ready to be shipped!

Scandicci (Florence): leather and footwear exports grow and jobs increase

It is a boom in the leather and footwear sector in Scandicci: exports grow and jobs increase

It is the first leather and footwear district in Tuscany for export growth and we would be lacking: with certain numbers, Scandicci can only stand at the top of the list of those who are appreciated in the world for quality productions.

There are 357 million euros in turnover in 2017, 4761 companies and around 15 thousand employees distributed between larger or smaller companies in the sector; the result is a 10.4% increase in exports compared to 2016.

These data emerged from the study commissioned by Banca Intesa CRF and disclosed a few days ago, which pair up with about 800 more jobs in the leather sector on the Scandaro area in 2017, registered by the Chamber of Commerce and related to 2017.

There is little to say, we are talking about an area that massively drives the economy of our city, if it is true that it is true that 85% of those enrolled in the high school of leather goods and Mita are hired shortly after their achievement of the diploma; and if Venetian companies – according to what Mayor Fallani reports – they decide to relocate here to Scandicci in order to work better.

(From InScandicci.it)

Leather Import and Export from Italy are Growing

Clearly less mediatically compared to other sectors,

the tanning industry is an excellence of Made in Italy in the world, with its mix of creativity, tradition and ability to adapt to changes in world demand.

Accomplice is a widespread willingness to invest in innovation processes, in a process that involves individual companies as well as entire supply chains developed around the districts.

On the basis of the currently available official data (which stop at the October final balance) and the trend lines, the sector should have closed 2017 with volumes of production increasing by about 3%, compared to only marginal progress in value (+ 0.7%). Values ??closely followed by all operators in the sector, considering that Italy is worth 65% of the turnover generated in this sector throughout the European Union and 19% worldwide. The players of the Peninsula each year import about 800 thousand tons of raw or semi-finished materials, worth 2.3 billion euros in 2016, and export the tanned leather in 110 countries for a value of 3.8 billion. As for the production segments, the greatest boost comes from the sale of medium-large bovine hides, while the progress of goatskins is less supported. On the contrary, the turnover of the calves (with some recovery in the last months of the analyzed period) and of the sheep is down. Trends linked to the intended use, with the car interiors that make up a very dynamic segment, while the fashion clientele (leather goods, footwear, clothing) works like a leopard spot.

In the first ten months of 2017 Italian exports of tanned hides showed a slight increase (+ 0.7%) compared to the same period of 2016, driven above all by the good trend of sales to China (+ 6%), which arrived for a difficult two years.

After seven years of continuous increases, the US market appears to be slightly slowing (-2%) and at first sight this performance could be attributed to the strengthening of the euro against the dollar. In reality this can not be the prevailing reason, if we consider that sales to the United Kingdom have increased hand in hand (+ 6%), despite the weakening of the pound compared to the single currency. As for the euro area, exports to France are growing (+ 5%), while it is falling towards Spain (-6%) and Germany (-3%). Overall, cross-border sales account for roughly three-quarters of total sales compared to just over a third of 1992. This means that in a quarter of a century, the Italian companies have been able to deeply modify not only the products but also their own way. to stay on the market to go and intercept those markets that still have a high potential for growth. In line with the Italian tradition, production is concentrated in some territories, where over time districts have developed which, focusing on the specific weight of a few, large companies, have progressively developed the whole industry chain.

The sector has 17,600 employees and 1,200 companies, data which clearly shows that most companies are small or very small. Veneto (in particular the area around Arzignano, in the Vicenza area) is by far the best equipped region on this front with 55% of the national market, followed by

Tuscany (from Santa Croce sull’Arno, in the province of Pisa, over time a large leather district has developed) is growing with its 28.5%.

And these two territories are those that in recent times have shown to enjoy better health, while some difficulties have emerged in Campania (third with 7.6%) and Lombardy (5%). Data collected by Unic (National Union of Tanning Industry), the most important global association of industrial tanning industries. Investments abroad are not lacking, but in general they are driven by the need for companies to ensure simplified access to raw materials (which in many non-EU countries suffer from protectionist restrictions), rather than by mere productive delocalisations, motivated from a lower labor cost. Traditionally, leather processing has an artisanal connotation that goes hand in hand with the introduction of innovative technologies within the production process. The worker, his skills and experience, play an essential role in the transformation of a waste of the food industry into a valuable material. That is why, despite the high seasonal peaks and the considerable fluctuations of the market, the organizational structure of the tanneries prefers the stability of relationships (permanent contracts) as a form of protection of the knowledge acquired and increased by the worker within the company. As a consequence, the use of flexible types of contracts (fixed-term contracts and temporary contracts) is limited.

(from Repubblica.it)