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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!

Real Leather: A Few Tips to Preserve your Bags

 

Dear  Women, our purses are probably the most loved and used accessories and often we also spend a lot of money buying them. This is why it is essential to know how to keep your bags tidy and clean by intervening in the correct way in case of problems

Especially if made in real leather or calfskin, the bag is certainly the number one accessory for women, a bag is used in every circumstance, during the day or for the evening. And using the leather bags unfortunately it could happens to damage it. So, in order to preserve it to use it over time, it is necessary to dedicate particular care and attention to this beautiful material.

Here are some simple and quick tips to keep your leather bags magnificent for a long:

SCRATCHES – For any scratches it is possible to use the rubber or magic sponge available in all the supermarkets, which is normally used to remove stains from the walls, that often solve little problems of day by day use.

SUEDE – If the stain concerns a suede bag, to keep it in a good state of preservation, it is possible to use of special sprays normally sold by shoemakers, while to eliminate dirt you can use a specific or a wet sponge.

CALFSKIN – To take care of a magnificent leather bag and restore shine and softness: it is possible to use a cotton fiock soaked in facial cleansing milk and, subsequently, shine with a cream that is neutral.

REAL LEATHER – To clean the genuine leather bag you must avoid aggressive products that could worsen the situation.
Here is what you need to do: rub it gently with a cotton fioc or a soft cloth soaked in facial cleansing milk, but without spreading it on the bag directly but only on the cotton fioc; alternatively, cow’s milk can be used with the same procedure.

Remember, above all, that regardless of the material it is a good rule to avoid immersing your bag in water (we know, you are not crazy 🙂 ), and of course never put it in the washing machine! Finally, when you decide to put it away at the end of the season, store it in a cloth bag along with some sugar cubes, at the moment you will need it your bag will be still perfect as new.

Holidays, how to choose your luggage, a few best tips

A dreamed Holiday in Tuscany, now is your time, time to discover food and Made in Italy products, high quality and food pleasure so you really need a travel bag or a suitcase.

That is clear: everyone loves to go on vacation and things to evaluate are many. Are you are traveling by plane?  So you have to meet a certain weight (around 15 kg) and the same is true for the size, otherwise you will be charged for each extra Money!

But real problem is ….. not just prepare the items but also which suitcase or bag to choose?!
I Medici in Firenze have know how to advise you. You should know that there are many types of suitcases: rigid, soft and semirigid, large, medium and small, of different materials (plastic, cloth, carbon, leather) of different colors and wheight.

Choosing the type of suitcase depends on what travel you want to do: What do you use to  traveling? Is it a weekend on the wine route or in the Chianti, is it a nice trip to Tuscany cities like Siena, Livorno, Florence ,Pisa? And the the purpose? Is it Adventure, business holiday? is It a relaxing tour of Uffizi or Museums?

A rigid suitcase is the best for Plane traveling. It is shock resistant, bulky, wide, waterproof the suitcase is for you: robust, for a long trip in an airplane; as you know that luggage are not handled with care. Semi-rigid and soft suitcases are perfect for traveling by train or car, when space is limited and therefore need to be adapted to the best. Yes, they are used also in the air, but we recommend to safe them with the cellophane at the airport to prevent opening and robbery.

Finally, if  you came back from Tuscany and you have not bought a leather bag, you can not miss the possibility to receive it at home directly, by choosing one of our I Medici travel bags (IM9300 or IM9100 for example), it will be your best travel companion.