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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Atelier

A leather atelier is a specialized workshop where skilled artisans craft leather goods by hand. Here's a detailed description:


1. Ambiance and Layout:

  • Atmosphere: The workshop has a warm, inviting atmosphere, often infused with the rich, earthy scent of leather.
  • Space: Typically divided into various functional areas, it might include separate sections for cutting, stitching, dyeing, and finishing. Natural light is preferred to highlight the textures and colors of leather, often supplemented with task lighting for precision work.
  • Decor: The decor often reflects a blend of traditional and modern aesthetics. You might find vintage tools displayed alongside contemporary designs, adding to the creative ambiance.

2. Equipment and Tools:

  • Cutting Tools: Precision knives, rotary cutters, and scissors used for shaping leather.
  • Measuring Tools: Rulers, calipers, and templates for accurate sizing.
  • Stitching Equipment: Hand-stitching needles, sewing machines specifically designed for leather, and awls for creating holes.
  • Finishing Tools: Edge bevelers, burnishing tools, and hammers for smoothing edges and setting hardware.
  • Dyeing and Conditioning: Brushes, sponges, and airbrushes for applying dyes and finishes, along with conditioners and sealants to protect the leather.

3. Materials:

  • Leather: Various types, including full-grain, top-grain, and suede, sourced from different animals like cows, goats, and lambs.
  • Hardware: Metal components such as buckles, zippers, rivets, and snaps, often stored in well-organized bins.
  • Thread and Glue: Specialized, durable threads for stitching and adhesives for bonding leather pieces.

4. Process:

  • Design: The creation begins with sketches and patterns. Artisans might use digital tools or traditional paper templates to outline designs.
  • Cutting: Leather is cut to shape using patterns as guides. This requires a keen eye for detail to minimize waste.
  • Stitching: Pieces are stitched together, either by hand for intricate details or with sewing machines for strength and speed.
  • Assembly: Components are assembled, adding linings, pockets, and hardware as needed.
  • Finishing: Edges are beveled and burnished, and the leather is dyed and conditioned for the final look.

5. Craftsmanship:

  • Skills: Artisans are highly skilled, often trained through apprenticeships. They possess a deep understanding of leather properties and techniques.
  • Attention to Detail: Each piece is meticulously crafted, with careful attention to stitching, edge finishing, and overall aesthetics.
  • Customization: Many ateliers offer bespoke services, creating custom-fit items tailored to clients' specifications.

6. Products:

  • Range: Items can range from small accessories like wallets and belts to larger goods such as bags, jackets, and furniture.
  • Quality: Products are known for their durability, craftsmanship, and timeless style.

7. Environment:

  • Sustainability: Many leather ateliers emphasize sustainable practices, using ethically sourced materials and environmentally friendly processes.
  • Community: Often part of a local or global network of artisans, leather ateliers may collaborate or participate in exhibitions and fairs.

In a leather atelier, the fusion of traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques creates a space where quality and artistry are paramount. Each product crafted in the atelier carries a unique character, reflecting the meticulous effort and skill of the artisans.

Vegetable tanned leather absorbs the traces of our life, it matures and transforms with the passage of time. The natural ageing does not compromise its qualities, it is a rare material that actually improves with use. It embodies the signs of time and use as the most personal expression of naturalness and truth.
Pinto Leather is a small atelier atelier of leather goods located in Agno, Ticino, Switzerland. We offer leather goods handmade, crafted ethically with care!

The Italian leather purchased from Pinto Leather is a high quality vegetable tanned leather that you can enjoy the aging of the texture and color. The taste that deepens as you use it is the real thrill of using leather products. You can enjoy every change in any skin color, but especially the natural color Missouri leather tanned by La Perla Azzurra s.r.l. the color will change greatly as you use it and the expression will change too.

The tannery La Perla Azzurra s.r.l. is a Tuscan company with more than 45 years of experience in the production of entirely vegetable tanned shoulders, all leathers of European origin (mainly French)

The leather used is natural leather tanned by skilled artisan tanners in Tuscany, Italy. I make leather products that exploit the texture of the material, which increases in taste as you use it. Unlike mass production, the making of bags, wallets, belts and much more, PintoLeather constantly carries out all production processes, including design by hand. I believe that products that take time and effort will have the unique taste of craftsmanship and will be used with attachment for a long time.

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ABOUT THE SHOP

Pinto Leather is a small atelier located in Agno, Ticino, Switzerland. Now you can also browse our shop. Is dedicated to produce the highest quality of handcrafted leather goods as possible. Leather vegetable tanned Tuscan leather.


All of our goods are crafted by a single craftsman. We use ethically sourced materials and our goods are fair trade made.


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