In the 20th century, the tanning industry that had developed in the Chiampo Valley, found prosperity due to the surrounding natural environment, suitable for helping the growth of the tanning district, today still one of the largest in Italy.
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The venetian leather district, an Italian leather processing industrial system amongst the most important in the world, and based in Arzignano, has achieved a great milestone in 2022: the conferral of the Capitale della pelle® brand, approved by the Ministry of Economic Development. This confirms the Italian excellence in leather processing, worldwide.
“From now on, thanks to the registration and protection of trademarks, the definition “Capital of Leather” is an exclusive privilege of the city of Arzignano, its citizens and its companies. In a world of high competition, we considered it essential to protect our excellence”.
— Mayor Alessia Bevilacqua and Deputy Mayor Enrico Marcigaglia of Arzignano
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The company’s business began as a tannery of calf and baby calf hides intended for the most renowned Italian, French and Spanish shoe factories. The historical evolution has allowed the company to reach increasingly sought-after markets, as saddleries.