Updated: Jan 6, 2019
THE SUCCESS FORMULA: IDEAL NATURAL CONDITIONS, AND A CENTENNIAL EXPERIENCE IN THE SUBSEQUENT TREATMENT OF LEATHER, BOTH AT THE TANNERY, AND THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS.
Leather is an icon in Argentina, like Maradona and Messi, the mate, the tango... And it is globally known for its quality. However, not many people know the origin of its prestige. You surely imagine it is related to the bovine activity of the country, but what about it?
Jackets, belts, handbags, bags, wallets, shoes and even in upholstery, leather industry in Argentina is even older than the foundation of the country. Story tells that one of the first exports to Europe was made by a tannery founded in 1790. Argentina is an ideal country to make leather famous worldwide: large extensions of fields and the adequate weather enable free-range farming and abundance. Moreover, cows do not require balanced feed, a crucial point in this matter, and consequently, cows provide a fibrous and elastic material which, after being industrialized, becomes a fine grain, flexible, soft, durable, resistant and deliciously scented product with woody and sweet notes.
In Buenos Aires, you will find leather in thousands of different objects. If you prefer something traditional, you can get inspiration from the gaucho image: a gaucho knife with leather cover, or a leather sash with silver buckle - add a poncho and a hat - and feel like a gaucho for one day. If you prefer daily objects, the options are infinite: from clothes to ornaments, or luggage, shoes, jewelry and furniture.