The Cuoio di Toscana brand expresses the Consorzio Vero Cuoio Italiano‘s vocation towards of excellence.
Its main objective is spreading a more aware culture of sole leather.
Consumers, manufacturers, designers and opinion leaders in the fashion industry are the target audience of its promotion and communication activities.
The Consortium aims to educate its listeners to recognize and appreciate the superior quality of the sole leather obtained by the artisan processing techniques and the slow vegetable tanning.
The brand Cuoio di Toscana is a synonym of transparency, attention to the environment and quality Made in Italy, values shared by all its member tanneries that the Consortium has passed down for generation.
The sole leather produced by the Consortium companies can be distinguished for its processing techniques which are at the same time traditional and innovative, improved overtime to preserve the natural characteristics of the leather, its compactness, breathability and softness.
The slow vegetable tanning gives the leather a quality which cannot be imitated. One of its secrets is the antique and skilled use of tannins, organic vegetable compounds obtained from chestnut, mimosa and quebracho wood.
Cuoio di Toscana communicates with the world of fashion, using the language of style. A leather sole is a classy detail which adds value to the finest footwear, capable of setting trends today, as in the past.
Cuoio di Toscana is produced respecting the current regulations and restrictions on the use of harmful chemical substances, protecting the health and wellbeing of the consumers. Environmental respect and social responsibility, in the broadest sense, characterize the Consortium’s approach to sustainable development.
Cuoio di Toscana is a product with a high content of comfort: it adapts naturally to the foot, protects it from external agents thanks to its waterproof characteristics and at the same time allows it to breathe.
The Consortium was founded
to protect the Tuscan tanning tradition
who identify with the brand values
The market share
of sole leather production made in Italy
The market share
of sole leather production made in Europe
Consorzio Vero Cuoio Italiano was founded in 1985 by a few tanneries with the goal to promote the culture of sole leather and to communicate the high quality of their product.
The Consortium, lead by Antonio Quirici, presently has eight member companies all bonded by the same values, the same artisanal traditions with a brand, Cuoio di Toscana, created to protect a heritage of competence and know how unique in this world.
The Associated Tanneries are the beating heart of the Consorzio Vero Cuoio Italiano. Through the coordination of a board of Directors each one works to:
• enforce laws and work contracts with precision and punctuality
• ensure fair behavior towards customers, suppliers and collaborators
• respect the environment and prevent any form of pollution
• safeguard health and safety in the workplace
• favor growth and professional satisfaction